Very interesting. If PCs and notebooks came preinstalled with a Kde4 distro preinstalled and people were shown it and could actually choose, a good portion would propably chose Kde4.
Most people only use Windows because it comes with every PC and notebook and they don’t know anything else.
I love KDE too and will not go back to MS. It did however take me 2 hrs to sort KDE out to get all the multimedia codecs working from first install. Whilst routing in around in terminal and yast didn’t bother me too much, Jo Blogs public will not accept this.
You can’t really expect mainstream usage of Suse/KDE until codecs are automatically brought in at the install stage and with no conflicts.
This is a real shame as the video showed that when a fully configured KDE was running people liked it.
They should have shown them wobbly windows, windows closing with explosions, multiple desktops, cube desktop switch, etc etc - I could go on but you already know this don’t you. I even upgraded the desktop with an nVidia card to have the extra eye-candy features. Love it.
My twenty-something year-old daughters have both used my machines (list is below) without knowing they were not windows. One does use a Mac however. Only my son-in-law noticed the extra functionality and I think I will be setting up a dual boot machine soon.
As said above - well done to all the KDE team for this wonderful desktop.