KDE 4 and the User Experience

,----[ Quote ]
| By contrast, KDE 4 is high-gloss fresh from the CD. With a color palette that
| is a little bit Vista, and widgets and icons that are a little bit GNOME or
| OS X with their shading and perspective and clean lines, KDE 4 is a radical
| departure visually from its predecessors.
|
| Start moving around the desktop, and you'll notice the same scalable vector
| graphics used for the icons have also started transforming KDE applications,
| including many of the games. You'll also notice a considerable increase in
| speed, apparently thanks to the new 4.3 Qt libraries -- even when running
| from a live CD.
`----

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...le.php/3709846

[KDE Digest - Raptor]

,----[ Quote ]
| One part of the vision of the Raptor team is to create a menu that combines
| the strengths of 3 ways to launch programs:
|
| * The overview one has with menus.
| * The speed one has by using console (if one knows the name).
| * The possibilities of the search capabilities a system can offer.
|
| As a launch menu is often used, it is a very visible element of a desktop
| system. Thus, our vision includes an “eye-candy”, beautiful presentation of
| this central launch menu.
`----

http://commit-digest.org/issues/2007-11-04/


Related:

[KDE 4] More on Raptor

,----[ Quote ]
| Lately I have been researching a lot on usability and mostly the merits of
| Fitt's Law, the more I studied this law the more I believe that Raptor's
| approach to the issue is fundamentally correct. *
`----

http://pinheiro-kde.blogspot.com/200...on-raptor.html


Raptor! join the fun.

,----[ Quote ]
| What is raptor? Raptor is a an amazing project i have been working in the
| last few days. It trays to be a fresh new way of finding your desktop
| applications, and interacting with its users.
`----

http://pinheiro-kde.blogspot.com/200...-join-fun.html


KDE4 is Very Attractive

,----[ Quote ]
| KDE4 will be a big step towards an enterprise software business based on free
| software. The software on the big servers is there already, the desktop is
| next. - kdedevelopers blogs
`----

http://linux.wordpress.com/2007/08/0...ry-attractive/


I have been playing with KDE lately.

,----[ Quote ]
| You know what though? Don’t tell Gnome, but KDE seems to be a little bit
| bouncier, springier and responsive. KDE seems to let me pick and choose my
| experience just a little bit more.
`----

http://writelarge.com/lj/2007/08/21/...th-kde-lately/