The KDE developers have expressed some interest in porting their desktop over to QT/Embedded. If that happens, an already
existing desktop/office suite will suddenly appear on a new non-X platform for Linux, perhaps giving us the tools to finally dump
the X-Windows Disaster.
That's fine with me, as long as they leave KDE compatible with the normal Qt and stuff. I actually like X, other than its little quirky shortcomings like fonts. I routinely display apps between different machines, and that's a beautiful thing. If you take that functionality away from me, I will come after you.
I actually can't see why people get so confused or hateful of X, other than not being able to wrap their minds around the whole "client"/"server" thing. It's not that hard, though, and should be easier now that people are used to Napster and such. The server is the thing that provides resources (in this case, a display and input devices). The client is the thing that uses those resources (the program that writes to that display).
Would this be dumping too much legacy software? Or is this the key to massive Linux adoption on the
Well, you wouldn't necessarily have to dump legacy software. As mentioned in their FAQ, the Berlin folks do have an X11 compatibility layer in mind.
Anyway, I don't think this would make much difference one way or the other as far as popularity goes. The people who are intimidated by X aren't the people who would tend to run Linux anyway, and the more "user-friendly" Linux setups usually go to some trouble to hide the complexity from the user. Basically, the ones who know are used to it, and the ones who don't know don't care.
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