On 2013-12-21 18:45 (GMT-0800) Bruce Byfield composed:

As you may have heard, KDE recently topped the Linux Journal's Readers' Choice

That got me thinking. Why do people prefer KDE? What advantages do you think
it has over other desktop environments?

Originally it became my DE of choice because it was pleasant looking, in contrast to the ugliness that was Gnome when I was first exposed to both over a decade ago. The more I learned, the more I came to value KDE's ability to be adapted to me instead of me adapting to its writers' ideas how things ought to be.

KDE4 lost some of its adaptability when it was rewritten to exclude various KDE3 features, some of which KDE4 still lacks[1], are poorly implemented[2], or are hampered by misfeatures[3], while imposing its difficult to disable or eradicate "semantic desktop". I have only KDE3 installed on my 24/7 system, while my other systems are about a 50/50 split between KDE3 & KDE4, not counting a nominal representation of selected other non-Gnome-derived DEs.

[1] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158556

[2] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=297217

[3] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318061

Feel free to quote.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

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