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KDE is adding Matrix to its instant messaging infrastructure

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    Grand0rbiter (edited ) Link
    KDE has become the favorite DE i don't use. Experimented with it in Solus (the kde beta iso) and Fedora and was a pleasurable experience. KDE Connect is a neat piece of software. Hope this helps...

    KDE has become the favorite DE i don't use. Experimented with it in Solus (the kde beta iso) and Fedora and was a pleasurable experience. KDE Connect is a neat piece of software.

    Hope this helps Matrix adoption.

    5 votes
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      hamstergeddon Link Parent
      I love KDE Plasma. It's very Windows-like in all the right ways (UI, imo), with the full customization that linux brings to the table.

      I love KDE Plasma. It's very Windows-like in all the right ways (UI, imo), with the full customization that linux brings to the table.

      3 votes
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        masochist Link Parent
        Can you elaborate a bit on how Windows-like is the right thing? Using Windows always makes me feel disappointed at best, in the same kind of way described in this article by Thomas Scoville.

        Can you elaborate a bit on how Windows-like is the right thing? Using Windows always makes me feel disappointed at best, in the same kind of way described in this article by Thomas Scoville.

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        1. hamstergeddon Link Parent
          I'm sure the GUI (Probably should have specified) could be done better, but Windows is what I'm familiar with. I grew up on Windows and while I go linux where I can, it has consistently been a...

          I'm sure the GUI (Probably should have specified) could be done better, but Windows is what I'm familiar with. I grew up on Windows and while I go linux where I can, it has consistently been a part of my life for as long as I've used computers. So not having to re-learn or re-configure things too heavily is a huge plus for me. Makes jumping back and forth between operating systems a lot smoother for me.

          As far as the command line goes, I absolutely prefer linux's offerings over windows's. Things just make so much more sense linux-side, things tend to be much better and more widely documented, and I'll also add that I use Mintty almost exclusively when I'm using Windows.

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      2. cadentius_aurelius Link Parent
        My single favorite feature is window rules. I can force any program to be a borderless window. Not great for performance, probably, but so convenient for games.

        My single favorite feature is window rules. I can force any program to be a borderless window. Not great for performance, probably, but so convenient for games.

        2 votes
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    Ephemere Link
    This is cool, I've really liked Matrix/riot the few times I've tried it, the main issue there has been that no one I know actually uses it. Hopefully this will gussy along adoption, as I'd rather...

    This is cool, I've really liked Matrix/riot the few times I've tried it, the main issue there has been that no one I know actually uses it. Hopefully this will gussy along adoption, as I'd rather use it than slack or hangouts.

    3 votes
    1. masochist Link Parent
      Beating Slack is not about technical features; if that were the case, we'd still be using any of the better options. Beating Slack is about marketing to executives and managers, which is something...

      Beating Slack is not about technical features; if that were the case, we'd still be using any of the better options. Beating Slack is about marketing to executives and managers, which is something technically-oriented folks tend to eschew / just plain suck at (myself included!).

      4 votes
  3. Akir Link
    When I saw that title, I was hoping they meant they had come out with a Telepathy interface.

    When I saw that title, I was hoping they meant they had come out with a Telepathy interface.

    2 votes