A lot of people seem to be upset by the recent news of Kubuntu supporting both KDE 3 and KDE 4, however dropping the LTS moniker that people have come to love. Well I decided to unofficially show the stats about KDE 3 and KDE 4 that were not used. These results would be official because they are generated by Google, a company we can all trust and all live, right?
Google: “KDE 4 rocks” – Results: 1,980,000 Pages
Google: “KDE 4 sucks” – Results: 289,000 Pages
So obviously according to Google, KDE 4 rocks, it doesn’t suck!
Google: “KDE 3 rocks” – Results: 228,000 Pages
Google: “KDE 3 sucks” – Results: 283,000 Pages
Obviously these results show a bug with Google’s process, so ignore these results, but the KDE 4 results are still good, no bugs there. By the way, KDE 3 rocks! Google sucks!
Google: “Kubuntu rocks” – Results: 491,000 Pages
Google: “Kubuntu sucks” – Results: 93,400 Pages
These results are solid, however I am not happy with them, possibly by generating multiple control sets for my tests to cover all of the spelling errors people have created when referring to Kubuntu (ie. kubnutu, kubunut, kooboontoo).
Google: “Kubuntu should go KDE 4” – Results: 602,000 Pages
Google: “Kubuntu should stay KDE 3” – Results: 79,500 Pages
So did the Technical Board make a wise decision to concentrate on KDE 4? Google seems to think so. However, the Kubuntu team has decided we will offer both KDE 3 and KDE 4. KDE 3 will be the same quality as before, even better this go-round with added features, bug fixes, and new artwork (once again). KDE 4, well that is a new mountain we face, and I know quite a few of us are already on our way up that mountain.
If you are finishing up your PhD thesis, I highly recommend you use Google to do all of your tests, NASA does, the CIA does, and Santa Claus does!