• @MasterNerd
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    Kinda weird that they’re calling it an OS, but ig they’re just trying to cater to the windows audience

    • @KISSmyOS@lemmy.world
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      I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux is in fact KDE/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, KDE plus Linux.

      • @d_k_bo@feddit.de
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        985 months ago

        I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Windows, is in fact, Adware/NT, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, Adware plus NT.

            • @theshatterstone54@feddit.uk
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              135 months ago

              Haha (but in all seriousness, his lack of understanding of the issue was embarrassing, even if he did apologise afterwards; it’s like Ballmer: everyone remembers him saying “Linux is a cancer”, yet nobody remembers him apologising, when he saw Satya Nadella found a way to make money off Linux, rather than look for ways to tear it down as competition). In both cases these men saw that a change in their stance would allow them to achieve their goals (of promoting free software, and making money, respectively) much more easily).

              So here you can see me behaving like the average Linux user, hating on Microsoft and being elitist about my distro, and I’m done ranting about M$.

              I use Arch BTW.

      • Troy
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        65 months ago

        What if you’re running KDE stuff on *BSD. Or on Windows, for that matter…

        (eg: I use Kate on windows as my primary text editor on my work computer…)

      • glibg10b
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        185 months ago

        Selling as in advertising, I might add. Neon is free

      • @Kusimulkku
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        55 months ago

        Neon is more of a testbed than a proper distro (they don’t actually even use that word).

        Is this “the KDE distro”?

        Nope. KDE believes it is important to work with many distributions, as each brings unique value and expertise for their respective users. This is one project out of hundreds from KDE.

        • @rbits
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          115 months ago

          It’s a proper distro, that’s just saying it’s not THE official one

          • @Kusimulkku
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            85 months ago

            Uhm

            Is it a distro?

            Not quite, it’s a package archive with the latest KDE software on top of a stable base. While we have installable images, unlike full Linux distributions we’re only interested in KDE software.

            https://neon.kde.org/faq#is-it-a-distro

      • @rwhitisissle@lemmy.ml
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        05 months ago

        Which is…still not an OS. It’s a distribution. Specifically, it’s a fork of Ubuntu. To reiterate what the OP was saying, they’re catering to the Windows audience, who understand the concept of a “new Windows version,” but who wouldn’t understand the concept of a distribution.

        • @killerinstinct101@lemmy.world
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          95 months ago

          What exactly is an OS to you? All distros are operating systems because they ship all the tools and utilities need for the system to function (on top of a package manager).

          The fact that the KDE devs didn’t write that code themselves doesn’t disqualify it from being an OS.

          • @rwhitisissle@lemmy.ml
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            An OS is the interface layer between hardware and software. It’s the first code that runs after the boot loader, and it exposes an API for syscalls that allow user processes to allocate typically restricted resources, while also tracking and maintaining those allocated resources, doing process scheduling, and a bunch of other critical tasks.

            All distros are operating systems because they ship all the tools and utilities need for the system to function

            All distros contain operating systems (or, more accurately, kernels), or, rather, are built on top of them. A distribution is a collection of curated software, along with an init system and, for linux, package manager, and, frequently, a particular desktop environment. These pieces of software are, on some level, superfluous. You can have an OS without them. They don’t comprise the OS as a distinct conceptual layer of a computer system, of which there is the hardware, operating system, application, and user layers. The operating system is just Linux - because that is the interface layer between the hardware and software.

            Saying “all distros are operating systems” is like saying “all cars are engines.” It’s just wrong. And I don’t care what wikipedia has to say about it.

        • @Kusimulkku
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          05 months ago

          It’s actually not even a distro, according to their own description at least

          Is it a distro?

          Not quite, it’s a package archive with the latest KDE software on top of a stable base. While we have installable images, unlike full Linux distributions we’re only interested in KDE software.

            • @Kusimulkku
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              They probably feel like the name distribution means more than just slapping a DE on it and basically a PPA. Then again, haven’t stopped loads of distros from doing that hah.

              Could be another way to discourage people using it as a beginner distro or something.

              • @rwhitisissle@lemmy.ml
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                15 months ago

                I mean, there’s over a thousand linux distributions already and it feels like they just don’t want it to be another drop of water in the ocean.