http://ufies.org/archives/2012/05/1...ant-about-the-state-of-the-linux-desktop.html There you have it: if it isn't fun, it doesn't get implemented. Let me mention something. I've been using KDE for a while now... Only I haven't really. Instead I've been using KDE 4 applications under standalone window managers, with acpid or sudo hackery for power management. Why? Because KDE 4 login times are annoyingly long on every machine I have ever used it on. Many people, including me, have mentioned this on the KDE forums and posted bug reports. The response has been, more or less, nothing. KDE 4.5 took 30 seconds to log in. KDE 4.8 still takes 30 seconds to log in. What can I say... When a person isn't being payed to do the work they don't like, they'll do the work they enjoy.