From Linux problems:
Money: I predicted years ago that FOSS developers would start drifting away from the platform as FOSS is no longer a playground, it requires substantial efforts and time, i.e. the fun is over, developers want real money to get the really hard work done. FOSS development, which lacks financial backing, shows its fatigue and disillusionment. The FOSS platform after all requires financially motivated developers as underfunded projects start to wane.
Last edited by birdie; 06-26-2012 at 04:12 PM.
I think, as peter points out, nowadays applications had become really bloated behind the scenes with no major usability improvements.
Last edited by Alex Sarmiento; 06-26-2012 at 04:02 PM.
There are still annoying bugs and regressions in KDE. I love it just as much anyway. The kde-pim suite has had a rough ride, but is shaping up nicely. Last critical regression I have seen there should be gone with 4.9 (autocompletion of address book entries). Of course, support for various groupware protocols have taken it's time, but even that seems to shape up now (will probably need another release cycle for proprietary offerings). On the positive side, there really is too much to cover in a forum post. KDE has everything, and then some. I will continue contributing to KDE.