Share this information with any friends that still use Windows 7. The more people we get using #freesoftware the better

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@poperigby @carl Sorry, that’s not a good way to convert Windows users. For practical reasons, read this: boilingsteam.com/the-switching

On top, consider Windows 7 users the lesser tech-savvy. And it’s not the design that is hindering them to migrate to Linux. I especially don’t think that advertising a concrete desktop rather than a distro is wise.

@frumble @poperigby The goal with the video and the article was to show that you can reproduce your Windows 7 environment with Plasma.

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There are some plans to provide an iso with the theme preinstalled based on Feren OS and I need to say, I'm opposed to it since this means using a small distribution without any support as base. Other plan are to provide an easy to install global theme for it. There are some licensing problems too (some theme components don't have a license file). And the widget style use the GTK2 theming engine for Qt.

@carl @poperigby I wouldn't invest in this further. It’s like I’ve said before: It’s not the design why they are holding onto their Windows 7. The window decoration isn’t a relevant factor at all for these groups.

@frumble @poperigby Just from the promo view, this articles made:

* r/kde 270 upvotes 47 comments
* r/linux 1277 upvotes 480 comments
* twitter 250 RT 560 like 18 comments
* dot.kde.org had an increase of x60 in visits
* kde.org had an increase of x1.4 in visits.

And also some other articles about it were written in the press.

But I have no idea for the most important metric: how many Windows user read the article and switchd to Linux and Plasma :(

@carl @poperigby C'mon, upvotes on Reddit and RTs on Twitter are just we nerds in our bubbles. ;)

@frumble @poperigby I wasn't very involved in this action, maybe you want to speak about your concern in the KDE Promo group. You can join use in Telegram, Matrix and IRC: community.kde.org/Get_Involved

@carl Hey, hab mich für die kde-promo-ML registriert, aber es kommt keine Mail. Muss mich erst ein Admin freigeben?

@frumble Normalerweise nicht, aber es gibt auch nicht viel Mails auf dieser Mailingliste. Hast du heute die zwei Mails bekommen?

@frumble Komisch :( Bist du ins IRC/Matrix oder Telegram Group beigetretet? Das ist sowiso dort wo die ganze Diskussion statfindet. Für die ML kannst du die Archive lesen: marc.info/?l=kde-promo&r=1&w=2

@carl Ich hab auf der von Dir verlinkten Seite nur die ML und Matrix gefunden: linuxrocks.online/@carl/103450
Wo gibt’s den Telegram-Link?

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