alright, looks like I was wrong. I was under the impression this was a port of the KDE desktop to windows, but it's just the apps, and it appears they're not wasting much in the port.http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post....html#cooliris
|KDE developer Aaron Seigo also spoke about KDE's cross-platform ambitions and discussed some of the broader implications. Bringing popular KDE programs to Windows and Mac OS X is somewhat controversial in the open source software community, because doing so is seen by some as a means of eroding incentives for Linux adoption. Seigo and many in the KDE community contend that making KDE applications available on other platforms brings more freedom and choice to Windows users and gives them the ability to adopt open standards and establish an easier migration path to Linux.
It is also worth noting that the manner in which these porting efforts are being undertaken—with a largely uniform code base for all major platforms and very few instances where divergent code paths are used to resolve platform-specific issues in individual applications—is very positive because it will ensure that portability doesn't detract from the quality of the applications or turn Linux into a second-class citizen.
my attitude toward this has been updated from against to neutral.