On 08/02/2011 09:52, Rory Browne wrote:
>> Apologies for typos - sent from a touchscreen....
>> On 8 Feb 2011, at 01:34, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
>>> Don't get me wrong, I know KDE software is not be the best ever and even if it
>>> was it might not be of your liking since it's impossible pleasing everyone,
>>> but saying "don't get me started on foo..." and not giving any single reason
>>> is imho just classical FUD.
>> Ah well, let us go into some facts then shall we. Been a big KDE fan
>> from version 1, used it for many years (that dates back from 97),
>> absolutely loved KDE 3.x being the best version in my opinion.
>>>> Then came 4, the deal breaker for me had to be my dual screen setup
>> not handled right anymore whereas any other WM, XFCE and fluxbox to
>> name two, worked flawlessly. I waited quite some time before making
>> the transition onto KDE 4 back then, i believe it was 4.2 i tested.
> Yeah, KDE did take a bit if a risk in the move to KDE4 They released it before it was ready. On the other hand, if they hadn't released it, it'd never have been ready.
>> The general impresion I got at Fosdem, was that it took them until 4.5 to get it right. I kinda stopped 'insisting on KDE' myself for the same reason, but I'm going to try 4.5 or 4.6 when I get home.
>> Having that said, Unless there is a stripped down mode, I can't really imagine its use in netbooks.
>>>>> I loved most of the 4 new layout, I hated all the functionalities lost
>> in the process, amarok being another example of good player gone bad.
>> So in short, as free software is about choice, i chose no longer to
>> use KDE and mostly use XFCE these days.
>>>> There, you have the long FUD, enjoy.
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Stopped using it for the same reasons myself. Looks lovely, but was a
bit flakey - 4.1 I believe it was, or maybe 4.2.
Is 1GB enough to run it do you think? I may try it later.
I currently run LXDE but I recently upgraded from 512MB to 1GB, whoo!
Another 2GB is cheap in fairness, but in a recession I'm being cheap.
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