Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2018 22:53 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE

Members of the Plasma team have been working hard to continue making Plasma a lightweight and responsive desktop which loads and runs quickly, but remains full-featured with a polished look and feel. We have spent the last four months optimising startup and minimising memory usage, yielding faster time-to-desktop, better runtime performance and less memory consumption. Basic features like panel popups were optimised to make sure they run smoothly even on the lowest-end hardware. Our design teams have not rested either, producing beautiful new integrated lock and login screen graphics.

Read the entire release announcement for more details.

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KDE
by Sauron on Wed 13th Jun 2018 02:48 UTC
Sauron
Member since:
2005-08-02

I left KDE behind when version 4 came out as I found it buggy and lacking in comparison to 3.5.
With the good reports coming through lately though I'm currently downloading the KDE spin of Manjaro ready to give it a whirl.
If I find it a good fit it will replace my Manjaro XFCE which is ready for a reinstall on a bigger drive anyhow.

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RE: KDE
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 15th Jun 2018 10:07 UTC in reply to "KDE"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

4.0 "it's not for general use" was where they lost me. Lately I've been looking at it again, and seeing a bunch of apps that never made it from KDE4 to KDE5. Then this article with a single comment. Hardly any major distros running it by default. It's sad. 3.5 was my desktop for a long time and I loved it and it really seems like it's circling the drain now. lxqt seems to be running on fumes too ;) Not a great time for Qt centered DEs

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RE[2]: KDE
by Nth_Man on Sun 17th Jun 2018 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

> Hardly any major distros running it by default

People end up realizing that it's better to have a few major distro running it by default than a lot of minor distros.

For example, with Kubuntu you can have commercial support (http://kubuntu.emerge-open.com/buy), and you can buy computers with preinstalled Kubuntu (like the ones from ZaReason or ThinkPenguin). We can't achieve this with a lot of minor distros.

So this is explainable:

Kubuntu rollouts include the world's largest Linux desktop deployment, that includes more than 500,000 desktops in Brazil (in 42,000 schools of 4,000 cities)
http://web.archive.org/web/20130402015944/events.linuxfoundation.or...
http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-to-be-sponsored-by-blue-systems
https://blogs.kde.org/2011/09/16/42000-schools-running-kubuntu-deriv...
https://lwn.net/Articles/635613/

Edited 2018-06-17 15:10 UTC

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RE[3]: KDE
by Nth_Man on Sun 17th Jun 2018 16:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: KDE"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

> Then this article with a single comment.

Also, this article was recommended 7 times, which is a lot on this site.

I tried to recommend it, but said "Sorry, you can only recommend stories for the first 3 days after they are published."

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