Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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I tried installing the kubuntu-desktop package after attempting an in-place upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 to get a first-hand experience with KDE4, hoping for the best. The environment is at 4.1 or somewhere around there, and KDE were saying it should be mostly up to par with the original plans by then. Well... Ubuntu did do its upgrade and install KDE4 fine, but... the DE ran (err... crawled) like as POS. No lockups, but everything else remained.

Couple that with the fact that new versions of pretty much all the other major distros supporting KDE4 continue to lock up, give errors, and just run slow as hell... apparently I shouldn't have given KDE the chance. KDE4 is just a bloated desktop environment.

Do you have a Nvidia video card by any chance?

If you are affected by this nvidia 2D driver perfomance bug, then KDE 4 will be horribly slow for you ... no matter what distribution.

Unique amongst Linux desktops, KDE 4 uses the GPU to accelerate the desktop. This works absolutely fine, and makes KDE 4 the fastest Linux desktop ... unless your graphics driver is broken like Nvidia's is.

This is a nvidia driver bug, not a KDE 4 bug nor a Linux distribution bug.

Honestly, KDE4 reminds me of Vista in terms of its huge footprint.

You need to check facts before you post.

Edited 2008-11-18 04:26 UTC

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