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Problem is KDE 4
by perspectoff on Tue 18th Nov 2008 23:48 UTC
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I have Kubuntu Intrepid ibex and Windows Home Premium on both Lenovo 3000 and Toshiba A205 laptops.

Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex blows Windows Vista out of the water for speed.

I have Windows XP, Kubuntu Hardy Heron, and Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex on separate partitions on a Toshiba A105 laptop.

Kubuntu Ibex is significantly faster than both Kubuntu Hardy Heron and Windows XP (Hardy Heron is marginally faster than Windows XP).

But Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex is randomly buggy (simple things from simple desktop settings to Kopete IM to Virtualbox to groupware), whereas Hardy Heron and XP are both rock stable.

The problem is KDE 4 is buggy, not slow. All distributions with KDE4 have the same problems.

KDE4 will be sorted out soon, though. Kubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, perhaps.

It's hard to get Windows XP anymore, so it's Kubuntu Hardy Heron for me.

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