Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Dec 2009 14:12 UTC
KDE Since the stream of news is still pretty much dry, I figured I'd throw in something I've been meaning to talk about for a while now, but really didn't dare to: KDE4's performance. Since experiences with KDE4 seem to widely differ between people, it might be a good idea if we, together, can find a common cause among those of us having problems.
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Getting better by the minute
by jaco on Sun 27th Dec 2009 20:05 UTC
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Hi, using ThinkPad T61p here. Great hardware, blazingly fast with KDE3.5. I'ts now pretty much acceptable with KDE4.3.

I'm now tracking 4.4beta on OpenSUSE and it's getting better by the minute. I obviously have stability problems, since using a beta release, but 4.3 begins to be quite stable (I didn't say production ready for the masses).

Anyway, I don't think we'll ever see a snappy and lightweight desktop as in past KDE releases. The memory footprint of KDE4 workspace is still quite impressive on every installtion I've seen.

By the way, tried Kubuntu a couple of times lately, and I must say the OpenSUSE KDE4 experience is way better at the moment.

Kudos to the KDE people anyway for the impressive work and for bringing us the most technologically advanced desktop environment on earth.

JMTC, Javier

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