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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The problem is not in KDE
by darkcoder on Mon 28th Dec 2009 05:28 UTC
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I'm not blaming KDE SC, or Linux at all. If you see closely, video chip makers have been kind of lazy lately. And many problems have affected Windows too.

1. ATI big list of unsupported cards (both Linux and Windows). Anything 2 or 3 years or older is basically unsupported no matter the platform.

2. ATI driver quality. They even release a hotfix the same day they release the official driver to fix some (last minute????) bugs. To me looks like rushing the drivers to hit a release date.

3. Nvidia first v185 driver which due to an error prevent installation of 6000/7000 family GPU's (all platforms affected).

4. Intel drivers, which gave a lot of trouble, and not so good performance for a while.

5. Hardware features unsupported for months sometimes. All makers have been in this position a couple of times.

And who we have to blame... ourselves, the users.

As long we keep buying the latest video cards as soon they left the production lines, we will have the crappy performance, incomplete features, unstability bugs related to rushed production.

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