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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It's ugly
by kvarbanov on Mon 28th Dec 2009 19:48 UTC
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I tried KDE 4.0 the minute it got released, on a test machine - quad core xeon from Dell, 6GB RAM, not sure about the rest, Opensuse 11.0. I had a few crashes, no wait, not crash, but a freeze of the entire system when I closed the kwrite editor from the X button - I didn't find anything that made sense at this time. But besides the early day crashes, overall it's not looking good - I simply think that KDE4 is ugly. The overall performance was bad, I was waiting for 2-3 seconds for a simple window to pop up, and so on. So, I decided not to switch, and stayed with 3.5.10 ever since - works like a charm. I don't think that I will be migrating my office setup as well - I just don't think it's worth, also having in mind that I have numerous modifications to the current system, it's just too complex to get it working again with KDE4. Surely, a bold move as the author said, but you can't make everyone happy ;)
On some machines around, I've seen colleagues using it with no issues, besides a few color lines at the top of the screen sometimes, NVIDIA driver is good to blame here.

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