Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[4]: Solid release
by phoenix on Mon 11th Oct 2010 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Solid release"
phoenix
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Except that release after release, finger-pointing after finger-pointing, KDE 4 still performs like a dog.


Define "performs like a dog". ;)

My HTPC is an ancient P4 Celeron laptop with only 512 MB of RAM and an ancient Ati Radeon 7000 graphics chipset. Runs Kubuntu 9.something with Plasma Netbook from KDE SC 4.4. No problems watching Xvid encoded videos over NFS, surfing the web (although 800x600 isn't the greatest resolution for that), or watching youtube videos.

My desktop is a simple P4 with onboard Intel graphics and 2 GB of RAM. Runs FreeBSD with KDE SC 4.5 with desktop effects disabled. No issues running K3B, Kdenlive, Firefox, Flash, H.264-encoded videos, Amarok, etc on top of ZFS. 1680x1050 resolution.

My work desktop is a single-core AMD Sempron w/2 GB of RAM and an nVidia dual-monitor setup (1280x1024 x2) and desktop effects enabled. Generally have multiple versions of Firefox and Chrome open with 5-10 tabs each, multiple Konsole windows open with 5-10 tabs each, KdeSVN, KATE, etc.

And my eeePC 1005HA runs Arch Linux with KDE SC 4.5 without issues, even when watching Xvid-encoded videos over wireless, and when connected to a 27" monitor at 1680x1050 resolution.

Apps start quickly (depends where they're being loaded from). Apps run quickly. Switching apps is snappy. Moving windows is snappy. Things rarely stutter (usually due to overloaded I/O system).

So, unless you are going to quantify what "slow as a dog" really means, your comments aren't really all that useful.

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