Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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phoenix
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2005-07-11

I would rather use a DE that doesn't get in my way and KDE4 is one annoyance after another. As an avid KDE fan who has found himself without a home, I often return to KDE, including the latest build, and its always the same story, slow, crashes, the gradients give me a headache after a few mins, there are a only a handful of semi useful plasma add-ons ost of which don't work, crash, or resize/reposition at the whim of the planets. Nothing that I cannot get with KDE3 and some widget add on like karamba. And then I don't get 3 messages every couple mins complaining that I turned off the file indexing. (this has caused me to stop using kde4 many times) When all of the above is fixed and I can have a normal icon desktop again (the current option for this is unusable for me) then I will consider kde4 until then kde3 does everything I want better and faster witout getting in my way or trying to add flash instead of substance.


Uhm, what? Gradients? Icon desktop?

You realise that everything is configurable to work exactly how *you* want it to, right? Don't like gradients? Turn them off. Want a single desktop view with icons on the desktop? It's a quick fix. Don't want file indexing? Disable it (I've yet to see an error about it being disabled). Don't want akonadi running in the background? Turn it off and don't use Kontact/KDEPIM apps. Don't like broken plasmoids? Don't use the broken ones (I've yet to use a broken one, but I don't try to install every single one).

Sure, maybe the defaults are for everyone. But that's all they are ... defaults. Anything can be changed.

You don't want to spend 30 minutes configuring the desktop to work the way you want, but you'll spend two or three times that installing multiple DEs looking for one where they defaults suit you? Doesn't compute.

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