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KDE SC 4.8 Released
on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
its latest set of releases, providing major updates to
KDE Plasma Workspaces
, and the
. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and
improved stability, performance
dynamic power management
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on Sun 29th Jan 2012 06:01 UTC in reply to "
Unfortunatly, i understand where the "kde is not snappy comments come from".
The same KDE release in the same machine, same configurations but :
Super snappy... its kwin effects gallore ... it feels like it doesnt even use 10% of the video card.
"Super snappy" (relative to the performance of other OSes on the same hardware) is a good way to describe KDE4 in my experience.
Opensuse ( latest and previous ) :
Super slow ... with compositing enabled is just barelly usable.
I have to use an special user openbuild service X/Mesa/DRM repository to make it "normal" speed.
This "unsnappiness" is completly KDE unrelated, but KDE "karma","fame","opinion" suffers from it
I haven't tried OpenSuse very much ... it was OK-ish on the one system on which I did try it, but Kubuntu was better on that same system. Because I haven't tried it that much I can't really comment.
However, I wish to say, extensive kudos to you for realising that, since KDE is indeed extremely snappy and responsive on most systems, then wherever it happens that KDE is found to be "unsnappy" it actually has nothing to do with KDE itself.
If KDE itself were slow and bogged down, it would be slow and bogged down everywhere. There could be no systems at all on which it was extremely snappy, as its is normally reported to be in reviews.
It would appear that so very many OSNews readers are completely unable to appreciate this simple point.
... either that, or they do appreciate it, and they just don't want anyone else to.
Edited 2012-01-29 06:03 UTC
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