Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 01:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.9 provides many new features, along with improved stability and performance."
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I try to avoid KDE 3 these days
by Gullible Jones on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 13:36 UTC
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Because every time I use the obsolete version, I notice how beautiful, configurable, usable, and ridiculously fast it is compared to version 4.

KDE 4 is acceptable if you have a powerful enough computer. It works pretty well on a Core 2 Duo machine with a fast SATA drive and 4 GB of RAM. But

- It doesn't offer a whole lot more functionality than KDE 3, in fact it offers less in some ways

- Login times are mad slow on netbooks

- Redraw delays and issues with Qt4 make it completely unusable on really low-end machines

BTW I'll admit I like the idea of Plasma in principle; unifying the panel and desktop applets into one application seems smart. But IMO it's less than satisfactory in practice, primarily because it's big and slow and cumbersome. I think Razor-Qt does a better job with that idea (see: 2 second start time for Razor-Qt vs. 30 second start time for KDE/Plasma),

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