Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2012 23:22 UTC, submitted by OSGuy
Window Managers "The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version of the Trinity Desktop Environment. The Trinity Desktop Environment is a complete software desktop environment designed for Unix-like operating systems, intended for computer users preferring a traditional desktop model, and is free/libre software." Not the first time we mention TDE, but it's basically the continuation of KDE 3.x. There's a market for this.
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RE: Why?
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 16th Oct 2012 16:30 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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Because then you still have the additional overhead of CPU usage as well as much higher memory usage... KDE4 is still going to be KDE4, no matter how you have your desktop and icons set to behave.

You can much more comfortably run KDE3 on hardware with a less powerful processor and much less memory, and if you have more resources to spare, the desktop will breeze by while leaving much more memory for what really matters: your programs. All of this leads to a much better experience, with the desktop staying out of the way.

The main system I'm using has only 1GB memory and 64-bit AMD Athlon 3800+ dual-core processor from around 2006, so I'm not sure how well it behaves on more modern processors, but in my experience with what I have access to, KDE4--while tolerable--often irritates me with its performance. Sad, because KDE3 was pretty much the same minus all the additional eye candy, and made working on the computer quite pleasant.

openSUSE 12.2 managed to persuade me to give KDE4 another try (which I really do like, it's just too... bloated), and I will most likely be switching to another desktop soon... probably back to either Xfce or Openbox. Currently considering which distros have the best implementations of each while having an underlying foundation that I don't mind using.

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