Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:47 UTC
KDE KDE's Aaron Seigo (who owes me a Martini) wrote about a few often-heard misconceptions and questions regarding KDE 4.0, which is supposed to be released January 11th. "Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that I see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself."
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RE[3]: KDE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!
by melkor on Sat 5th Jan 2008 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: KDE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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Wow, people do love to bash KDE for any reasons they can find.

Let's do an example:

Microsoft Windows and Office

Each version is supposedly faster, but each version becomes more and more bloated (and slower), requiring faster hardware to take advantage of it all and make it seem like it's faster. Don't believe me - try running MS Office 2007 on an Athlon 1ghz, then a AMD 3000 (barton core), then a dual core Intel, say E6600. Notice the speed difference.

Speed is relevant - it has long been known that software developers take advantage of newer, faster hardware, and use that to offset bloated code. This is the norm (unless you just use blackbox/fluxbox, which will forever stay unusable, because speed is more important to them than usability).

Don't just go blasting KDE, you might want to have a look at a lot of other projects.

In fact, each release of KDE 3.x was slightly quicker than the previous one I might add.

I think you'll find that people are using such powerful graphics cards today, that that'll take a nice load off both the cpu core, and the memory. People want fancy, nice, cool looking desktop environments that fart, burp and shit themselves when you look at them, and the result is always going to be that it takes time to process the underlying code to achieve that "look".


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RE[4]: KDE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!
by spaceLem on Sun 6th Jan 2008 17:59 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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This is the norm (unless you just use blackbox/fluxbox, which will forever stay unusable, because speed is more important to them than usability)

Unusable? They're incredibly versatile, and Fluxbox is so scriptable I can do anything in Fluxbox that I can do in GNOME, faster and more easily. It's really easy to set up too. Also Fluxbox is better for my RSI, as I can make sure there's very little mouse needed.

Lack of clicky boxes (which you can have in Fluxbox if you want) != unusable.

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