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Problem is KDE 4
by perspectoff on Tue 18th Nov 2008 23:48 UTC
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2008-11-06

I have Kubuntu Intrepid ibex and Windows Home Premium on both Lenovo 3000 and Toshiba A205 laptops.

Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex blows Windows Vista out of the water for speed.

I have Windows XP, Kubuntu Hardy Heron, and Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex on separate partitions on a Toshiba A105 laptop.

Kubuntu Ibex is significantly faster than both Kubuntu Hardy Heron and Windows XP (Hardy Heron is marginally faster than Windows XP).

But Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex is randomly buggy (simple things from simple desktop settings to Kopete IM to Virtualbox to groupware), whereas Hardy Heron and XP are both rock stable.

The problem is KDE 4 is buggy, not slow. All distributions with KDE4 have the same problems.

KDE4 will be sorted out soon, though. Kubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, perhaps.

It's hard to get Windows XP anymore, so it's Kubuntu Hardy Heron for me.

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RE: Problem is KDE 4
by lemur2 on Wed 19th Nov 2008 01:43 in reply to "Problem is KDE 4"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I have Kubuntu Intrepid ibex and Windows Home Premium on both Lenovo 3000 and Toshiba A205 laptops. Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex blows Windows Vista out of the water for speed. I have Windows XP, Kubuntu Hardy Heron, and Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex on separate partitions on a Toshiba A105 laptop. Kubuntu Ibex is significantly faster than both Kubuntu Hardy Heron and Windows XP (Hardy Heron is marginally faster than Windows XP). But Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex is randomly buggy (simple things from simple desktop settings to Kopete IM to Virtualbox to groupware), whereas Hardy Heron and XP are both rock stable.


On each of my machines (numbering six), I have a similar experience of better speed using KDE4 in Intrepid Ibex, but I have not encountered any KDE4 bugs (apart from the icons in the system tray not being drawn correctly).

See the effect in the lower-right corner on this screenshot:
http://ourlan.homelinux.net/img/?Qwd=./images&Qiv=name&Qis=M

Apart from that one no-consequence KDE4 bug, the bugs I have otherwise encountered have all been common to the underlying Ubuntu Intrepid stack ... specifically in the bluetooth software, and the network manager.

Edited 2008-11-19 01:44 UTC

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