Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th May 2009 09:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE It slipped by us, but the KDE team has released another minor bugfix release of KDE 4.2, version 4.2.3, a few days ago. Being a bugfix release, there are few user-visible changes, but still, there are a few things that stand out. "Online IMAP filtering in KMail has been fixed, KMail's system tray icon now reacts to changes to folder properties and updates the number of emails shown there automatically, and bugfixes, performance improvements and optimization in KHTML - painting and interoperability with web standards has been further improved."
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KDE 4 is not for me
by JPisini on Fri 8th May 2009 16:39 UTC
JPisini
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2006-01-24

I loved KDE 1, 2, and 3 but I don't care for 4 at all. I have many systems that run 3 fine but 4 is a total dog. I am not going to buy a new graphics chip for a desktop environment it doesn't make any sense. This is the same issue I had with Vista if my machine could run dual monitors 1280x1024 under XP and Linux with KDE 3 but can't run Vista or KDE 4 well that is crazy. I have an older non dual core 3ghz chip 4gb of ram and a 256mb video card. I can understand the latest 3D game not running or running slow but if I can do video editing on this system on the older OSes I shouldn't have to shut everything down to run a newer OS.
I have an older Powerbook that runs OSX 10.4 just as well if not better than it did OSX 10.0 so it is entirely possible to code these newer desktops to work well with out adding crazy requirements to the system.

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RE: KDE 4 is not for me
by lemur2 on Fri 8th May 2009 17:01 in reply to "KDE 4 is not for me"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I have many systems that run 3 fine but 4 is a total dog. I am not going to buy a new graphics chip for a desktop environment it doesn't make any sense.


Unlike the case for Vista, 3D Graphics chips from circa 2003 have more than enough capability to run KDE4 at better-than-other-desktops speed. That is six years ago.

If your system is older than that, then you probably will have a poor result from KDE4.

In order to avoid the Windows tax, I generally buy a motherboard upgrade kit, a graphics card and a blank hard disk when I want a new machine, and I put it together myself. My current system, which is about two years old now, and low-end specification when I put it together, I paid about $200AUD for the upgrade kit, $80 for the blank hard disk and about $50 for the lowest-spec graphics card that I could find that had a 3D GPU. I already had the box, keyboard and monitor.

$50 for a low-end ATI Radeon 2400 Pro graphics card (and I needed some type of graphics card anyway) doesn't seem to me like a bad deal to be able to run kDE really fast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R600#Radeon_HD_2400

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