Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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KDE would go great with SUSE...
by Ventajou on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:37 UTC
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KDE's slowness would be a perfect match for YAST. Great way to make your computer crawl!

Seriously though, I have that "test" laptop (mobile P4, 512MB RAM, intel 845 gfx) and every once in a while I try out the latest (K)Ubuntu on it. Gnome + Compiz work great on that box, everything is smooth. The latest Kubuntu though... so slow it looked like a web desktop.

Now I know it's not as bad on a brand spanking new quad core with gigs of memory. But frankly a OS and its GUI should make themselves as discrete as possible so that applications can use the full power of the hardware.

I really like the polish that KDE4 has, but it's not an excuse for it to be a resource hog.

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