Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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RE[7]: Great!
by boldingd on Wed 5th Aug 2009 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great!"
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The thing is ... this fact alone exonerates KDE4. You can have a situation where fast software is slowed down by something else on a particular system, but you cannot have a case where slow software is made fast on particular systems.

Ergo, KDE4 itself is not slow. If KDE4 itself was slow, it would be slow everywhere.

It's entirely possible for some quirk of a system to allow software that poorly suits the general case to out-perform software that is well-written for the general case. The fact that KDE4 may have, at some point, in time, for some very specific configuration, out-performed all other DE's (however you'd measure that), does not mean that, in general, KDE4 is never the performance problem.
I'm also assuming that "every other DE" means, say, XFCE, Gnome, maybe XP and Vista, maybe even OS X. If you're trying to get me to believe that KDE4 out-performed BlackBox (again, however you measure it) on the same hardware, well, I'll call BS on that particular claim. ;)

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