Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Nov 2009 21:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE KDE 4.3.3 has been released. "KDE 4.3.3 has a number of improvements that will make your life just a little bit better. Some of KWin's effects have been smoothed and freed of visual glitches, JuK should now be more stable, KDE PIM has seen its share of improvements while in the back-rooms of KDE, the developers are working hard on porting all applications to the new Akonadi storage and cache."
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I have to try OpenSuse
by Lobotomik on Thu 5th Nov 2009 06:26 UTC
Lobotomik
Member since:
2006-01-03

I have to install OpenSuse in a spare partition and give this a try. I downloaded 10.2 beta the other day, but I will now wait for this to get in.

I have been running Kubuntu at home since recently, coming from Ubuntu, to check how KDE is doing, and so far I have hated it; seemingly Kubuntu is only the poor cousin of Ubuntu, and that shows. I hope OpenSuse with KDE will be better.

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RE: I have to try OpenSuse
by nordog on Thu 5th Nov 2009 11:18 in reply to "I have to try OpenSuse"
nordog Member since:
2008-08-07

I wouldn't bet on it.

I have two almost identical computers at work, one running Arch Linux and the other openSuse 11.0. Both have KDE 4.3 but the difference between the two is like night and day. While KDE on Arch is very fast and smooth, for some reason it is amazingly sluggish on openSuse, to the point that I've almost given up on it.

Perhaps the comparison isn't fair, since Arch only runs the background processes that you tell it to, whereas openSuse comes with a bunch that are enabled by default. But this is fairly new hardware that I'm talking about so I don't think it should make that much of a difference...

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RE[2]: I have to try OpenSuse
by kap1 on Thu 5th Nov 2009 13:20 in reply to "RE: I have to try OpenSuse"
kap1 Member since:
2006-05-12

do you know how old 11.0 is? better to try it with 11.2 which is out in a few days.

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RE: I have to try OpenSuse
by ebasconp on Thu 5th Nov 2009 14:39 in reply to "I have to try OpenSuse"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I had installed Kubuntu 9.04 in my box until the last week and I agree with you: Kubuntu seems to be a second-class citizen; so I wanted to give one more change to Kubuntu and tried to update it to Kubuntu 9.10 and had a lot of problems while updating...

So I took a Gentoo minimal CD copy, installed it from the scratch, it took me several days but right now I have a beautiful KDE 4.3.2 environment in my box... I simply love it...

I do not know if KDE 4.2 was the problem or Kubuntu was, but its user experience is quite poor.

On the other hand, Gentoo is not the leader of desktop systems but this KDE version on my Gentoo box is working perfectly.

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RE: I have to try OpenSuse
by molnarcs on Thu 5th Nov 2009 18:05 in reply to "I have to try OpenSuse"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Anything is better than Kubuntu. Mandriva's just out, they always had excellent KDE support. OpenSuse's also fine, although I liked Mandriva better (no particular reason, just a personal preference).

If you're adventurous, or simply want to learn more about linux, try Arch. KDE 4.3.3 was in the repos a day before the announcment was made on kde.org ;)

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RE[2]: I have to try OpenSuse
by vivainio on Thu 5th Nov 2009 19:11 in reply to "RE: I have to try OpenSuse"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Anything is better than Kubuntu.


Not for long, I imagine:

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/timelord

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