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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RE: I have to try OpenSuse
by nordog on Thu 5th Nov 2009 11:18 UTC in reply to "I have to try OpenSuse"
nordog
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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"
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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[3]: I have to try OpenSuse
by nordog on Thu 5th Nov 2009 13:57 in reply to "RE[2]: I have to try OpenSuse"
nordog Member since:
2008-08-07

Yes, I do actually. Unfortunately I'm stuck with this old version because I have to rely on a proprietary GPIB kernel module which doesn't run on any later versions.

But I don't think the age of this version completely explains why it is so slow...

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