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Linux MeeGo is a Linux-based operating system designed by Intel and Nokia for netbooks and smart phones. Installing MeeGo on an Eee PC 1000 netbook is quick slick and easy. I found the user interface to be colourful and stylish with many quirky animations. MeeGo's features are easy to discover and it is fast and responsive.
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RE: I had a Good Laugh
by TheGZeus on Tue 6th Jul 2010 01:39 UTC in reply to "I had a Good Laugh"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

...and KDE3 is dead.

I know it was forked, but they have to maintain Qt3, KDElibs(3), and all the applications.

KDE4 isn't that heavy, really, and it's speeding up gradually.

While I personally don't use it (I'm a StumpWM user who lives in Emacs and the zsh), I think that KDE4 is an amazing achievement.

Plasma also has a full netbook interface ready. Plasma is the closest thing free software has to the iOS api.(resolution independent, can fit in a variety of shapes/positions etc.)
The 4.0 release was a disaster, and it wasn't until 4.3 that I was willing to recommend it to anyone.(and my hatred of GNOME left me not recommending Linux for a while).

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RE[2]: I had a Good Laugh
by Peter Besenbruch on Tue 6th Jul 2010 20:14 in reply to "RE: I had a Good Laugh"
Peter Besenbruch Member since:
2006-03-13

...and KDE3 is dead.

I know it was forked, but they have to maintain Qt3, KDElibs(3), and all the applications.


More than that, there is Debian Lenny, which a) runs quite well on many netbooks, and b) will likely support KDE3 for another year-and-a-half.

KDE4 isn't that heavy, really, and it's speeding up gradually.


I tried 4.3 fairly extensively, but haven't gotten around to trying 4.4.

While I personally don't use it (I'm a StumpWM user who lives in Emacs and the zsh), I think that KDE4 is an amazing achievement.


I'm not quite so radical, but I find that I don't much need fancy stuff (like plasmoids) on my desktop. I never even use the "home" launcher, so I tend to like the spare simplicity of LXDE.

Plasma also has a full netbook interface ready. Plasma is the closest thing free software has to the iOS api.(resolution independent, can fit in a variety of shapes/positions etc.)


I will put that on my todo list.

The 4.0 release was a disaster, and it wasn't until 4.3 that I was willing to recommend it to anyone.(and my hatred of GNOME left me not recommending Linux for a while).


For me 4.3 was still something of a flop. That said, the new KDEPIM packages work well, and I continue to use some of them.

As for Gnome, I like Linux Mint's implementation, but that's because it looks a lot like KDE3. ;)

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