Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 21:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality."
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RE[7]: Good for KDE
by bouhko on Fri 27th May 2011 03:21 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Good for KDE"
bouhko
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2010-06-24

I'm not even sure there are that many OpenGL 3/4 features that are of interest for a window manager. Most of the changes where targeted at games (shader branching, geometry shaders, etc...).

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RE[8]: Good for KDE
by lemur2 on Fri 27th May 2011 03:29 in reply to "RE[7]: Good for KDE"
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2007-02-17

I'm not even sure there are that many OpenGL 3/4 features that are of interest for a window manager. Most of the changes where targeted at games (shader branching, geometry shaders, etc...).


Exactly.

I think some people must be getting confused because of the very high requirements for the video card in order to run Win 7/Vista with acceptable performance. Somehow that gets transformed into a presumption that "advanced graphics card required" means a good desktop, rather than an inefficient/poor desktop.

People's perception is sometimes a very funny thing.

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RE[9]: Good for KDE
by twitterfire on Fri 27th May 2011 08:39 in reply to "RE[8]: Good for KDE"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


I think some people must be getting confused because of the very high requirements for the video card in order to run Win 7/Vista with acceptable performance. Somehow that gets transformed into a presumption that "advanced graphics card required" means a good desktop, rather than an inefficient/poor desktop.

People's perception is sometimes a very funny thing.


That's entirely FUD. What are you smoking? To run Windows 7 even an old S3 video card will do. To run Windows 7 with Aero enabled, something as low as Intel GMA 950 and 500 is enough.

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