Linked by suka on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:19 UTC
KDE "After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer - and Plasma team leader - Aaron Seigo points out in an interview with derStandard.at/web, the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum. Also calls Frameworks 5.0 only the "first step", new Applications and Workspace releases are to follow later, Seigo goes on to talk about the chances in the mobile market with Plasma Active and further areas of collaboration with the other big free desktop: GNOME."
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Heavy?
by jessesmith on Fri 26th Aug 2011 13:20 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

I have to wonder about the people claiming KDE4 is too heavy. I've run KDE4 on several desktops with no more than 512MB of RAM and about 1GHz CPUs with no acceleration and it works fine. Heck, I've installed openSUSE with KDE4 in a virtual machine with 256MB of RAM. It was a bit sluggish, but it worked.

It makes me wonder if the "KDE is bloated" crowd are trolling or just have unusual configurations or driver/hardware problems. KDE is pretty light and flexible in my experience.

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RE: Heavy?
by lemur2 on Fri 26th Aug 2011 13:46 in reply to "Heavy?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I have to wonder about the people claiming KDE4 is too heavy. I've run KDE4 on several desktops with no more than 512MB of RAM and about 1GHz CPUs with no acceleration and it works fine. Heck, I've installed openSUSE with KDE4 in a virtual machine with 256MB of RAM. It was a bit sluggish, but it worked.

It makes me wonder if the "KDE is bloated" crowd are trolling or just have unusual configurations or driver/hardware problems. KDE is pretty light and flexible in my experience.


Likewise. KDE4 has worked for me very well on every machine I have installed it on. Admittedly this represents only about a dozen or so different machines, but nevertheless I have still had 100% success rate.

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RE: Heavy?
by dragossh on Fri 26th Aug 2011 18:08 in reply to "Heavy?"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

I have to wonder about the people claiming KDE4 is too heavy. [snip] It was a bit sluggish, but it worked.

Ye, I wonder about those people that want a fast experience. (There are people for whom KDE gets sluggish after a while, including me. And I have 3GB of RAM.)

Edited 2011-08-26 18:10 UTC

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