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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andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

In my opinion, if its needed to use graphic accel for displaying a UI, then design is failed miserably in the first place. The prettiest, most minimalistic, most effective wm I have used in my life is awesomewm.
With bash terminal as file manager, nothing beats it, when it comes to speed, versatility etc.

Im using the same setup on my quad core as on low powered computers. Totally awesome, never going to look back at kde and gnome ++ again. ;) Its very keyboard-based though, but thats much much faster than mousing around.

I hope more people discover the benefits of a tiling wm, although such a setup will probably not be for everyone since it require some configuration and a little time spent personalizing it, but when done, you basically have one conf file you can move around and use it on the computer you like. awesomewm <3
The majority will probably always want their food prechewed and use win7 or some other mainstream piece of c.. eh .. cake, where customization and personalizing is barely possible.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

What is wrong with usin a graphic card to manage display? It is the way it should have been all along, but in the x86 world, many seem to expect the CPU to handle everything... And that GPU should be for games only.

So we have a lot of "old" hardware with weak (or no) GPU, so yeah, I agree it is a gift to have lightweight WM like awesome; but in the end, everybody -Intel, AMD, all ARM designs- are going with integrated graphics. It is just a case of really different computations (here, massively parallel) better served by different silicon.

KDE has implimented windows tiling, by the way.

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