Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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RE[3]: Surprised
by Jason Bourne on Fri 14th Oct 2011 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Surprised"
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

you mention KDE4's UI is overwhelming: is that the standard UI or the netbook UI (which I've heard makes things much simpler/"intuitive")?

(I haven't used KDE4 yet but will give it a go soon)



The standard desktop UI.
There's too much stuff to configure and you can spend a lot of time to make it look like you want. Not to mention the default ugly tiny fonts, which don't come anti-aliased, and buttons are really small. Etc.

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RE[4]: Surprised
by segedunum on Mon 17th Oct 2011 14:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Surprised"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

There's too much stuff to configure...

Like what?

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RE[5]: Surprised
by ndrw on Tue 18th Oct 2011 04:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Surprised"
ndrw Member since:
2009-06-30

Essentially everything if you are not into bells and whistles and other distractions. It basically boils down to switching off most of the stuff. It also helps to install some less shiny and more readable themes.

The whole desktop looks and behaves as if was designed for winning a contest of most obnoxious UI. To its defence, looks like others (G3) have followed this trend.

I have actually managed to make KDE behave and look like a desktop for grown-up users (it take 1-2 hours of fiddling with settings). With this it works OK but is substantially more resource hungry and unstable than G2 or XFCE. Why bother if XFCE is one mouse click away.

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