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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Sigh...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 15th Oct 2011 19:30 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

So, gave the latest KDE a try. As usual, a total and utter waste of time.

I do not have enough fingers to count the number of crashes I experienced the past 60 minutes. Twice, the crash reporter... Crashed. Kwin performance was horrible, as usual (YES LEMUR2 I USED THE OPEN SOURCE DRIVER). Way to ruin a once great project, guys!

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RE: Sigh...
by Jason Bourne on Sat 15th Oct 2011 21:22 in reply to "Sigh..."
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Fully agreed. KWin is slow here too. It gets a little faster if I use "XRender" instead of "OpenGL". But the overall feeling of using KDE is just crazy. Too many crashes. Not to mention the small buttons which are not configurable in Oxygen, oh and the Stupid Start Here Menu, which is like a menu inside another menu. Why don't they just plain copy Windows 7.

I hate to say this but seems like it's either Mint 12 or Fedora 16 from now on.

Edited 2011-10-15 21:24 UTC

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RE: Sigh...
by lemur2 on Sun 16th Oct 2011 07:45 in reply to "Sigh..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So, gave the latest KDE a try. As usual, a total and utter waste of time.

I do not have enough fingers to count the number of crashes I experienced the past 60 minutes. Twice, the crash reporter... Crashed. Kwin performance was horrible, as usual (YES LEMUR2 I USED THE OPEN SOURCE DRIVER). Way to ruin a once great project, guys!


Calm down Thom.

I too have (obviously) installed KDE, and I am running it now on my under-powered netbbok. It runs remarkably well, and it shows absolutely no sign of crashing.

Now Thom, if we are running the same applications, and the same desktop OS, but different kernel and drivers, and we are having diametrically opposite experiences, where do you imagine this difference in experience is arising from exactly?

So why do you blame the KDE project?

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RE[2]: Sigh...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 16th Oct 2011 10:09 in reply to "RE: Sigh..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"So, gave the latest KDE a try. As usual, a total and utter waste of time.

I do not have enough fingers to count the number of crashes I experienced the past 60 minutes. Twice, the crash reporter... Crashed. Kwin performance was horrible, as usual (YES LEMUR2 I USED THE OPEN SOURCE DRIVER). Way to ruin a once great project, guys!


Calm down Thom.

I too have (obviously) installed KDE, and I am running it now on my under-powered netbbok. It runs remarkably well, and it shows absolutely no sign of crashing.

Now Thom, if we are running the same applications, and the same desktop OS, but different kernel and drivers, and we are having diametrically opposite experiences, where do you imagine this difference in experience is arising from exactly?

So why do you blame the KDE project?
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I have run all .x versions of KDE4, all on various different hardware configurations, using various different drivers, using various different distributions, and all experiences have been the same: crash-prone, and slow Kwin performance. And you're STILL trying to tell me it's not KDE that's at fault here? Especially since the GNOME versions of the used distributions performed just fine?

Whatever dude.

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