Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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RE: Comment by snorkel2
by lemur2 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 22:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by snorkel2"
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hmm, I am running a quad core 2 with a ATI graphics card using the open source drivers and I don't have any crashes and the kwin accelerated performance is outstanding. This is on Chakra(Arch) linux by the way. Before Chakra I was running the latest KDE 4.x on Ubuntu and that worked fine also.

Exactly so. If your machine has a working graphics layer, then kwin performance (in and of itself) is fine. I wouldn't have claimed it was "outstanding", I would have simply described it as "perfectly fine", but that could be because I run KDE4 on far lower spec hardware than yours or Thom's.

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