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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ARCH + OPENBOX IS ALL YOU NEED
by zextra on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 22:58 UTC
zextra
Member since:
2011-10-14

When will people stop chasing the bull and just use
Arch Linux with Openbox and tint panel. It is extremely
fast and quite pretty as well.

Who cares about KDE4 or GNOME3, I hate change personally. Just like when I got used to Windows 95/98 they changed where everything is in Windows XP. Then got used to Windows XP and in Vista/7 of a turd, they change everything again. Who cares?!? I want something stable, fast, useable, and not have to relearn an OS or DE every 2 years.

Do yourself a favor guys, download Arch Linux and install Openbox. My system boots in 10 seconds, from when I turn on the power on, until I get a fully working environment with Openbox and tint panel, and a variety of services running. That is perfection to me. Shutdowns are also instant, within a few seconds my system is off.

My system boots so fast, that even my wifi adapter takes a few seconds after Openbox has loaded to connect to the router to browse the internet.

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Congrats? I need a full fledged integrated DE, and KDE seems to be the perfect option for me after beating KWin into submission ;)

Edited 2011-11-02 23:10 UTC

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jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

Arch has so many architectural shortcomings, it's not worth consideration for a serious system. Unsigned packages, buggyness, old init-system are just a few of these. Unsigned packages are already a deal breaker for me.
The most annoying thing about Arch is its fanboy user base. They somehow think, that using a system that's cumbersome to use makes them somehow smarter. I'll give you a hint. It's not a sign of intelligence if you can follow instructions on a wiki page.
However it's a neat system to run bleeding edge software.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

When will people stop chasing the bull and just use
Arch Linux with Openbox and tint panel.


I don't need to cuz Kubuntu with KDE4 works just great for me, even on my 5+ years old laptop with crummy Intel 855GM graphics.
Openbox with tint2 is nice though.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Arch will be viable when PackageKit works with pacman and used as default UI for packaging.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

PackageKit already works with Pacman packages. It's what I use on Arch (well, KPackageKit, to be precise). You have to install it from AUR, though.

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