Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:38 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE And another popular Linux distribution pushes a new release out the door. This time around, it's openSUSE, as they just released version 12.1. Other than the usual latest and greatest version of all the open source desktops and associated tools, there's a few other interesting tidbits in this release as well.
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RE: KDE
by OSbunny on Thu 17th Nov 2011 07:40 UTC in reply to "KDE"
OSbunny
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2009-05-23

Kubuntu is slow because it's the red-headed stepchild of Canonical. If you want KDE go with the traditional KDE distros like OpenSUSE and Mandriva. These are the vendors that work on optimizing their distros for KDE.

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RE[2]: KDE
by Straho on Thu 17th Nov 2011 11:48 in reply to "RE: KDE"
Straho Member since:
2011-09-30

Absolutely, I ran openSuse 12.1, PCLinuxOS KDE and Pardus with Virtual Box on my office Win7. They perform better than Xubuntu, especially Pardus.

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RE[3]: KDE
by suryad on Thu 17th Nov 2011 15:57 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I think you guys are right. I am currently running Kubuntu and it was nowhere near as snappy as Ubuntu 11.04 was and I am running 11.10 right now. I am going to give OpenSuse a shot when I get my new work laptop. Too much hassle to reinstall and set up all my development tools.

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RE[2]: KDE
by Jason Bourne on Thu 17th Nov 2011 14:14 in reply to "RE: KDE"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I have found no differences of performance between Fedora, Kubuntu and even Arch KDE's. Arch which was supposed to be the "faster" KDE, it's really not. It is just the same to me. Now I am a bit glad that I got fglrx working alright in Kubuntu. But Kubuntu took the lead because it ships the Ubuntu fonts, which I find them really nice for the UI, whereas other distros are using weird fonts.

I still see some shortcomings with KDE, but it's just some PolicyKit crashes, the plain X non-aliased fonts, and minor configuration as defaults. If one can spend the time to overcome this, it's actually better than GNOME.

Edited 2011-11-17 14:17 UTC

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