Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE: Improvements
by tonny on Fri 27th Jan 2012 05:23 UTC in reply to "Improvements"
tonny
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2011-12-22

Yep.
And it would be perfect if they can make it lightweight as in KDE3, and reduce memory consumption.

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RE[2]: Improvements
by lemur2 on Fri 27th Jan 2012 07:41 in reply to "RE: Improvements"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

And it would be perfect if they can make it lightweight as in KDE3, and reduce memory consumption.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKII7Yb75XE

According to this reviewer, who offers video hard evidence in support of his statements, KDE4 is easily lightweight enough to run very smoothly, even on low-resource systems such as netbooks.

"I was able to install this on a 900 MHz netbook".

Edited 2012-01-27 07:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Improvements
by tonny on Fri 27th Jan 2012 15:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Improvements"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

well it's intriquing.. Mine is asus 1215B (E-350, 2GB).
archlinux 32bit KDE 4.7.3 on it, and it's not so fast. But then, maybe the video card's the problem.

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RE[2]: Improvements
by cmost on Fri 27th Jan 2012 11:33 in reply to "RE: Improvements"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Yep.
And it would be perfect if they can make it lightweight as in KDE3, and reduce memory consumption.


This tired old bellyache again? You should check out the new razor-qt desktop then... It was designed just for those who can't let go of KDE 3.x

http://razor-qt.org/

Edited 2012-01-27 11:34 UTC

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RE[3]: Improvements
by tonny on Fri 27th Jan 2012 15:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Improvements"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

I ain't can't let go KDE3. Re-read my post, please?

And yes, I've checked razor-qt. It sure is interesting. Memory footprint's low too, but still not that user friendly.

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RE[2]: Improvements
by Stephen! on Fri 27th Jan 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE: Improvements"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

Yep.
And it would be perfect if they can make it lightweight as in KDE3, and reduce memory consumption.


KDE4 is modular, so to some extent, it is lightweight, if you only want a base-install and a few extra applications.

Even a default Windows XP installation is several GB in size, so KDE4 is lightweight compared to that.

Edited 2012-01-27 13:34 UTC

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RE[3]: Improvements
by tonny on Fri 27th Jan 2012 15:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Improvements"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Lightweight in memory consumption/ memory footprint/ how much KDE use the memory. Not the harddrive.

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