Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2012 23:22 UTC, submitted by OSGuy
Window Managers "The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.5.13.1 of the Trinity Desktop Environment. The Trinity Desktop Environment is a complete software desktop environment designed for Unix-like operating systems, intended for computer users preferring a traditional desktop model, and is free/libre software." Not the first time we mention TDE, but it's basically the continuation of KDE 3.x. There's a market for this.
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RE: Why?
by Hiev on Tue 16th Oct 2012 14:04 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I would say that is not only the looks, it is also the architecture, KDE4 comes with Activities, Nepomuk and other crap people don't use and get in their way, KDE3 is better in this area.

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RE[2]: Why?
by diegoviola on Tue 16th Oct 2012 14:34 in reply to "RE: Why?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

I would say that is not only the looks, it is also the architecture, KDE4 comes with Activities, Nepomuk and other crap people don't use and get in their way, KDE3 is better in this area.


I use KDE 4.9.2 currently, and I disable all that stuff, I disable Activities, Nepomuk, etc.

I also set folderview as my desktop layout and enable the classic menu style.

I couldn't be happier with it.

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RE[3]: Why?
by Hiev on Tue 16th Oct 2012 15:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I doubt it.

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RE[3]: Why?
by latreides on Tue 16th Oct 2012 18:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
latreides Member since:
2011-03-20

If only you could actually disable those. Even in 4.8 when I turn those off, every so often (often enough to annoy) I get a stack of 4 "error" messages saying that it failed because it was disabled.

Choosing a folder view for the desktop is fine unless you like double click to open behavior, and then its just jarring when the icons press and depress with each click.

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RE[3]: Why?
by dmantione on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06

I also set folderview as my desktop layout and enable the classic menu style.

I couldn't be happier with it.


Isn't it the world upside down that you have to disable them to make your desktop usable?

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RE[2]: Why?
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 16th Oct 2012 16:42 in reply to "RE: Why?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I agree... in fact, I recall garbage like Nepomuk and Akonadi being the primary things that pissed me off and tarnished my view of KDE4's stability since the early days. And I still occasionally see them crash, giving me bad memories of the original KDE 4.0.x, 4.1.x, and even 4.2.x (hint: everything about those series of releases sucked, though 4.2 sucked noticeably less--they were horrible; just the thought of them is a bad one). And even worse, neither service seems to be worth a damn or useful at all; we got by for years without them. And pretty much every other desktop to this day gets by without them and their crashes.

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