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Old 06-26-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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Holy sh*t, used the latest kde yet?...


If you havent, might I recommend an upgrade. KDE has made HUGE strides lately, take the time to upgrade like me. (switched from 3.1 on 2 boxes)

Anyhoo, it is as fluid as my OSX notebook, much more so than windows xp was sometime last year.... (last time I used it)

Not only that, crashes have been non existent, except on experimental app compiles... (which is to be expected)

Also, performance gains like you wouldnt believe, no pause or lag behind click/menu pops like it used too, I cannot believe just how wonderfull this has come along.

So if you havent yet, switch to the latest kde, like now.

Last edited by rshaw; 06-27-2005 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 10:41 PM   #2
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Yeah - 3.4 is pretty cool and makes a nice upgrade. -Bill

Man, we have the same pc! Audigy2 plat. and a 9800 pro. Good stuff!
 
Old 06-27-2005, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thumbs up

KDE 3.4 is beautiful and runs a hell of alot faster for me then older KDE releases. Im realy impressed, it sure does look a hell of alot better then windows xp and just as easy, if not easier to use.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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I really, really like KDE 3.4. The only complaint I have about it is this: SuSE did not ship the SuSE theme from 9.1 and 9.2. Their intepretation/customization of the Plastik theme is OK but I actually LIKED the "chicklet" look for the window decorations in 9.1-9.2. I also miss the "delete" option in the context menu. If I want to delete a file, let me DELETE it, damn it. I don't want to send it to the trash folder. (I know, I can use the delete key but that is beside the point).

Aside from those minor nitpicks:

I find KDE 3.4 to be far better. It's faster. It's functional. I can get things done quickly in that environment. Network browsing just WORKS. KDE/Qt apps are asthetically pleasing. Applications integrate very, very well.

As an aside it's worth noting that I used to really, really, REALLY hate KDE.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #5
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I'd love to, but I had trouble installing it and I didn't get any replies.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 12:58 PM   #6
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I'd love to, but I had trouble installing it and I didn't get any replies.
On Slackware, you can install the packages from Slackware current or compile from source.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 02:41 PM   #7
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On Slackware, you can install the packages from Slackware current or compile from source.
I went with the compile from source method, and got this error. I don't want to hijack this thread, though
 
Old 06-27-2005, 03:07 PM   #8
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KDE 3.4.1 is sweet. PCLinuxOS preview9 came with it. I installed it on my Dell C600 with only 256mb ram it it runs really well.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 01:44 PM   #9
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really? is it that good???? i used to use kde 3.1 and 3.2, but it was kinda of slow, some apps would crash etc... But reading from u guys it seems better now eh! tell me how about the themes? what has change?? in appearance?? anything new? any new candy-eye looks?? anything that will make you :O ??
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #10
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This is by far the most stable KDE release. I've yet to have any kde app crash. Not to mention, it's much faster than previous versions..and just looks damn sleek. It's very nice.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:30 PM   #11
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really? is it that good????
It really is that good.

Quanta+ just works. Quanta+ is almost orgasmic.
Network browsing just works.
Konqueror just works.
KDevelop just works.
The session manager Just Works.
Gwenview just works.
digiKam just works.
KOffice? Well, there's OpenOffice.org instead.

The remarkable thing about KDE 3.4.x is that when you're running it, it's unremarkable. You don't think about it because you can actually get work done rather than spending hours and hours tweaking and fixing and patching and recompiling. When you don't think about your operating environment but instead are focused on getting your work done without even noticing the environment, you know the developers did an incredible job.

{off topic tangent}Microsoft has good reason to be afraid of Linux and good reason to be funding SCO's little rant behind the scenes. KDE combined with Xorg and Linux has GOT to have Microsoft execs quaking in their boots. I'd LOVE to see Microsoft come out with a GPL os based on Linux, but they're so stuck in the mind of dominating the desktop with Windows rather than seeing the opportunity for Linux apps and open interoperabilty.{/off topic tangent}

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i used to use kde 3.1 and 3.2, but it was kinda of slow, some apps would crash etc... But reading from u guys it seems better now eh! tell me how about the themes? what has change?? in appearance?? anything new? any new candy-eye looks?? anything that will make you :O ??
Well I ran KDE 3.2.1,3.3.2, and 3.4.1 on a dual Pentium III (clocked at 975Mhz) on non-accelerated XFree86 and it wasn't too bad even on that slow machine. Now I'm running the open source Xorg ATI driver on a Pentium 4 3.2e with KDE 3.4.1 and the performance is FAR superior to Windows XP in every way I can imagine. Linux boots more quickly, the desktop is more responsive, I have more control over individual processes, and so forth. My desktop is 3840x1440 (1920x1440 x 2 screens) and the only thing I lose out on is the lack of 3D acceleration due to Xinerama not supporting 3D on non-shared buffers yet.

I highly recommend upgrading to KDE 3.4.x if you can.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:52 PM   #12
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really? is it that good????
It is (I think) significantly better than any previous version. If you're on the fence, definitely give it a try. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 12:28 AM   #13
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Originally posted by KimVette
I also miss the "delete" option in the context menu. If I want to delete a file, let me DELETE it, damn it. I don't want to send it to the trash folder. (I know, I can use the delete key but that is beside the point).
You can turn delete back on in control center.
KDE components--->File Manager---->Behavior----->"Show Delete"

And yes 3.4.1 is the best KDE to date. Can't wait till 4.0
 
Old 07-03-2005, 01:03 AM   #14
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upgraded to 3.4.1 yesterday and was actually surprised at how well and fast it is....i use fluxbox, but it's nice to know i have kde if i want it...it's pretty sweet.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 01:05 AM   #15
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Originally posted by crontab
I went with the compile from source method, and got this error. I don't want to hijack this thread, though
go with the packages from slackware-current from the slackware site...quicka nd easy and it works....i use slackpkg to keep current, you might look into that as well
 
  


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