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Old 03-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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KDE 3.2.1 is AWESOME


Man, am I impressed. I used to hate KDE sincerely as a former ratpoison/icewm user, but now I am a "bourne again KDE user" (haha get it?)

It is incredibly faster, especially with program loading times, the speed must have seriously 300% faster than 3.1.1. I recommend anyone who hated KDE or has it now, to get the new version. Try the easy installer: http://developer.kde.org/build/konstruct/

You'll thank me when you realize how good the new version is.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link/update...i'll see how I like it and reply back.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:01 PM   #3
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No matter what they do, I'll always be a GNOME user. KDE is way too bloated. However, if they took out 75% of the software I might think about it. Did they?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:35 PM   #4
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I don't know why i don't like KDE. I've found no reason but I just don't feel like using it. I always feel like using Gnome.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:46 PM   #5
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*coughs* fluxbox
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:51 PM   #6
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*coughs* fluxbox
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:12 PM   #7
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I'm also a fluxbox fan

I don't like the way KDE and GNOME look. And I don't care at all for desktop icons.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:47 PM   #8
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I used to be so stuck on GNOME then I got into the Fluxbox world and love it! However I also tried the newer verison of KDE and it worked a lot better then GNOME (2.4) did for my onboard sound using aRts for the sound plugin thru xmms. But some issues with the simplicity of KDE make me feel like im on winblows so I contiune to stay on fluxbox, it's sexxy and who doesn't love tabs?!
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:49 PM   #9
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*cough again* (fluxbox rulez)
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:54 PM   #10
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I just installed slack9 and fluxbox at work for testing purposes... I have to say... purty damn impressive. so clean! so efficient! I think I found my new desktop mgr for home.

are there any docs on doing app dev on fluxbox?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:01 PM   #11
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Fluxbox is pretty nice, but I haven't really found a reason to use it over GNOME. I do have it installed though, and I know you can get it looking nice and whereas I don't like a clutter of desktop icons, I do like the GNOME panels. I'd like it better if I could throw the Trash icon up there and not have to use desktop icons though.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #12
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kde 3.2.1 is much faster than 3.2.0 (with gentoo anyways). Regardless of the kde/gnome/fluxbox flaming, it's nice to be able to choose what look/feel/environment that works for you and/or your system. I agree with the original post--whether you like kde or not, 3.2.1 does fly, it's very responsive, and it's always worth it to try something new!
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:32 PM   #13
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Never liked KDE...Gnome is also too bloated (ever tried installing all the libs necessary to run evolution on a non-gnome system?!). I'm a WindowMaker user through and through...just the one clip icon litters my otherwise clean desktop
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:06 AM   #14
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I've got nothing against fluxbox, I think it's a very nice window manager. However, ICEWM and ratpoison will always be my choice window managers. I used to like GNOME better until now, but I'm not being fair because I haven't update GNOME.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:09 AM   #15
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If you people want a REALLY minimalist wm, try ratpoison, it's more minimalist than twm/mwm
For people who wanted to kill (poison) your mouse (rodent) when using linux, ratpoison is a window manager based off of screen that displays everything in full screen windows, using screen to create multiple sessions. It is fast as crap.
 
  


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