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Old 02-21-2014, 11:49 PM   #16
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I don't like KDE much at all -- especially Konqueror. It makes me feel like I have shackles on both my wrists and ankles, tying me to something not of my choice!
 
Old 02-22-2014, 06:25 AM   #17
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I have nothing against AMD APU's, but their power saving features simply aren't on par with Intel, so I vastly prefer Intel in my laptops (plus it's hard to find AMD laptops with decent resolution, I consider 1600x900 the lowest usable resolution for anything 14" or over). On the desktop, I do prefer AMD because I don't really play games, so most of the work I do can take advantage of lots and lots of cores, which is where AMD shines. Even in each core gives vastly less processing power than Intel, for the price of my 8 core desktop, I could BARELY have afforded the motherboard alone in Intel.
I agree. Maybe ARM can do better.
 
Old 02-22-2014, 09:43 AM   #18
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When I first tried KDE, i.e on Kubuntu, I didn't like the interface and felt it to be dull. But since Ubuntu switched to Unity and after the launch of Gnome3, I couldn't find a distro to swith to. I got this PCLinux KDE CD with a magazine, and since an year I have started preferring KDE over Gnome, Cinnamon and Unity which I tried in the time period. Though I wish to try out XFCE and MATE now.
 
Old 02-22-2014, 04:42 PM   #19
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you mean window manager?
Yes.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #20
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Depending on the distro KDE can look awesome or dull looking. PClinuxOS's KDE is great and fast and dolphin is a great file manager.

my scond favorite WM is MATE and lastly xfce.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #21
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I tried to like KDE but I've moved to Mate it's better for me.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 02:03 PM   #22
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Depending on the distro KDE can look awesome or dull looking. PClinuxOS's KDE is great and fast and dolphin is a great file manager.

my scond favorite WM is MATE and lastly xfce.
I agree beacuse I used Kubuntu long back and it was not so appealing and I switched back to Ubuntu.
But since I have started using PCLinux, I have sticked to using KDE on it.
 
Old 02-25-2014, 03:08 AM   #23
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If I'm using a proper desktop (ie, not fluxbox) then I'm using KDE. I use it at work and at home, and love every minute of it. That said, I do customise it an awful lot, but yes, I find it attractive, efficient, and wonderfully suited to any number of styles of work. In fact, that may be what strikes me the most about it: I use it one way at home, and an entirely different way at work. And even a third way when knee-deep in multimedia apps. It's just so darned adaptable.

I enjoy Gnome for its prettiness, and even in Unity I see some value, but they both feel like they are less adaptable to the user. And one of the reasons that Linux started appealing to me in the first place was because I wanted to make my computer adapt to MY needs, rather than the other way around.
 
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:37 PM   #24
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Despite what was said earlier in #16, k3b (and it libraries) is installed on more than one distro without KDE (one with just a DM, the other with XFCE) because of its utility. Plus, what the hey, might as well install bibletime or another KDE-oriented app since most of the libraries are there, too. Yeah! Throw in QGIS -- my hard drive's big enough, after all . . .

the point is, I like some apps tailored to KDE, just don't like the interface.
 
Old 06-01-2014, 01:52 PM   #25
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One of the first open sourced window managers I used. Had a feature to make it look like windows or apple so that you could have it at work and people walking by didn't notice.
 
Old 06-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #26
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I've not used KDE before except in Suse, but find it intresting in Slackware nowadays. Gnome is a bit younger and more popular than KDE, but has been in trouble. I may try the new Gnome shell this year.
Most people I know that use KDE use it because it's really pretty. If you want som real eye candy, try Enlightenment.
 
Old 06-01-2014, 08:25 PM   #27
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The applications of KDE are superior, but I prefer libreoffice. I want to do more configuration in evince. I think KDE's intresting for geeks, and Gnome's been loved by business users. Maybe Suse can do well in office.
I agree with you about LibreOffice. I've never gotten the hang of KOffice, no matter what name it's trading under.

I do disagree about KDE's being interesting for geeks. The geekiest geeks I know tend to prefer window managers over desktop environments, with a tilt towards tiling window managers.

I do think KDE interests people who like lots of options for personalization--I enjoyed that aspect back in the KDE 3.x days until I found how easy it was, with a little bit of homework, to personalize Fluxbox.
 
  


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