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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by GreekGeek View Post
    It is that time of year again and there is one thing that is REALLY pissing me off about KDE 4.xxx, XSNOW.
    Hahahahahaha xD Just go to the system settings pannel, check the desktop effects and when it's on go to the effects tab (I am sorry, I am not on KDE right now so I can't point you to the right place ) and check falling snow on the desktop.

    It comes with KDE4 by default

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  • misiu_mp
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    What does stability has to positioning plasmoids?
    Adding some plasmoids cause the panel (or-what-kde-calls-it) to be completely messed up. It grows, other buttons (plasmoids) disappear, overlap or are moved out of the screen and the whole thing can just move somewhere else. It goes to the top of the screen but some parts of it stick out from the bottom. Thats just for adding some (standard) plasmoids. Total disaster.
    Granted, I didnt experience a crash-kind-of instability.

    I don't know what applet do you mean, but there are plasmoids (applets?) which are such system monitors.
    Can you point out which plasmoid replaces the gnome-system-monitor applet in kde (I need cpu graph, memory:[programs, cache], swap) and is efficient in operation?

    Actually I like it, so this is nice feature for me.
    Maybe if it worked smoothly and looked nice (anti-aliasing), it wouldnt be such a pain in the ass. Now it is slow and ugly, which is much worse than just useless.

    what "genius" inveted "feature" when you click on some folder it will open in the new window
    Thats bad indeed, but you change the behavior easily and forget it forever. As a matter of fact at first I didnt even know what you were talking about. Only after a while I remembered it (damn you =).

    I found Gnome to be very hardly usable and sluggish.
    Its interesting, I didn't see any performance issues in gnome at all. Its all smooth (with exception for some driver-related, circumventable rendering problems).

    In my opinion Gnome's crippling Linux, because it's lack of some standard features which Windows has and it looks usually awfull when you compare it to OS X (like Fedora). I bet Gnome's the last reason to migrate to Linux for Win or OS X people.
    Gnome is clean, easy, fully functional, and appealing. Its looks are actually very much inspired by macosX. There are plenty of themes to fit your esthetical needs and its functionality exceeds that of windows (explorer) easily (especially coupled with nautilus extensions).
    Maybe you looked at some (much) earlier versions of gnome, which truly were quite useless (and ugly). One notable example is eog, which used to be a total piece-of-shit-of-a-memory-hog but now is probably the best image viewer out there. Its quick, efficient and above all ergonomic (quick panning and zooming with the scroll wheel to what is pointed by the mouse is the shit). There is plenty of evolutionary usability improvements in gnome, which can go unnoticed to someone who dont use it regularly.

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  • blindfrog
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    4.4 will seriously blow our mind! It's just going to be the best DE ever :P 4.3 is already awesome, but 4.4 will shine! Even the most loyal gnome fan has to agree that the speed KDE 4 improves is seriously stunnig. Digikam and kdenlive are just pure awesome. I mean just compare Amarok 2.0.0 from a year ago to 2.2.1 what we have now. The speed KDE and it's apps evolve is c-c-c-crazy! Compare Koffice 2.0 from summer to 2.1 which was just released. The amount of Improvements is staggering and by next summer 2.2 krita should be "professional" ready=easily compareable to gimp maybe even better and kwrite can too replace that huge bloat called openoffice for many.

    This "Solid Pillars" strategy that KDE took with it's 4th series is seriously paying off now and will pay more in the long term. Exciting times with free software desktop's indeed
    Last edited by blindfrog; 12-04-2009, 07:31 AM.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by misiu_mp View Post
    I dont care to figure out what is messed up. All I know is that I can use my computer with gnome, not kde. As far as I know the drivers are used the same (surely they might use different features and that is the problem).
    Yes, this could be a problem, but Intel should rather have good QT4 acceleration.

    I am yet to see a stable KDE environment (such as not doing wierd stuff about positioning plasmoids). And where did the simple system monitor (cpu/ram) applet go ?
    I really dont know what was your point with that matrox card ( i dont want to know either ).
    What does stability has to positioning plasmoids? It works very well. I don't know what applet do you mean, but there are plasmoids (applets?) which are such system monitors. The point was even such card worked great in KDE4. I had to spend much time to find drivers for it.

    I must reiterate: the rotate function is completely retarded. Its ugly and useless. Its wasting the user's attention.
    Actually I like it, so this is nice feature for me.

    In my opinion the complete overhaul, instead of incremental evolution was a very inefficient use of KDE team's human resources.
    In my opinion it's exactly oposite. I found Gnome to be very hardly usable and sluggish. You mentioned you don't like rotating plasmoids, but what "genius" inveted "feature" when you click on some folder it will open in the new window (probably some Win devs, but it's default in Gnome)? This is so utterly stupid and it's useless. In my opinion Gnome's crippling Linux, because it's lack of some standard features which Windows has and it looks usually awfull when you compare it to OS X (like Fedora). I bet Gnome's the last reason to migrate to Linux for Win or OS X people.

    I would like to make it clear I want KDE to be nice and stable already. I just dont see it so yet. If it is entirely the distros fault, then im deeply sorry and request to have some really nice KDE distros pointed out (preferably with livecds). My point about rotation stands either way
    (yes it is making me crazy - why IS it [there]).
    Yeah, I'd also love to see Gnome stable and nice too ;>
    Last edited by kraftman; 12-04-2009, 12:35 PM.

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  • GreekGeek
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    KDE 4.xxx has one thing really wrong!

    Hi guys,

    one persons Vinegar, is anothers Wine. Hence the dull clash, of subjective value judgements.... BUT.

    It is that time of year again and there is one thing that is REALLY pissing me off about KDE 4.xxx, XSNOW.

    After all, it is coming up to xmass & I must have Santa dashing accross my screen & snow falling... :-)

    While I have been on KDE, since 1998, I will use Gnome till about the end of this month-cause of XSNOW.

    It surely is slower than KDE and that is on a quad core Phenom @ 3600 with a 5850.

    If ANYONE has XSNOW going propa on KDE 4.xxx, lemmie know how you did it?

    *BFN*

    GreekGeek :-)

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  • Joe Sixpack
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    PS:It looks a thousand times better than Gnome too. My desktop: [url]http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5953/kde433.png[/url
    As someone who runs a Gnome-only Gentoo setup, I can honestly say that your desktop is badass.

    FYI: I don't criticize Gnome because I'm a KDE fanboy - I criticize it because I use it everyday and I see the areas that need improvement. Once KDE releases 4.4.1 (I like bug fix releases) with that phonon equalizer support, I'm dumping Gnome for about 3 years.

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  • misiu_mp
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    Seriously, you've got something messed up, but you're so ignorant you blame KDE. I installed Kubuntu 9.10 on my friends laptop with some exotic card - Matrox and it ran wonderfull. However, CPU was better there. When I ran Gnome it feels slugish especially when I launch Rhythmbox and few other apps.
    I dont care to figure out what is messed up. All I know is that I can use my computer with gnome, not kde. As far as I know the drivers are used the same (surely they might use different features and that is the problem). I am yet to see a stable KDE environment (such as not doing wierd stuff about positioning plasmoids). And where did the simple system monitor (cpu/ram) applet go ?
    I really dont know what was your point with that matrox card ( i dont want to know either ).

    I must reiterate: the rotate function is completely retarded. Its ugly and useless. Its wasting the user's attention.

    In my opinion the complete overhaul, instead of incremental evolution was a very inefficient use of KDE team's human resources.

    I would like to make it clear I want KDE to be nice and stable already. I just dont see it so yet. If it is entirely the distros fault, then im deeply sorry and request to have some really nice KDE distros pointed out (preferably with livecds). My point about rotation stands either way
    (yes it is making me crazy - why IS it [there]).

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by misiu_mp View Post
    HA-HA: He uses gnome 2.2.8. Ha-Ha!
    I wish gnome could suck cock! Talk about a killer-app! Imagine the headlines: "Gnome - the only program that can SUCK ... ... ..."

    Seriously though, i dunno why, but on my 1.8GHz p mobile laptop with intel graphics, kde is just slow as molasses. Blame the distro (mint, ie ubuntu), buggy drivers or whatever. KDE is unusable, gnome is usable.

    Besides whos genius idea (not) was it to put a rotate function for plasmoids?
    Seriously, you've got something messed up, but you're so ignorant you blame KDE. I installed Kubuntu 9.10 on my friends laptop with some exotic card - Matrox and it ran wonderfull. However, CPU was better there. When I ran Gnome it feels slugish especially when I launch Rhythmbox and few other apps.

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  • monraaf
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    PS:It looks a thousand times better than Gnome too. My desktop: http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5953/kde433.png
    Yep, just as I said: Kitsch Desktop Environment

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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    ...that needs 1GB RAM after running for more than 6 hours and slows the system down to a crawl. That *comes* close to Vista/7 though, since those do this right from the start
    Gnome still needs work in resource management, agreed.

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