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  • phoronix
    started a topic KDE 4.9 Is Faster & More Responsive

    KDE 4.9 Is Faster & More Responsive

    Phoronix: KDE 4.9 Is Faster & More Responsive

    KDE 4.9 will be released in August and overall it feels more responsive and faster during desktop use than its predecessors...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0MzE

  • alpha_one_x86
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    In my case I wait wayland support support.

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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by cyring View Post
    - an icon only taskbar, such as Seven
    There is an extension (plasmoid) which provides and provided that functionality prior the time w7 was in development. Lookup at kde-look.org

    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    Is there something wrong with icon tasks, which has been shipped with KDE for several releases now?
    I think OP uses vertical panel alignment.

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  • TheBlackCat
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    Originally posted by cyring View Post
    - an icon only taskbar, such as Seven
    Is there something wrong with icon tasks, which has been shipped with KDE for several releases now?

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  • ShadowBane
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    Originally posted by cyring View Post
    - an icon only taskbar, such as Seven
    Unlock widgets and then replace the 'Task Manager' plasmoid with 'Icon Only Task Manager' It has some extra features that the default doesn't too (like progress bars on the icons.)

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  • cyring
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    KDE is my favorite DE, I wish it could be more SSD friendly
    For instance it could give us some "easy" UI options :
    - to stop using MySQL as a meta file indexer;
    - completely avoid logging in .xsession (kdebug is not enough to make it silent);
    - enhance network FS (un)mounting : NFS is in bad shape, perf sync also;
    - a better gtk color & font integration, especially black theme + Firefox, xsane or LibreOffice ( plugin aren't better);
    - an icon only taskbar, such as Seven

    I also agree: RAM footprint is not an issue

    CyrIng
    Fr

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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by seraphim View Post
    KDE is still far to bloated, sluggish and unstable to be considered a usable desktop environment.
    KDE since 4.5 is PERFECT DE, provided you have at least 1.5G ram and at least 2Ghz CPU.

    Originally posted by seraphim View Post
    The only sane desktops for power users and those who want to get work done are Xfce, LXDE and Cinnamon. The rest are junk.
    Wrong.

    These are desktops for different goals, and all with variable amount of bullsh!t, unlike KDE. See:

    XFCE - the best of three. Flaws:
    * (Thunar) cannot change properties of multiple objects
    * (Thunar) cannot modify desktop icon text length
    * Panel & filemanager functionality is extremely limited compared to KDE
    * Panel, adding stuff on panel and working with menu is conter-intuitive, unlike KDE
    * XFWM is very very primitive window manager(but does the job)
    * XFWM has conflict with Compiz over workspaces
    * Its still GTK2 (but works if you find GTK2+3 theme)
    Pros:
    * Its stable
    * Its usable
    * It uses around 160MiB RAM total (Xorg, kernel included)
    This was the most usable DE of the three.

    LXDE
    Does some things better than XFCE. Can manage multiple objects in PcmanFM, but
    * website is dead
    * cannot save sessions
    * completely counter-intuitive
    Uses 120MiB ram, suprisingly if not broken session manager and a bit more intuitive use of panel, it would outperform XFCE. But its functionality is lower than XFCE and its dead as a project.

    Cinnamon
    is just GNOME menu. Not DE.
    GNOME3 is.. variable. You either like it or not. Personally, I can live with it, but I don't like it.

    MATE
    is GNOME2 port. So, its not much away from stuff like Trinity - usable desktops seen as compromise between functionality and resource usage, but very buggy due to low hacker base.

    KDE only single problem is high resource usage, which is understandable given amount of technology within. It is very powerful, stable desktop, much more powerful than XFCE+LXDE+Gnome3 COMBINED. It is also very easy to tune and very configurable. If you want to get work done without spending hours configuring and digging through config files or spending time to "get used to", KDE is desktop of choice - you can cut it down to your needs without all this. I'm not using KDE currently, because I'm a bit to lazy doing other stuff - my current XFCE+Compiz config works. But if I get time, I'll switch to KDE back just because its easy to drive.

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by Uqbar View Post
    I don't dare to install beta stuff on my PC as it's daily production.
    I do and they're usually stable enough so my work still gets done. Just goes to show that, with all the whining, the software is pretty solid. On top on being free.
    And I'm not talking just about KDE, web browsers (all of them), mail clients (Thunderbird dropped the ball one recently, not handling attachments properly), IDEs, video drivers (nvidia) have all been pretty solid. I'm not touching a beta kernel though.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
    I never understood that claim. Which work do you get done with a desktop?
    +1

    Which kind of work does KDE not allow you to do compared to another desktop? I cannot think of even a single thing.

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  • TheBlackCat
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    Originally posted by Uqbar View Post
    But from the numbers shown in the main article, I would not say KDE v4.9 is better than v4.8.
    At the best it is a little "better", no more than 1% of performance gain. I use to call this "background noise" and a human user (vs the robotic tester) would hardly perceive it!
    You can get much better results with low-latency kernels, with a smart choice of CPU and I/O schedulers in the kernel.
    Ah!
    Uh, that is not KDE workspace performance, that is performance of games running under KDE. It is totally irrelevant to whether the KDE workspace itself, or even ordinary applications running under the KDE workspace, have improved performance.

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