kde 3 vs 4 distrowatch

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 02:31:31 GMT 2008

OK, so, three things have pushed me to decide.

A fresh install of Kubuntu went horribly. Unusable. Off center screen  
I can't adjust with hardware controls. Invisible but functioning  
mouse. I know I can probably troubleshoot it, but from what I see when  
I launch KDE 4 from 8.04.1, it isn't worth the effort yet.

Intrepid Gnome installed flawlessly on the same test box, and when I  
upgraded my work gnome box. It is definitely a winner.

I read in the cited article and on the Debian web site that Lenny will  
support KDE 3.5.9 or 10 for about 4 more years. So that's my KDE LTS.

So I stick with kubuntu 8.04.1 for another year and see if KDE 4 is  
ready at that time. If it is, I upgrade to the current kubuntu at that  
time. If not, I switch to Debian Lenny.

Problem solved.


Art Alexion
Sent unsigned from an iPod. That's the reason for the top posting as  

On Oct 28, 2008, at 2:41 PM, Nigel Ridley <nigel at prayingforisrael.net>  

> Paul S wrote:
>> Knapp said the following on 10/27/2008 07:34 AM:
>>> Nice talk about it.
>>> http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20081027
>> It's not a very good choice, is it?
>> I'm kinda torn.  I want to keep the latest xorg code to get the best
>> drivers for my ATI card, so I need to go with the current distro.
>> But, I've spent more than a day playing with kde4, and it just  
>> doesn't
>> work well enough to use for production.  It's actually worse than  
>> gnome.
>> Maybe someone will backport kde3 to ibex .. we can hope.
>> regards,
> I've spent more than a week already using it on and off on my boys'  
> box - I'm starting to like it.
> Something different now and again gets you out of the rut and gives  
> a fresh ability to think
> laterally -- always a good thing.......
> Blessings,
> Nigel
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