kde 3 vs 4 distrowatch
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.
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.
>> 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
>> work well enough to use for production. It's actually worse than
>> Maybe someone will backport kde3 to ibex .. we can hope.
> 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.......
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