KDE4 speed impressions.

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sat Jun 13 10:11:21 UTC 2009

On Saturday 13 Jun 2009 10:35:11 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Oh, no, the 64 bit version is not good. I've tried moving to 64 bit
> every version since Feisty. The problems are mostly confined to video
> problems and speed issues at the moment, which seems to reflect at
> least partially your experiences. What I do is test 64 it, file bugs
> so that the devs could improve it, then use 32 bit for my daily
> driver.

Strange how different people have different experiences. Jaunty has finally convinced me that 64-bit is worth using - it's running like a dream here. Fast and responsive. I wonder if the differences are video-driver related? I'm using the nvidia restricted driver - just a thought, I wonder if the binary part of that is 64 or 32 bit?


> > So, yes -- I have KDE4.2.x running now. It doesn't suck as hard as the install
> > of Jaunty did. I have tweaked my way around stuff. It's still better than Gnome
> > :) and I really really want the future to catch-up with the recent past.
> >
> You might want to try the KDE 4.2.4 PPA:
> http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2.4
> It has lots of enhancements, and only one major regression that I've
> found (Kaddressbook issue, already fixed in Trunk).
> By the way, please CC me on all KDE-complaint threads, so that I won't
> miss them. If you'd really like to help, you can forward to me the
> ones that I do miss. Thanks!

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