is it Kubuntu or is it KDE?
fluca1978 at infinito.it
Tue Aug 31 13:54:59 UTC 2010
it has been very intersting reading your comments, at least I felt less
I guess one big problem is with the kubuntu distribution, since I tried some
live cds and the KDE is working really better than with kubuntu on the same
hardware. For instance, a korona 4.5 is doing very smooth with desktop effects
and application start-up. On the other side, other things are really on KDE:
for instance the network manager applet has been horrible since release 4.0,
and I know there is people claiming about that since such version, so I guess
it should have been fixed since a while!
As a side note, I've not been doing a fresh install, always updates, and if
this is the cause of my breakings and problems, it means again that something
is not working with kubuntu. I've not tired to install an ubuntu and then the
kde desktop, but I will give it a try to see if this mix can be the best one
(I've done always the opposite).
Finally, I don't like mixing things, such as running kmail on gnome or on
xfce, I'd like to have a fully integrated desktop. I've got enough not-native
applications, like Firefox and Eclipse that show how slow is to run non-native
applications on the desktop. This is why I'm wondering about the desktop
switch, to reduce as much as possible the mix of applications to improve the
speed and integration.
Again, this is not a real claim or critique, is just a bunch of considerations
about this wonderful desktop and amazing distribution.
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