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Are you happy with M8.5 KDE 4?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:21 am

Undecided
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55%
Undecided
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24%
Undecided
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21%
 
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Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#1 Post by Acesabe » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:19 am

As Mepis 8.5 with KDE 4 has been with us long enough for most of us to have given it a good work out, I thought it might be interesting to find out if people are happy with it or not.

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#2 Post by richb » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:25 am

I am very happy with MEPIS 8.5 and KDE 4.4. I was skeptical when KDE4 was first released. In fact I disliked it. As more releases came out I became a convert. And Warren has done a great job integrating KDE4 with stable Debian, not an easy task. I am looking forward with great anticipation to Mepis 10.
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#3 Post by joany » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:33 am

richb wrote:I am very happy with MEPIS 8.5 and KDE 4.4. I was skeptical when KDE4 was first released. In fact I disliked it. As more releases came out I became a convert. And Warren has done a great job integrating KDE4 with stable Debian, not an easy task. I am looking forward with great anticipation to Mepis 10.
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I'm not sure I would have liked the standard KDE4 found in other distros. Warren did a masterful job with his implementation, and I'm completely satisfied with the results. I find I can do more with KDE4 than with KDE3, although there is a slight learning curve.
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#4 Post by cage47 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:23 am

Warren did an excellent job of packaging KDE 4.3 in M8.5. But there is so much someone outside of the KDE devs can do. There are still some basic issues I still have. I've even given 4.4 a run in and many of the issues I have had have not been addressed even when they were reported to have been.

IF I upgrade it WILL be to M10. I have decided I'm not going back to Debian for the foreseeable future. I'm not liking the base Squeeze install and unstable isn't looking much better. And much of it has to do with KDE. But there are other reasons too.

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#5 Post by Frank_v7 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:20 am

I put down "Undecided" even though I use it as my main desktop. I'll "like" it when I can get Bluetooth working. Bluetooth works fine in my 8.0.15 install.
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#6 Post by Roadblock » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:46 pm

richb wrote:I am very happy with MEPIS 8.5 and KDE 4.4. I was skeptical when KDE4 was first released. In fact I disliked it. As more releases came out I became a convert. And Warren has done a great job integrating KDE4 with stable Debian, not an easy task. I am looking forward with great anticipation to Mepis 10.
Pretty much the way I feel now as well. Well said Richard. ;)
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#7 Post by lucky9 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:06 pm

Mepis 8.5.x shows the future.
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#8 Post by bigboppercole » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:13 pm

I'm happy with Mepis 8.5, not so much with KDE 4.3. While it may not be beta or even alpha quality any longer like 4.0 was, it is still not without it's problems. Warren has done a masterful job of getting it working as best as it can though.
I've been using it almost daily on my notebook for several weeks now. Just as soon as I have the time to rearrange hard drives in my desktop, I'll install it on there as well.

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#9 Post by namida12 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:28 pm

I think warren has done a bang up job, and also Danum with his amazing KDE4 remastered unofficial releases...

Danum's KDE4 knowledge, and assistance on this forum has been undeniable valuable to the community... Three cheers for him!!!

KDE4 is the future, but I was happy Warren included the older style menu function to assist early adopters. Guess it is not only me, I have read that favorable comments about his release on other forums...

I use Mepis 8, because I can not get any work done in the newer version... I will change eventually, or use another GIU on Mepis, (Maybe switching to all AntiX household) but I know time marches along, and things do not stay the same...

I have never been skeptical of KDE4, I just do not like the eye candy changes that seem hinder my progress, some of it just feels change for change sake rather than well thought out current improvements (future improvements with the new underlying code I can not comment about, other can and are capable of providing good information)...

Nought said I am still using Mepis 8.0.15 fully updated...

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#10 Post by m_pav » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:48 pm

I find KDE4 in its regular default desktop and menu system to be nothing short of absolutely awful and exceedingly time consuming, so Warrens decision to set the default to a saner and more usable folder view Desktop and a decent menu makes it shine like no other KDE4 based distro I have ever seen.

By and large, I am very satisfied with KDE4, at least for that which works as it should, but there are too many omissions that have not yet been addressed that IMHO require urgent attention and remedial action.

I answered yes because I like it alot, at least the way it is provided with Mepis.

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