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Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

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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
40
24%
Undecided
36
21%
 
Total votes: 170

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#91 Post by kmathern » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:44 pm

lucky9 wrote:....You should remember that the version of KDE that's in Lenny is actually finished and tested. Everything else is being tested and is therefore in varying degrees of being finished....
I don't think that argument really applies to squeeze and KDE4 any more.

Yeah squeeze is still technically Debian's "testing" distro, but squeeze is due to be released in the next week to 10 days and you aren't going to see any significant changes to KDE4 between now and squeeze's release. So I would say KDE4 is also "finished" and "tested" (for all practical purposes).

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#92 Post by richb » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:46 pm

Personally I like the new System Settings paradigm in KDE4. I like the information I am working on segregated. I also prefer Lancelot to the classic menu. Just shows that you cannot please everyone.
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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#93 Post by Gaer Boy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:57 pm

I'm a very ordinary user, and generally not interested in the bells and whistles of a desktop (I've only seen screenshots of the rotating cube, and haven't bothered to find out what 'compositing' means). I decided to have a look at Mepis 8.5 last May and found it OK. I still kept my 8.0 installation as my working setup, but gradually spent more time in 8.5.

A few things were different in the desktop, but I adjusted fairly quickly to those that weren't intuitive. I haven't had many issues with the change. I find Dolphin much better to work with than Konqueror, although I have one problem (to be raised shortly in a new thread).

I've just checked, and find that I last booted my 8.0 installation on 5 December - 'nuff said.

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#94 Post by malspa » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:02 pm

richb wrote:you cannot please everyone
Ain't that the truth.

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#95 Post by lucky9 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:42 pm

kmathern wrote:
lucky9 wrote:....You should remember that the version of KDE that's in Lenny is actually finished and tested. Everything else is being tested and is therefore in varying degrees of being finished....
I don't think that argument really applies to squeeze and KDE4 any more.

Yeah squeeze is still technically Debian's "testing" distro, but squeeze is due to be released in the next week to 10 days and you aren't going to see any significant changes to KDE4 between now and squeeze's release. So I would say KDE4 is also "finished" and "tested" (for all practical purposes).

Just looking at the differences between Mepis 8.5 and 11 I could make a good case for what I would consider finished.
It's still not there. And won't be until anything that can be done in KDE 3 is available in KDE 4. At least almost anything. I wouldn't make a feature to feature comparison but I can be frustrated with the lack of a Detail View in System Settings and still like KDE 4 as implemented in SimplyMEPIS 11 a lot more than 8.5 or any KDE 3 that's current.
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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#96 Post by Danum » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:39 am

but I can be frustrated with the lack of a Detail View in System Settings
And won't be until anything that can be done in KDE 3 is available in KDE 4
It is called Tree View,
System Settings > Configure > Classic_Tree View,
What can you not do in KDE4 that you can in KDE3 ??

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#97 Post by lucky9 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:11 am

I feel pretty silly since I may not have even bothered looking for Tree View. I do like that interface better....I think. I wonder if I found it and didn't understand what it did? I'll have to make sure that I haven't missed (or miss-remembered) other things.
Considering I moved to Mepis 8.5 a very long time ago I have felt that there was very little I couldn't do with it. It's almost amazing that I missed or forgot or didn't like Tree View before now.

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#98 Post by malspa » Wed May 25, 2011 1:18 pm

Well, this poll is closed... it was really about KDE4 in Mepis 8.5, which I skipped. But as for the title of the thread -- "Happy with KDE 4 or not?" -- I'm extremely happy with it! Don't miss KDE 3.5 one bit (even though I still have Mepis 8 installed here).

I've got a few different versions going here. The oldest is in Scientific Linux 6, using KDE 4.3.4. The newest is in PCLOS -- 4.6.3.

I like using other DEs and WMs as well, but KDE4 is easily my favorite.

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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#99 Post by zeeone » Wed May 25, 2011 3:46 pm

Danum wrote:What can you not do in KDE4 that you can in KDE3 ??
Sorry, I can not help myself. In KDE3 I can plug and play, any file format external HD, In KDE4 I can only do this if I reboot the system with the external HDs turned on before the reboot. :lipsrsealed:
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Re: Poll - Happy with KDE 4 or not?

#100 Post by Gaer Boy » Wed May 25, 2011 4:29 pm

zeeone wrote:
Danum wrote:What can you not do in KDE4 that you can in KDE3 ??
Sorry, I can not help myself. In KDE3 I can plug and play, any file format external HD, In KDE4 I can only do this if I reboot the system with the external HDs turned on before the reboot. :lipsrsealed:
I don't have that problem - I just checked. Plugged in my USB HD, 3 partitions (ext3, ext3, ntfs) all showing in Dolphin and they mount automatically. Removes just as easily.

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