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Re: general

#11 Post by asqwerth » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:58 am

I thought it was said in jest, actually.

In any case, the thread was originally about KDE Plasma 5, as there is still lots of interest about KDE in this forum (hence the MX+KDE subforum). It's just that KDE's preview images use Kubuntu as its base.

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#12 Post by tascoast » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:21 am

Is the KDE a hungry beast now on resources compared to say M11?

I have begun to notice some deterioration of M11's default capabilities for web pages like fb and yahoo mail although the video sites I use are fine. Calibre seems more outdated too than in MX-14. Just little things that crop up lately for me. I still run M12 and it's possible it might replace M11 as a main companion to MX-14.
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#13 Post by lucky9 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:45 am

tascoast wrote:Is the KDE a hungry beast now on resources compared to say M11?

I have begun to notice some deterioration of M11's default capabilities for web pages like fb and yahoo mail although the video sites I use are fine. Calibre seems more outdated too than in MX-14. Just little things that crop up lately for me. I still run M12 and it's possible it might replace M11 as a main companion to MX-14.
I've noticed no loss of responsiveness (of KDE) using MX 14.x with KDE-Standard.

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#14 Post by golden45 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:57 pm

answer to JimC hi still running kubuntu and it just keeps getting better and better. It look great and is getting easier to use kunbuntu 5.1.95 now thanks john

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#15 Post by Stevo » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:47 pm

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Calibre seems more outdated too than in MX-14.
Calibre in the repos is pretty ancient for M11. On a Wheezy base, you can install their latest static-build releases per the instructions on calibre.org site, which currently would be the terminal command:
su -c 'wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovid ... staller.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"'
This used to work on M11, but I've not tested it to see if it still does. YMMV.

You should uninstall the repo version first to avoid conflicts. This version also will not appear in the package manager. To uninstall the static version, the command is

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su -c 'calibre-uninstall'

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#16 Post by golden45 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:28 pm

Kubuntu kde 5 is a great system.I am running it now and like it a lot.Nice graphics .http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=& ... 4276,d.cGU

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#17 Post by richb » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:15 am

Still some bugs. Not a full complement of widgets. Folder widget does not work. Dropbox widget does not appear in the system tray. Cascading menu has bugs . That is what I have discovered in the half hour I have been looking at it.

EDIT: It also nearly filled up my root directory. it was 57% free now 87% free. Being adventuresome I had to install it, but sorry I did. Fortunately I have a system backup and will revert.
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#18 Post by golden45 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:08 pm

Distrowatch has linspire and freespire iso 64 .Wow I thought they were far gone but they are back.john

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#19 Post by golden45 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:15 pm

It looks like black dog is behind this.john

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#20 Post by golden45 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:00 am

Just downloaded and installed freespire found no difference from 16.04 ubuntu john

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