After having continued probs with system sounds after I Left Mint 5, For Mint 6rc1
I'd dwnld both the 32bit n 64bit Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Os.
I thought that it might be a Gnome prob but wasn't it was also in KDE, I've posted on these forums any number of times in replys etc, about this so I'm not going into it here as well.
But I messed with KDE 4 for a few days in Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid.
While I'm not trying to start a KDE 3.5.9 vs KDE 4 war here, this is just my 2 cents on the subject.
I take it the next edition of Mint CE is going to be based on KDE 4 n Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid is this right?
While I'm quite impressed by KDE 4, I really don't know why it was released as a final stable edition, I could understand it still being in Late Beta or Very Early rc status, But IMHO it's far from useable.
There is not a whole lot of Self Config you can do with it, You add things to the Kicker everything goes to the right side, You add an extra Kicker at the Top and go and add something and it goes to the bottom one...
Trying to get stuff to stay on your Desktop is next to imppossible at least in the order you put them after a restart, and system sounds Mute themseleves half way through Login.
These are just a few that I don't like...
YES I know it's new and still very RAW in the way things are done, And reading on KDE about the upcoming Release doesn't give me much Hope of much changing anytime soon.
Do we need Change YES I agree completely, But pardon the Comparison, It reminds me of When Vista was first released, Very little was finished but the polish.
The usability was almost impossible.
I was an earlier adopter of Vista, and I Dual Boot just because of Gaming. Otherwise I have no use for Windows....
It's taken them almost 2 years to get it where it's decent and I highly prefer it to XP.
Why the Polish and ease of use, but it was rough at first.
I "LOVE" the polish of KDE 4 and the Toys "Widgets" it will provide, But I think they should have held off releasing it to the general public and not make the same mistake that M$ by to early of a General Release.
Until the time that it was more User Config Friendly then it is now.
And risk losing the Publics Opnion of KDE being a friendly easy to use Linux Desktop.
That's why I downld the Mint 5 CE to use for awhile until they get some of this Ironed out.
Am I looking forward to using KDE 4 you bet, just not right now...
I "NEVER" discuss 3 things......
Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin!
"Linus" from A Charlie Brown Christmas...