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For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby dequire on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:14 am

If you are one of those people who yearn for the "good 'ole" days of KDE3 (I am not, but understand there are those that are), this distribution might be worth checking into.

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=afe3e5173c9dda5b895e6528aaff79212331402a

KDE3 continues to get some love.
They'll all look at me and say,
Hey look at him! I'll never live that way.
But that's okay -
They're just afraid to change.
- Shannon Hoon

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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby lagagnon on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:49 am

VectorLinux is also going to have a distro maintaining KDE3, primarily because VL is designed for lower end computers ( http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10749.0 ). A KDE4 distro requires 550MB just to boot into a blank desktop with a terminal open, while KDE3 requires about 290MB. Big difference on older hardware!
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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby markcynt on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:41 am

PCLinuxOS still uses KDE3 and KDE3 is an option in openSUSE 11.1
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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby MaddogF16 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:47 am

Both PCLOS and SUSE are due to drop 3.5 from my understanding.
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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby markcynt on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:24 pm

Yes but openSUSE will be supported until 12/31/2010

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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby MaddogF16 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:35 pm

I liked 3.5 alot too, but sticking with it at this point is like driving a semi at a 100mph towards the edge of a cliff,might as well jump off now and dust yourself off. The ships sinking and there's two choices now, :lol: , well enough being dramactic.


I tried 4 and it's OK, but i have nothing against the "typical" style of computer DE (Kickers and quick links).Moved over to Gnome styled it how I like and got back to computing. Interesting to notice how many users when they're done customizing KDE4 end up with a KDE3 style format, just don't know if the world's really ready for a huge change in how to interact with the DE.
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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby altair4 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:10 pm

MaddogF16 wrote:Interesting to notice how many users when they're done customizing KDE4 end up with a KDE3 style format, just don't know if the world's really ready for a huge change in how to interact with the DE.


I've noticed that myself with KDE4 users. Have you looked at the screenshots of Gome3? I don't know..... Am I the only one who thinks that these developers ultimate goal is to have a DE that resembles the iPhone?
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Re: For those souls who miss KDE3...

Postby MaddogF16 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:27 pm

Yeah the idea seems to be to throw access to as many apps as possible onto the DE, like a quick link only in a prettier button style look. This may be a super interface for a touchscreen based OS, but for most it may be too intrusive.
I'll say this though I like the potential look and function of Gnome 3 more so than KDE 4 and that's why i decided to make the switch now to a good solid Gnome OS. I know everyone has their favs, but I chose Mint because the thing I hate most is updates that break things, I really like the numbering system so individuals can choose their update "comfort" level.

Mint works great, does everything I need it to do then gets out of my way, I know how to fix most things but don't really care to if it can be avoided.
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