Crunnluath wrote: BubbaBlues wrote:
Try PCLOS. It is very stable and very simple. I used it for a year with no issues at all and loved it. It has always been KDE 3.5 which I like a lot, but now they are making the transition to KDE 4 which I absolutely despise. Therefore I'm now Mint user and gnome is treating me fine. I love Mint!!! Life is beautiful again.
I have to admit, I do not understand the whole "KDE 3.5 rocked, KDE 4 sucks!" thing. If you just change the desktop settings to "Folder View" and change the kicker to "classic", then KDE 4.x looks and acts just like KDE 3.5. (As far as I can tell, anyway; I'm mostly an XFCE guy and don't use KDE or Gnome much, so maybe there's more to it that I'm missing...)
Nope, that's pretty much it. And 3.5 had
to go because the codebase was a mess. Now it's back, solid and better than ever. Doing things 3.5 could never dream of. Extending onto netbooks, phones, you name it. But it seems that they also ticked a few people off. I can understand that. No one likes change for change's sake. However those changes needed to be done to get KDE where it needs to go.
In all honesty, it's more about hurt feelings than anything else most of the time. For if KDE 3.5 was really "all that and a bag of chips" there would be many more people staying with it instead of running to Gnome or KDE 4. KDE now is nothing short of impressive and 4.4 will be amazing.
* Amarok improves
* k3B improves and is arguably the best CD/DVD burner app anywhere
* KOffice (yes KDE has a Microsoft-compatable office system) improves and just released a new version. And looks great, unlike OpenOffice's dated Win 98 look
* Choqok (Twitter / Identi.ca) improves and has no equal in the open source world
is awesome. Check this out for more
* Plasma is just about where it needs to be now (stable as well as beautiful)
* Dolphin improves and is poised to do things that Konqueror / Krusader never dreamed of
QT has allowed KDE4 to develop in under two years what had taken KDE3 10 years
to achieve. When Mint 8 KDE is released, seriously, download it and try it no matter what your past experiences or impressions of KDE are or were. You'll be surprised.