Zero Prime wrote:I have been using Linux based OSs for a while now. I started with Ubuntu G[censored] after reading an article in Maximum PC. That was in the [absolutely CENSORED OS] days. I started reading the Ubuntu Forums and saw this great controversy between G[censored] and KDE. I decided to try KDE 3.5 I think it was. Wow, ti me it sucked, back to G[censored]. Then KDE 4.0 came out, slooooooowwwwwww. Back to G[censored] Now with this new controversy with[even more censored useless DE's]l I decided to try them both. That was a waste of time in my life. Well, since I've already been using Mint for a while, I decided to try this new Mint 10 KDE. WOW!!!!!! KDE got it right, and then the update to 4.6.2, even sweeter after performing the shutdown fix. Think you KDE for finally getting it right, and in the nick of time with G[censpred] getting it sooo wrong.
Zero Prime wrote: My only complaint was trying to use the additional drivers to get my AMD/[crApTI] HD drivers and the Broadcom drivers. After a search I learned that this KDE Wallet thing sucks. After disabling it, I got restricted driver goodness.
lmintnewb wrote:Just me ... but I'm not an eye candy person. Even if this comp didn't only have 512mb/RAM. I'd still take functionality over appearance any day. Once I get up to speed on the CLI ... Will be using it often over GUI's.
lmintnewb wrote:Until then though ... xfce is my preference. But that's just me ... Gotta luv all the options a person has with Linux huh ?
Zero Prime wrote:Kwallet would not allow me to download and install the broadcom drivers. This turned out to be a common issue. If it wasn't, I wouldn't have been able to find the problem. It was suggested to disable the wallet, and that worked. Wallet gone, Additional Hardware works, I'm happy with that:)
Zero Prime wrote: As for the crApTI/Nvidia debate, I had both, never once had a problem installing drivers for crApTI, Nvidia was kind of a pain. Got them installed though. crApTI however always worked a lot better for me. Go figure, I've heard many say that Nvidia is better on Linux, but I've had opposing experiences.
Zero Prime wrote:Ah, so your used to old things and have yet to see the light of the new. It's ok. Many people are like that.
Zero Prime wrote: Once the sour taste is in the mouth, the mouth doesn't want to try the ripened fruit. crApTI has excellent multi monitor support.
Zero Prime wrote: I can easily connect this laptop to my hdtv through the HDMI port and use both the main monitor and the TV as a secondary monitor, plus watch movies in full HD. I love my card.
owend wrote: So many people are keen on KDE though, especially 4.6.2 according to various forums (fora?), maybe I've missed something with the latest incarnation. So a challenge: what advantage will I see moving from my current G[censored] 2.32.0 to KDE 4.6.2? I'm not an eye-candy junkie, I'm an intermediate skill level, use mostly for browsing, email, WPing (OpenOffice) and Googleearth.
owend wrote:So a challenge: what advantage will I see moving from my current Gnome 2.32.0 to KDE 4.6.2? I'm not an eye-candy junkie, I'm an intermediate skill level, use mostly for browsing, email, WPing (OpenOffice) and Googleearth.
mastablasta wrote:you should give it a try. it's sort of a lot like W[censored]. Some effects are actually usefull. for example the one when you have more windows open it will show a preview of what is on that window on mouseover (i think windows does this now as well). which reminds me that i still need to turn off a few effects.
mastablasta wrote:The biggets difference is that if oyu want to do a bit more fine settings in Gcensored] you need to usually resort to Terminal while in KDE it's just there and again it works in simialr way as w[censored]. You have system settings (aka control panel) where it's really easy to find what you need. And it is also very customizable.
mastablasta wrote: I kept G[censored] in another maschine as it consumes less resources. to me it now feels a bit more fresh, a bit more what i would expect from a system in 2011.
mastablasta wrote:A not completelly true and a bit old but still good comparison: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kdegnome
mastablasta wrote:If you were ranting about that small thingy in the top right corner on desktop, i believe in one of the settings you can easilly turn it off or move it elsewhere. Though i see no big deal if it is there. doesn't bother me at all.
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