nomko wrote:What is the overall idea/thoughts/feelings about KDE? I'm thinking of moving from Gnome (Mate/Cinnamon) to KDE since i think Gnome is gone the wrong way with Gnome3. I have Mint 13 KDE running in a virtualbox environment and up till now it looks great! I've swithched from the standard KDE menu to the classical menu but even then, it still looks pretty nice to me.
Many of us have tried KDE and love it, but for some it's still weighed down by a reputation for being a bit of a resource hog (not sure if it's still deserved but I have a newer laptop so I'm not sure how it is on older machines), plus people still have a bad taste in their mouth from when KDE 4 came out and completely changed how KDE looks and feels, quite like what's happening to GNOME now. As much as I love KDE and suggest it to others, too many people would rather move to Xfce than move to KDE, if they're even willing to consider something other than Cinnamon/MATE.
FWIW I think the Mint team did itself a disservice by rolling out Cinnamon and MATE at the same time without a more clear cut comparison between the two. I still can't tell people who ask what the difference is, but that may be due to how little time I spent in either of them when I got LMDE installed on this laptop. I'd love to see a page, prominently linked to form the Mint home page, showing the difference between the two. At times like this a little chartage and images could go a long way to help clear up confusion. If someone already knows of something like this I'd love to post a link on my Linux blog to help folks find it. I've done multiple searches and couldn't find one.