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Cinnamon over KDE

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I have a 5 yr old HP laptop, which I installed Mint 17.3 with KDE on top. I later added the cinnamon desktop and found that I like it better on my laptop. My question is does it make a difference in performance installing it this way or would I be better off just installing cinnamon on its own as I would probably not be using KDE on this any more. There is a performance issue with this laptop to begin with as it has the legacy AMD 4000HD series video card, and it is no longer supported by AMD (thanks a lot AMD btw) but its a good all round laptop for browsing, emails and watching videos and has the 17" screen for old guys like me :)
Just wondering your thoughts as I'm not sure how one would evaluate the performances.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Cinnamon over KDE

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I did the opposite-- installing KDE over Cinnamon. Some settings do seem to get borked, and if you call, say Kate or Konsole from within Cinnamon, then you'll end up with a bunch of KDE infrastructure running in the background, slowing stuff down.

I would recommend installing LM Cinnamon fresh.
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Re: Cinnamon over KDE

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Great, thanks for the reply. I kinda thought that was happening just by looking at Ksys guard, It is showing as KDE4 is running while I am in the cinnamon desktop.
I love a fresh install....
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So do I. Not a fan of having to do all the changes and settings, though. :roll:
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Following https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... vironments
(by the respected forum member Pjotr), it is advised against mixing KDE and other desktop environments.

So I think it is strongly advised to make a clean install.
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And with Mint 18 coming soon maybe just wait and install the latest greatest
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I'm looking forward to trying out Mint 18 KDE... but soon is a relative concept-- 18 won't come out until after Ubuntu 16.04 releases, and it won't be immediately after that.

My sincere hope is that Bluetooth will work better with the new release.
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Well I did the Mint 18 Cinnamon install and am never going back :) It works great and now have updated most of our computers to that. I tried the KDE 18 on one of my desktops, and even though I like the Mint KDE and have used it for a few years, it seems to be slower or bloated on that unit. The Mint Cinnamon 18 looks nice, and worked great right from the start, which is what I need. Our house is all Linux these days, except for a win laptop and a win desktop for a couple of games we play. Great job Mint people, you are the best!
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i was a HUGE fan of kde4 and even though kde5 has it's bug fixes, the small things like the widgets in the panels are a MESS so i gave up on plasma5 and went the complete opposite with the MATE desktop. BUT on the other hand i HATE the new linux/mint/mate 18 distro layout so if by the time 17.3 goes EOL (end of life) and linux/mint/mate 18 is still the same i will have to leave linux mint

linux/mint/mate/17.3 is the pinnacle of the mate desktop and why they went and changed everything around i will never understand. lately i don't want any change but the same STABLE and BORING desktop that never breaks
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