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This particular forum dedicated to the KDE variant of Mint gets very little traffic compared to the Gnome forum, is it because there are so few problems or so few users?

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yes.



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I would assume most newbies would go for the main edition which happens to be Gnome. People might only migrate to KDE after they have gained some experience and knowledge. More experienced users would also probably try more possible solutions themselves before looking for help.

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BrianD wrote:yes.

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Yes What? No there are quite a few users, & Yes w/ less issues. :mrgreen:
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Actually an interesting question.

KDE is working the best for my laptop, but I had more to configure with it. I'm new to KDE, so the configuring was more of a challenge for me compared to the other flavors.
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If you don't like it, make something better
If you can't make something better, adapt
If you can't do either ball your panties up and cry.

Complaining is like masticating most anyone can do it.
However doing it in public is really hardcore.

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I'm using KDE. I like it much better than Gnome and no not any problems. I had a problem with Pulse Audio and Skype but have it sorted out now. Everthing is running smooth as silk... :D

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tomp01 wrote:This particular forum dedicated to the KDE variant of Mint gets very little traffic compared to the Gnome forum, is it because there are so few problems or so few users?
Hi,
:?:
I'm sorry but I can not digest your question.
We are all Mint. I run Linux Mint Gnome and Kde x64
plus Linux Mint LXDE.
Your question came with a little poison and provocative
The union of all editions of the Linux Mint shall prevail
and unite all Linux Mint users. If you do not have
something useful to ask, you better keep your mouth shut
:)
Linux Mint Main Edition Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox and
LXDE.

We have the strength so, we have to think this way

Cheers :wink:
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So far KDE is the only choice for 64 bit Linux Mint 8. I would think that would attract more owners of 64 bit hardware.
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So far KDE is the only choice for 64 bit Linux Mint 8. I would think that would attract more owners of 64 bit hardware.
??

I just installed 64bit version yesterday, and its Gnome, i dont think it never even gave me possibility to choose kde during the install. And also i dont think i saw more than one version of 64bit to download.

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Was it Mint 8? I see there is a 64 bit CD direct download http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php, but it doesn't indicate a specific desktop or version.
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gaaslight wrote:So far KDE is the only choice for 64 bit Linux Mint 8. I would think that would attract more owners of 64 bit hardware.
Editions for Linux Mint 8 "Helena"

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Rob Brill wrote:
tomp01 wrote:This particular forum dedicated to the KDE variant of Mint gets very little traffic compared to the Gnome forum, is it because there are so few problems or so few users?
Hi,
:?:
I'm sorry but I can not digest your question.
We are all Mint. I run Linux Mint Gnome and Kde x64
plus Linux Mint LXDE.
Your question came with a little poison and provocative
The union of all editions of the Linux Mint shall prevail
and unite all Linux Mint users. If you do not have
something useful to ask, you better keep your mouth shut
:)
Linux Mint Main Edition Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox and
LXDE.

We have the strength so, we have to think this way

Cheers :wink:
Roberto
You seem to be the only one who is interpreting it that way, so maybe it says more about you than me. I am a long time member of the Kubuntu forums and there is a lot of activity there, which is what prompted my question. My initial experience of using Mint, both Gnome and KDE flavours, is distinctly favourable, I haven't had any problems at all so far.

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Rob Brill wrote: Your question came with a little poison and provocative
The union of all editions of the Linux Mint shall prevail
and unite all Linux Mint users. If you do not have
something useful to ask, you better keep your mouth shut
I think your response applies more to you, Rob Brill.
tomp01 wrote:This particular forum dedicated to the KDE variant of Mint gets very little traffic compared to the Gnome forum, is it because there are so few problems or so few users?
It's a combination of fewer users and more advanced knowledge of those users.

All the newbies go for Mint gnome, which results in less knowledge and more posts.

I would say that Mint Gnome has no more problems than Mint KDE.
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I notice that he is from Brazil, so maybe what I said translates differently into Portuguese?

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tomp01 wrote:This particular forum dedicated to the KDE variant of Mint gets very little traffic compared to the Gnome forum, is it because there are so few problems or so few users?
After reading this thread and to answer your questions, the main reason for the apparent lack of traffic here is that Mint KDE CE has significantly less problems than Kubuntu. Nearly none at all to honest about it. If a problem does occur then the Mint community here comes out and jumps up and down on the problem until it's fixed.

There probably are somewhat fewer users of the KDE flavored version of Mint since KDE is a bit more advanced than Gnome to use so the new user tends to load the Gnome version first and then, if they so choose, migrate to KDE later on. Still, there's plenty of Mint KDE users.

The bottom line is this: If it's Linux Mint, it's pretty much rock solid and bug free. :D
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Any Mint, Main edition, 64 bit, KDE, whatever, is easy to use and rock solid. The difference between the forums is probably down to user base. I took a quick trip to the new Mint Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/ for some (very) unscientific research. The Top Editions lists 1256 people, 1088 use either 32 or 64 bit Gnome (about 86%), 82 are down for KDE (about 6.5%). This may or may not accurately reflect the actual user base, but if it is close, that would explain it. I also think people new to Mint are more likely to try something called the "Main Edition" than a "KDE CE", as "Main Edition" would imply (incorrectly) most supported, most likely to work or something similar.

If you really want to visit a ghost town, go to the 64 bit Mint forum, there's only about 30 threads total there going back to 2008, the last post there was over a month ago... :lol:
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XidCat wrote:Any Mint, Main edition, 64 bit, KDE, whatever, is easy to use and rock solid. The difference between the forums is probably down to user base. I took a quick trip to the new Mint Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/ for some (very) unscientific research. The Top Editions lists 1256 people, 1088 use either 32 or 64 bit Gnome (about 86%), 82 are down for KDE (about 6.5%). This may or may not accurately reflect the actual user base, but if it is close, that would explain it. I also think people new to Mint are more likely to try something called the "Main Edition" than a "KDE CE", as "Main Edition" would imply (incorrectly) most supported, most likely to work or something similar.

If you really want to visit a ghost town, go to the 64 bit Mint forum, there's only about 30 threads total there going back to 2008, the last post there was over a month ago... :lol:
Of course this all may change now that the CE's are going "Official". :shock:
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markcynt wrote:
Rob Brill wrote: Your question came with a little poison and provocative
The union of all editions of the Linux Mint shall prevail
and unite all Linux Mint users. If you do not have
something useful to ask, you better keep your mouth shut
I think your response applies more to you, Rob Brill.


Mark, of course that applies to me too. I did not ask for exemption
for what I wrote in this thread. you're absolutely right.

The only thing I can say is that I use KDE since version 5
Elyssa. Now version 8 Helena and I have always liked Linux Mint KDE

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tomp01 wrote:I notice that he is from Brazil, so maybe what I said translates differently into Portuguese?

English is not my native language, i agree.
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Do you think I need a translator to understand what you wrote
and asked, lol, ... I can read between the lines.
Until now you did not ask anything about the LM Kde and you are
just anxious to justify your levity Ok, let's stop here because
I saw in the store here in my city, a new style of parachute.
I hope you find your bus stop and be happy. By the way, I hope
you will help test the new Linux Mint Kde Version 9.

Cheers :wink:

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