Poll: What's Mint KDE 18 like? Please click!

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How is Mint 18 KDE (Plasma 5)?

Wonderful! Better than Plasma 4!
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28%
Good. No problems.
8
28%
Inferior to Plasma 4 but usable.
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24%
Poor - buggy, slow, major missing functionality.
6
21%
 
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Post by Jedinovice »

OK, my first ever poll - like, ever!

Still waiting on the restoration/customization of my olde netbook and so have no machine to test Mint KDE 18 on… and my workload is massive overtime city. So I interesting how Plasma 5 has shaped up in Mint 18. Hence a poll but, of course, all comments welcome. I would like to know what to expect when I finally get to run up Mint 18. (Looks like being a long time…)

Please click! Thanks! Please note that I am ONLY talking Mint 18 KDE - not any other DE nor any distro other than Mint.
Mint Linux 18.0 64 bit KDE edition.
Video editing (AMV's mainly) on a dual core n2840 atom!
Results here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Dw91 ... yVKS7X1Rlg
LOOK HERE FOR MY DEMO OF MINT LINUX KDE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hDYiGprWs
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Tried two installations of Mint 18 KDE so far. While it looked pretty nice, I had multiple crashes of the compositor in both installations. Most notably it would crash every time I opened MintUpdate. I have a pretty generic setup on this desktop: Intel Core i5, Intel HD Graphics 4600, 8GB RAM. Never had a crash when running Mint 17.3 KDE.
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I find it a good effort, but unfortunately hindered by not using a more recent version of plasma. I wonder if I should add the neon stable repository to Mint KDE. But, available time is lacking, and Neon and Maui already provide quite usable and up to date distributions.

Mint KDE's strength has always been stability. Did they unnecessarily sacrifice too many improvements for a perceived increase stability?
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Not suitable for a computer with a single core Atom processor and 1GB of RAM (or even 2GB RAM).

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There have been a few hiccups, I've had the system freeze up twice and the wireless not remembering the password (which I was able to fix by deleting the network).

At first I was kinda skeptical about the new "flat" look, but I'm actually kinda growing fond of it.

Overall, I'm liking it despite the occasional problem.

If stability is your main concern, I'd say wait.
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After first great impression on the dark theme and 1 week of use, I went back to Mate.
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Runs great on my Asus 1015E netbook. A few plasma hiccups but not enough to be annoying ctrl-alt-backspace restarts X (as it traditionally did)
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Post by Jedinovice »

Wow. Opinions all over the place. No apparent consensus - yet - at all.

More of a sample needed. Please click - and share.

Thanks.
Mint Linux 18.0 64 bit KDE edition.
Video editing (AMV's mainly) on a dual core n2840 atom!
Results here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Dw91 ... yVKS7X1Rlg
LOOK HERE FOR MY DEMO OF MINT LINUX KDE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hDYiGprWs
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Still more Novice than jedi.
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Habitual wrote:Still more Novice than jedi.
You realize you're pushing me to the Dark Side here?!
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Mint Linux 18.0 64 bit KDE edition.
Video editing (AMV's mainly) on a dual core n2840 atom!
Results here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Dw91 ... yVKS7X1Rlg
LOOK HERE FOR MY DEMO OF MINT LINUX KDE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hDYiGprWs
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Post by Sundowner »

I've found Mint's approach to Plasma 5 better for me than Kubuntu 16.04. Mint 18 KDE is faster and more stable. I don't know what is different, but it works and that's enough for me.
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Have had a few crashes so far, but overall awesome desktop enviorment. :D :) -mcintyrelr20
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mcintyrelr20 wrote:Have had a few crashes so far, but overall awesome desktop enviorment. :D :) -mcintyrelr20
Why do we have to bother about stability, if "a few" crashes are "awesome"? :roll:
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Jedinovice wrote:
Habitual wrote:Still more Novice than jedi.
You realize you're pushing me to the Dark Side here?!

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Tell that to Kanjiklub. ;)
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Post by mcintyrelr20 »

The crashes may have happened since i was using a 2008 hp laptop that has a 32 bit operating system, but do not know if that is the cause of the crashes. How is the 64 bit Linux mint 18 kde operating system?
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Post by Dngrsone »

Did not fit my needs. Actually taking Mint 18 xfce for a spin now, instead; though I still have 17.3 KDE on my machine.
Try politeness; people will like you for it.
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Cosmo. wrote:
mcintyrelr20 wrote:Have had a few crashes so far, but overall awesome desktop enviorment. :D :) -mcintyrelr20
Why do we have to bother about stability, if "a few" crashes are "awesome"? :roll:
To be fair, here. I don't think that's exactly what was being said.
Mint Linux 18.0 64 bit KDE edition.
Video editing (AMV's mainly) on a dual core n2840 atom!
Results here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Dw91 ... yVKS7X1Rlg
LOOK HERE FOR MY DEMO OF MINT LINUX KDE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hDYiGprWs
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I did here something, what I extremely seldom do: a full quote. Nothing left out. I read there as user experience: few crashes (nothing else gets mentioned) and the judgment: awesome. Impossible for me to come to another reaction.
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Cosmo. wrote:I did here something, what I extremely seldom do: a full quote. Nothing left out. I read there as user experience: few crashes (nothing else gets mentioned) and the judgment: awesome. Impossible for me to come to another reaction.
I started writing an explanation of how I read the statement but then realized, "What's the point? It'll only become an argument" and my work is killing me. Too tired for a fight.

I read it differently but what the heck?
Mint Linux 18.0 64 bit KDE edition.
Video editing (AMV's mainly) on a dual core n2840 atom!
Results here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Dw91 ... yVKS7X1Rlg
LOOK HERE FOR MY DEMO OF MINT LINUX KDE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hDYiGprWs
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All I can say is I dread when 2019 gets here :mrgreen:
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