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

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:36 pm
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.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:49 am
by tdockery97
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.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:58 am
by Dr G
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?

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

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:17 pm
by z31fanatic
Not suitable for a computer with a single core Atom processor and 1GB of RAM (or even 2GB RAM).

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

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:21 pm
by skywolfblue
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.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:17 pm
by jazz.h
After first great impression on the dark theme and 1 week of use, I went back to Mate.
Telegram online account not working, KDE Connect buggy, Kwallet...

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

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:49 pm
by deleted
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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Re: Poll: What's Mint KDE 18 like? Please click!

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:21 pm
by Jedinovice
Wow. Opinions all over the place. No apparent consensus - yet - at all.

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

Thanks.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:05 am
by Habitual
Still more Novice than jedi.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:39 am
by Jedinovice
Habitual wrote:Still more Novice than jedi.
You realize you're pushing me to the Dark Side here?!
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Re: Poll: What's Mint KDE 18 like? Please click!

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:22 pm
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.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:32 pm
by mcintyrelr20
Have had a few crashes so far, but overall awesome desktop enviorment. :D :) -mcintyrelr20

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:03 pm
by Cosmo.
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:

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:35 pm
by Fred Barclay
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. ;)

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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:48 pm
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?

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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:34 pm
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.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:20 am
by Jedinovice
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.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30 pm
by Cosmo.
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.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:57 am
by Jedinovice
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?

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

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:12 am
by Pepi
All I can say is I dread when 2019 gets here :mrgreen: