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Going with KDE any advices

Post by aqmint » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:48 pm

Good day

i have been playing around with many different Distros , because i am fresh and new and wanted to see what the other guys offer
after a few days of alomst trying every thing :D ,, I decided to come back to Linux Mint , witch was my first to try out

But now i wanted to know what is the difference between Mint , kde and Cinnamon

I think I favor the KDE ,, any advices or recommendations will be appreciated

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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by jahid » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:54 pm

aqmint wrote: what is the difference between Mint , kde and Cinnamon
It's not Mint, It's Mate by the way.

If you chose KDE, then you chose it, so go for it. I use cinnamon but i am not intending to alter your choice :D
KDE is a great Desktop Environment as well. I hope you will like it.
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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by aqmint » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:58 pm

Thanks for correcting me I noticed that after i posted :)

can u tell me a Little ups and downs between the 2 ??

thanks

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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by jahid » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:15 pm

KDE is much more like windows than the other DEs. There are lot's of handy functionalities that are available which are made easy to access. I think it's extremely easy to use and a bit too elegant for me. I like something simple but not too simple (like mate) :lol: That's why i am using cinnamon. And the best way to compare DEs is probably to explore them in real.

Here's some of the topics that have already been discussed about choice among different DEs:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=139889
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=153717
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=158683
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=172644
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=160785
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 7&t=141785
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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by aqmint » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:23 pm

thanks :D

well I read Most of the links u Provided and almost every one disagrees with u :lol: :lol:

But it looks like alot of people like the XFCE and when i did my research a few have said XFCE wants to much resources in the background for no reason

so in this case I will install both and see witch one is better , I chose KDE coz I like the desktop environment and the eyecandy

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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by austin.texas » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:31 pm

For me, one of the important differences is the File Manager used.
Cinnamon uses Nemo, which I like a lot.
KDE's File Manager is excellent, also.
I consider the others as not quite good enough. Of course, this is purely my opinion.
I am sticking with Cinnamon because it is what I am accustomed to, and I like the direction that the Cinnamon development is taking.
If I were just starting out, I think it may be a tossup between the two.
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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by jahid » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:05 pm

aqmint wrote:thanks :D

well I read Most of the links u Provided and almost every one disagrees with u :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Disagreement will persist among human being until they are perished... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by aqmint » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:25 pm

KDe is up and running I was away from pc

now lets see what happines

not going of topic but is there a good way u can help me on installing conky ??

i have been trying every thing and still not making it :lol:

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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by jimallyn » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:09 pm

The best way to install conky, as with any other software, is to use either Synaptic or Software Manager. That way you're getting stuff that was intended for use on Mint and has been tested on Mint. If you install from something you downloaded from the web, it might work, it might not. If you decide to install software you got from other than Synaptic or Software Manager, be sure to look at the warnings if it says that things are going to be uninstalled. People have trashed their system totally by not noticing what was going to be uninstalled.
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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by octathlon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:13 pm

I'm also checking out the Mint 17 KDE version--just installed it on my old laptop, while I am running Cinnamon on my main laptop. I've liked Cinnamon from the beginning but hadn't tried KDE since back in the version 3 days, but I've been wanting to try out some of the KDE apps like Calligra Office without "contaminating" my Cinnamon install with millions of QT libraries. :)

It's very nice, I really like it so far. So many customization options! It even seems to run fine on my older laptop with only 2GB RAM. I'm not fond of the menu though, I'll have to see if there is a more Cinnamon-like style available. The Activites seem very intriguing. I wonder, do most people use them or ignore them?
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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by colyn » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:00 pm

octathlon wrote: I've been wanting to try out some of the KDE apps like Calligra Office without "contaminating" my Cinnamon install with millions of QT libraries.
KDE like Mate and Cinnamon uses Libreoffice..

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Re: Going with KDE any advices

Post by octathlon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:01 pm

colyn wrote:KDE like Mate and Cinnamon uses Libreoffice..
Sure, but Calligra Office is a fork or continuation of KOffice, made for KDE and they've been doing a lot of work on it. It looks very interesting and has a lot of stuff that LibreOffice doesn't. https://www.calligra.org/tour/calligra-suite/
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