Comment 2N5 Re: Might try it


Bruce Byfield: KDE5 Plasma is the best desktop


Might try it (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-25 19:23 (#2N0)

I haven't used KDE very much since 3.5. When KDE 4 came out it seemed more sluggish and bloated on one of my now well aged systems. I switched to XFCE for all systems, and have been quite pleased. I may give KDE 5 a try on one of my newer boxes.

Re: Might try it (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-25 19:36 (#2N2)

It looks like they may have finally removed that dragon. I've got nothing against mascots, but I must say it didn't really fit the rest of the UI. He'd show up randomly at shutdown/logout.

Re: Might try it (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-25 19:56 (#2N4)

That guy's name was Konqi. He sort of came to be with the Konqueror web browser, file manager app. It was okay, but somewhat juvenile I suppose. The KDE guys are aging and getting more (cough) mature.

Re: Might try it (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-07-25 20:37 (#2N5)

With the latest style changes and cleanup, I think they can be taken more seriously. I'm fairly impressed after watching the videos. Now the only question is how's performance on older hardware. They stated they rewrote some major pieces. Hopefully it's leaner and meaner.


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2014-07-25 20:51 Insightful +1

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