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Re: Anecdote: KNode Never Crashes

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____/ Gregory Shearman on Friday 04 Dec 2009 04:35 : \____

> On 2009-12-04, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It has just occurred to me that since I moved to KDE4 (around
>> September) KNode has not crashed on me and I have used it a lot...
>> many times for hundreds of hours of intensive operation.
> I'm not that fond of KNode, but I am a big fan of KDE. I like 4. It
> seems polished and smooth, even on my old hardware. I thought 3.5 was
> clunky and dated. Gentoo forced the upgrade on me, ie I had to upgrade
> to 4 because the Gentoo devs were removing 3.5 from Portage at the end
> of this year, but I would never go back. It's really such an
> improvement. I've found a few minor niggles but no show-stopper.
> The compositing desktop is a dream. Transparency is beautiful. I
> especially love how you can move your mouse to the top-left corner and
> all the windows currently open are tiled and labeled on the desktop
> before you, awaiting your selection.  It's made multiple desktops into a
> symphony.... They've excelled themselves.
> I'm unhappy to report that KMail 4.3.1 crashed on exit when I was
> setting it up again for my lovely wife. It's still a buggy piece of
> shit, but I don't expect that to change. I'll stick with Mutt. It
> *never* crashes.

Have you tried Thunderbird? Version 3 will hopefully be out before Christmas.

>> I know that Microsoft love to claim that Free software is not suitable for
>> critical things, but given that CERN too (LHC) uses KDE, what gives?
> What else would a Hadron-smasher use but Linux and KDE?
>> In general... KDE4 is extremely robust. How does Vista 7 work, stability
>> wise?
> Don't know, don't care, don't use it, never will.

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