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Re: [News] Mandriva 2010 with KDE 4.4: Review

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____/ Rick on Tuesday 16 Feb 2010 12:38 : \____

> On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:26:23 +0000, White Spirit wrote:
>> On 16/02/2010 01:18, Jerry McBride wrote:
>>> My preferred Linux is Gentoo and I've been using KDE 4.4.0 for that
>>> last few days now.
>> I've been using it since 4.1 with Arch64 on my laptop and desktop
>> machines.
>>> Wow, this is what a desktop should be... It has all the bells and
>>> whistles that you can want and performance that is unrivaled by any
>>> previous version of KDE. Amazing... a lot like having and eating you
>>> cake...
>> I used to really dislike KDE but KDE4 won me over after the first few
>> minutes of trying it.  Each version I have tried has been perfectly
>> stable on my hardware.  I like the fact that they have rewritten Plasma
>> from scratch as it integrates so much better than Compiz/Fusion.  It's
>> the most usable and nicest looking desktop on any platform IMO.
> I have tried KDE4 up through 4.4. They have finally put back per
> workspace wallpaper and mouse button actions.
> It seems to me that KDE is much more complex than it was before. I am not
> sure if that is because I was so used to the the it used to work, or
> because it actually is more complex.
> At any rate, I will probably be using it with my next system upgrade,
> either on OpenSuse, or PCLinuxOS.
> For my information, why do you prefer Compiz over KDE's compositing
> window manager?

It's actually a lot simpler. They redid the menus and put advanced options in separate
tabs and such. Almost all the old functionality (and beyond) is back in KDE 4.3

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