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[ale] What were they thinking?
- Subject: [ale] What were they thinking?
- From: eric.ayers at mindspring.com (Eric Z. Ayers)
- Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 12:42:14 -0400
I concur. The new KDE seems to be very bloated, and it seemed like
things that used to work were broken. I'm not saying that our software
is NOT bloated, but the crux of the matter is that we cannot run our
product demos on it, because the machine starts to thrash in the middle
of the demo...
> I got Mandrake 8.0 and RedHat 7.1 in yesterday's mail, and spent most of the
> evening trying these out. While the installations are much improved on both of
> them, the new KDE is so slow and bloated that it is unusable, at least on my
> pc, (PII, 300mhz, 128megs ram).
> I can't wait 15 - 45 seconds for an xterm, or a browser window to
> open, or an error message to pop up. I have work to do, so back to SuSE 6.4,
> where everything happens more or less instantly.
> Are the KDE folks trying to do what Bill Gates couldn't do: destroy Linux?
> Or do they think everyone is running gigahertz processors?
> Irv Mullins
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