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[ale] What were they thinking?
- Subject: [ale] What were they thinking?
- From: jcphil at mindspring.com (Jim Philips)
- Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 15:51:22 -0400
As a recent convert to KDE, I couldn't be more pleased with it. My machine
has 128 megs of ram and a Pentium 333. It doesn't seem slow at all to me and
I was happy to escape the nightmare that is Gnome 1.4. I had been a huge fan
of gnome until recently. But the attempts to add on the bloatware of Nautilus
and Red Carpet they have created compatibility problems that would make most
people throw in the towel.
On Sunday 06 May 2001 12:42 pm, Eric Z. Ayers wrote:
> 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...
> Irv wrote:
> > 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?
> > Regards,
> > Irv Mullins
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