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[ale] What were they thinking?

I concur.  I only started using KDE with 2.1, but I think it is great,
and 2.1.1 is even better.  I'm using it right now on my K6-2 400 with
128M and it seems quite responsive.

Speaking of gnome 1.4, can anyone explain why, when I tried to install
the Ximian stuff it said that it needed to remove my kde installation
first?  I consider that worse than Microsoft blowing away a LILO
installation.  I expected much better behavior from a linux company.

Or am I misunderstanding something?  This happened when I tried to do
the net install from Ximian on my Debian (potato) box.


Jim Philips writes:
 > 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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