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[ale] What were they thinking?
- Subject: [ale] What were they thinking?
- From: Leonard at Intelis-inc.net (Leonard Thornton)
- Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 11:11:31 -0400
OK....here's my .02 worth:
4Gb IDE drive (Quantum Bigfoot......yawn)
Redhat 7.0 w/ 2.2 kernel
S3 video w/ 2mb memory
No problems here....
At 10:17 AM 5/8/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Have we established that some people's new KDE is slow while for others it's
>OK? Howbout this: of those of you who have tried it, how about posting a
>message here stating 1) your KDE version 2) your distro and version 3) your
>video card. Maybe a pattern will emerge.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Irv [mailto:irvm at ellijay.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 8:26 AM
> > To: ale at ale.org
> > Subject: Re: [ale] What were they thinking?
> > On Tue, 08 May 2001, Jeffrey B Layton wrote:
> > > I will second that comment. I've been using KDE since early 1.0.
> > > It has been my primary desktop during that whole time. Up to
> > > last week I was using a RH 6.2 system (with updates) and
> > > KDE 2.0.1. Then this weekend I reformatted and installed
> > > RH 7.1 with KDE 2.1.1. The speed difference is VERY noticeable.
> > > Doing anything in 2.1.1 is MUCH slower than anything in 2.0.1.
> > > My machine is a PIII/500 with 384 Megs of memory and a fast
> > > IDE. It shouldn't be this slow.
> > The sad thing about this isn't that it's slow - that could
> > probably be fixed.
> > Unfortunately, when I posted a question to the KDE forum about this,
> > all I got was flames.. A later search thru their own list
> > archives showed
> > numerous complaints about the same thing - all either ignored
> > or shrugged
> > off as "something wrong with your system", but no hint as to
> > what that might be.
> > If this were an isolated problem, hey, I'd go for M$ solution
> > #1 - buy a
> > bigger, faster computer. However, since approximately 50% of
> > the posts
> > here and elsewhere report similar slowness, I don't think it's at all
> > isolated.
> > M$ solution #2 - calling it a 'feature' - doesn't work for me :)
> > In 20+ years of writing software, never once have I been able
> > to get away
> > with that 'solution' - clients expect me to fix my software.
> > Imagine that!
> > I have been promoting Linux to my clients, but I think I'll
> > have to back off.
> > KDE was stable, fast, and enough like MS Windows to make the
> > transition acceptable to many users
> > (assuming appropriate apps were available or written)
> > If I can't depend on that remaining true, then why go thru
> > the hassle?
> > Regards,
> > Irv
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