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    Default What DE do you use?

    I was wondering how many of you use Suse with KDE? Well, I have been using Ubuntu with Gnome since 3 years now. So I though I'll install KDE in Suse for a change.

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    >
    > I was wondering how many of you use Suse with KDE? Well, I have been
    > using Ubuntu with Gnome since 3 years now. So I though I'll install KDE
    > in Suse for a change.


    If you're going to 'try' KDE please don't jump in with 4.0.
    Experience KDE users can appreciate what is happening with 4.0, but
    to get your feet wet start with 3.5.9. I use 3.5.9 at work, but
    I am using 4.0 at home where I can 'play' a little more.

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    I started with Mandrake + GNOME then quickly moved on to SUSE + KDE

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    Oops, sorry for posting this in the wrong area. I'll look around the forums to discover relevant places methinks..

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    Default Re: What DE do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by GofBorg View Post
    If you're going to 'try' KDE please don't jump in with 4.0.
    Experience KDE users can appreciate what is happening with 4.0, but
    to get your feet wet start with 3.5.9. I use 3.5.9 at work, but
    I am using 4.0 at home where I can 'play' a little more.

    I have 3.5.9 installed. I'm thinking of installing 4 side-by-side.

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    On Tue, 01 Jul 2008 20:46:04 +0000, LinuxIsInnovation wrote:

    > I was wondering how many of you use Suse with KDE? Well, I have been
    > using Ubuntu with Gnome since 3 years now. So I though I'll install KDE
    > in Suse for a change.


    I don't. I use GNOME. Clean, simple, doesn't get in the way of my
    work. ;-)

    Jim

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    Link Porterfield NNTP User

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    On Tue, 01 Jul 2008 20:52:39 +0000, GofBorg wrote:


    >> I was wondering how many of you use Suse with KDE? Well, I have been
    >> using Ubuntu with Gnome since 3 years now. So I though I'll install KDE
    >> in Suse for a change.

    >
    > If you're going to 'try' KDE please don't jump in with 4.0. Experience
    > KDE users can appreciate what is happening with 4.0, but to get your
    > feet wet start with 3.5.9. I use 3.5.9 at work, but I am using 4.0 at
    > home where I can 'play' a little more.


    Heh. I have been desperately craving the control of KDE 3.5.9 back on my
    home desktop, but then I use my work OpenSUSE box a lot than my home one,
    so KDE 4 is less painful at work.

    I am fighting the urge to switch back to 3.5.9 in the hopes that I can
    tough it out and 4 work like I want it to, but I am disappointed so far.
    I am almost tempted to try defecting to Gnome since it can't be any worse.

    The eye-candy and effects and whatnot that has some excited, has me
    frustrated and bored to tears. If I wanted eye-candy, I would be at the
    nudie bar, or on some mountain top, but certainly not in front of my PC.
    I need my PC to run efficiently, and right now the options to configure
    KDE 4 effectively are mostly non-existent, and numerous "features" are
    broken or annoying by design.

    I am going to try to tough out the unsuitability of KDE 4 in the hopes
    that either KDE will fix the bad parts, or I will learn how to work
    around the defects and fix it myself. Barring that, it is probably back
    to KDE 3.5.9 via Gnome.

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    Link Porterfield

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    KDE 3.5.9.
    Henk van Velden

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    > The eye-candy and effects and whatnot that has some excited, has me
    > frustrated and bored to tears.


    I agree. I rarely see my desktop so widgets are non starter.
    Most of the eye candy is from Oxygen and Plasma widgets though you can do
    some stuff with Kwin.

    I find it funny that you think GNOME will be better since KDE4 looks
    more like and behaves more like GNOME than ever before. That's what
    bothers me about it. However, I think as the admin tools develop around
    KDE 4 the power will return.

    Try ditching the screwed up panel menu for the traditional menu. You can
    grab it from the widgets dialog and drop it on the panel.
    For me that helps efficiency in KDE4 a lot.

    It's getting better, don't lose hope yet. Until then 3.5.9 works like
    it always did.




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    XFCE4 or fluxbox actually. If I use KDE, then it is KDE 4.0 right now. I hated 3.5 but I like 4.0...go figure. I have yet to update to the 4.1 beta packages.

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