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Thread: KDE 2.2.1

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    Mentor cga's Avatar
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    May 2001

    KDE 2.2.1

    OK, so I installed KDE 2.2.1. *As many of you will recall, I was very impressed with 2.1 when I tried it, but ended up back in iceWM after a bit. *How's 2.2.1 look? *Very good. *Faster than 2.1 but with all the things I liked about 2.1 improved upon and more. *This version may well hold on to me with its integration, polished look and feel and simplicity. *Plus it is rock solid stable so far and, as previously mentioned, fast.

    I love the new MWM look option, when combined with Motif widgets and the CDE color scheme. *Match that with a Solaris theme for GTK and the whole shootin' match looks consistant- can't hardly tell the GTK apps from the QT apps, which is very cool. *And it looks old school Unix! * * ;D ;D ;D

    I love the Konsole terminal emulator. *I think it is the best emulator out there. *Lots of nice features and power.

    K-Mail rocks. *I always liked it anyway.

    Complaints- Konqueror still seems to be a bit flaky as a web browser. *It works, but tends have minor rendering problems on several pages, which is a bit annoying. *As a file manager it works veru well; however, I still prefer Midnight Commander or Bash over any GUI file manager.

    Kate (text editor)- OK, Kate looks very nice, has lots a neat features and integrates very well into the KDE; however, it still has freaking idiotic hard line breaks, which renders it USELESS for me. *Of course, I am a Vim-head anyway, but Kate needs serious fixing! *Plus, it can not be uninstalled, being to well integrated into the KDE.

    I don't have KOffice installed, as I loath office suites and do not use them.

    The little KPaint program crashes. *Not that I need it for anything. *It was a simple unistall. *KMultimedia package was of no use to me. *I use Xmms for audio stuff. *I'm not a multimedia person, so I am biased and there may be stuff in there that others need. *I simply uninstall the KMultimedia package. *Same with the KDE graphics tools- nothing in there I can't do with ImageMagik. *

    So really, I am running a trimmed down KDE. *I am running some GTK apps, like Gimp and GVim, and using Netscape for my browser (hey, I like Netscape, leave me alone! *:P) and doing my file management stuff in Konsole. *I am using K Mail and I really like the KDE calculator. *

    I am very happy with it at the moment. *

    Any bets as to when, or if, I go back to iceWM? * ;D

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    Aug 2001
    Denver, CO

    Re: KDE 2.2.1

    I think you will go back to icewm, it will just take longer than before. I am getting to a point where I don't even want gnome or kde on my system. Of course, cli has me happy for now, but I might just load the gtk libraries that I need and the qt/kde libraries and run xfce. Anyway, I am going to install kde2.2.1 later this week myself and check it out.

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    Re: KDE 2.2.1

    I am jealous, I still 2.1.1!!! But I will wait to upgrade until 3.0 beta comes out (I heard it was going to be december.) Or I may wait until final release (about Feb.)

    But how does it look compared to 2.1?
    Do you have a screenshot? ;D

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    Re: KDE 2.2.1

    i used to hate kde because it was so bloated and slow. but since the day kde 2.2 came out i've been using it nonstop

    use it, and u'll be assimilated

  5. #5

    Re: KDE 2.2.1

    I can't wait for 3.0. Some screenshots I've seen are absolutely amazing. I'll try that. Until then... 8) Blackbox 8)



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