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