[quote author=Schotty link=board=4;threadid=3603;start=30#42953 date=1027617502]
I must say that KDE3, albeit faster than KDE2 and by default prettier, is just too slow on the last generation hardware.
however, KDE doesn't aim to be a solution on the last generation hardware. all hardware needs to be replaced at one time
time isn't the issue as i'm currently looking for a job. it's just the thought of installing 60 packages (i tought it was about 30 but apparanlty it's 60 according to http://www.gnome.org/start/2.0/installation.html) to get the entire thing installed just doesn't sit well. And yes, if i do install it it will be the entire thing because i always install the entire KDE releases and i think it's only fair to compare them if ur using the entire versions of both of them. KDE3 probably does take longer to compile than Gnome2, but at least u don't have to actually be there to get it installed. i just write a small script, let it run and 12 hours later i have a fully featured KDE desktop while it only took me 3 minutes of actual work. If i would install gnome i would have to install each package manually because they may not have the same installation instructions like all the KDE packages. and that is when i consider 60 to be too muchBut, providing you got time, try out 2.0. I got it running here at work and it is sweeet. Alot different than 1.2 and 1.4.
i know what u mean. i am so used to KDE and love it so much that:KDE3, I must add, did do alot to make me look at going back to it as a main WM, but I am really just too damn lazy to fully convert. I have zero issues with GNOME, and having to rebuild my panels would be too much hassle. Then with the advent of 2.0 ... not likely for me to go back anytime soon. I really only dislike a few WM, but GNOME found a home.
a) i don't wanna change to something else
b) i don't wanna spend time right now trying to get something configured the way i like it when i already have something the way i like it that's sitting right there