Originally Posted by cubanresourceful
Yeah, had KDE4.8 on Arch, it ran a bit faster than 4.7, which that ran quite a bit faster (for me) than 4.6. Currently, though,unbelievably, I am on Ubuntu trying Unity. And by God, it's a lot better than GNOME 3 in my opinion. It's interesting being back to a Debian OS (from using Arch for the longest and FreeBSD lately).
The biggest drawback for Unity to me has been the multi-monitor support. The dash menu, the dock, global menu, all those things actually did not bother me, and I rather liked them to be honest. It was the little things tho that annoyed me, Like being in a full screen video in say vlc or smplayer, and went to go work on the second monitor, the global menu/dock would over lay onto the video or it would knock the video out of full screen. Or how some programs when minimized would just disappaer they wouldn't be in the dock or the system tray.
I was like most when Gnome 3 came out, just thought it was stupid and wished they hadn't gone down that route, but I also have a rule, to actual use something for awhile, before passing judgement on it, something I had not done with gnome 3. My experience with it in 11.04 ubuntu wasn't all that great, but even the gnome team who built it said they hadn't done that great of a job. So i waited till 11.10 and other distro's started to role out with it as their default, and was pleasantly pleased with it, to the point I've come to appreciate it more than I do KDE or Xfce.
As for KDE 4.8, I'm enjoying it too. Not sure if I will keep it as main desktop yet, as kwin still has that problem with gtk stuff (especially gtk3 stuff) and theming. I thought I had discovered a minor but funny bug the other night in dolphin. I downloaded a lot of php files form one of my clients server to work on them, and I happened to have dolphin opened in the folder I was downloading them too, and the files were "dancing", they shifted up, twirled around, shifted down. I then realized thats how dolphin "refreshed" the view. That was actually one of my biggest problems with dolphin in the past, wasn't it didn't refresh when new files were added to the current view, now it does, and they dance :).