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so wait... KDE is good now?
back when i used to dabble in linux, i liked KDE more than gnome, it felt nicer, i liked the packaged programs, etc more than gnomes

but then i came back like a year later, and kde was all bloated and slow, i went to gnome
and then to xfce


now i haven't ran any linux OSes for a few years so it seems kde is aight nao? lol
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so wait... KDE is good now?
back when i used to dabble in linux, i liked KDE more than gnome, it felt nicer, i liked the packaged programs, etc more than gnomes

but then i came back like a year later, and kde was all bloated and slow, i went to gnome
and then to xfce

now i haven't ran any linux OSes for a few years so it seems kde is aight nao? lol
KDE 4.0 was buggy and half-baked, lacking features present in 3.5. The reason is that 4.0 was a "hard reset" and changed quite a lot of the software architecture. Three or so years later, KDE is just as stable as Gnome IMHO and now has the updated architecture it needed (Gnome was supposed to have a radical restructuring as well in version 3, but decided that a little period of headaches due to the transition was too great a price)

Currently, both Gnome and KDE use similar resources. The only reason Gnome exists is because Qt was originally proprietary. Now that it is LGPL, this issue is non-existent. I also believe that Qt is evolving quickly as well (the whole Nokia Meego push).
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There may be an option, but gnome do can be installed on KDE without any problems. I think it's even officially supported by KDE, actually
Interesting. I'll have to give it another try. Is there a problem with installing another DE and choosing it at login? I've heard that's not so good.
    
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Interesting. I'll have to give it another try. Is there a problem with installing another DE and choosing it at login? I've heard that's not so good.
Only issue is it can be a big download... and also what happens (depending on how your distro handles it) is that you have a lot of extra applications all of a sudden, default Gnome and default KDE apps... yet more ways to do the same thing...
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Interesting. I'll have to give it another try. Is there a problem with installing another DE and choosing it at login? I've heard that's not so good.
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Only issue is it can be a big download... and also what happens (depending on how your distro handles it) is that you have a lot of extra applications all of a sudden, default Gnome and default KDE apps... yet more ways to do the same thing...
Also, I'm not sure, but I think you can install a DE for a single user, so it will see only the programs installed only for that DE it's using. But again, I'm not sure about this... and I don't think having a lot of programs installed is a big of a problem.

btw, you can install KDE without the full packages of programs
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alt+f2 brings up a launcher. This launcher contains all of the programs in the system, as well as metadata compiled by Nepomuk and Akonadi, file names (mp3s, movies, etc.). Basically if it exists on your computer or has been tagged, hitting alt+f2 and typing the first few letters will show it.

For instance, I have overclock.net bookmarked in Chromium in the bookmarks bar. I have it labeled [OCN]. I can hit alt+f2, type OCN, then down arrow and enter. It launchers the default browser (Chromium) and goes to OCN.


You can map ANY program to key combinations via input actions. You can reassign system functions (volume up, down, amarok pause/play, etc.) to whatever you like.

I personally despise docks, but if you want you can install any dock out there....

Alt+F1 brings up the kicker menu, where you can type the first few letters of the program you want to launch.

I have my key mappings set to ctrl+meta+(first letter of the program) to launch any program on my system. I have no need for extra clutter on my desktop beyond my plasmoids than my STDIN plasmoids (reports sensor data, df -h, tail -15 /var/log/everything.log), amarok cover (shows current album cover playing), ktorrent plasmoid, and evenlist. Eventlist shows any events from the Akonadi server, which can consist of any MySQL database source used for you contacts, calenders, etc. I have my google calender synced with my android phone, and all of these events are synced with Akonadi, which are shown on the eventlist plasmoid.

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php...content=107779

Like I said, most people only touch the surface of what KDE has to offer. It's much older and mature than Gnome, and its technologies are constantly innovating upon what Linux has to offer above and beyond other operating systems.
Hey man I can't seem to find a way to remap alt-f2 in the global keyboard configuration. Is there a way to make it super+spacebar like gnome-do is?
    
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btw, you can install KDE without the full packages of programs
This is what you'll want to do. Just install the base packages (kdebase I think?) so that you don't fill your menus up with applications because both GTK+ and Qt apps will show up in both DEs.

Personally I prefer KDE. GNOME feels like it's a bit more tacky. But you can't expect too much since the GTK+ 2 widget toolkit is just not being developed enough. You can't even change the mouse wheel scroll rate globally.
    
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KDE 4.0 was buggy and half-baked, lacking features present in 3.5. The reason is that 4.0 was a "hard reset" and changed quite a lot of the software architecture. Three or so years later, KDE is just as stable as Gnome IMHO and now has the updated architecture it needed (Gnome was supposed to have a radical restructuring as well in version 3, but decided that a little period of headaches due to the transition was too great a price)

Currently, both Gnome and KDE use similar resources. The only reason Gnome exists is because Qt was originally proprietary. Now that it is LGPL, this issue is non-existent. I also believe that Qt is evolving quickly as well (the whole Nokia Meego push).
kde 4.0 might have been the release i didn't like
and its understandable, rewrites are usually not polished on release

now i wanna run linax on a rig...
good thing i have two notebooks here that i am going to use for things
now to decide which distro to dick with this time
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