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Re: [opensuse] 13.2 vs Leap vs Tumbleweed
On 02/06/2016 05:26 AM, Frans de Boer wrote:
Rich, stable means to me "it does not crash to often". Leap does crash(ed?) to often.


Plasma 5 may have been a "do or die" move. They knew it was going to be semi-unstable, but in the end the move made the most sense as the Qt 5 toolkit is, in most regards, technically better than Qt 4. Now when I say better, I mean in relation to application speed and features available to application developers, and maybe also taking advantage of new CPU instruction sets. It's not better in terms of stability. I can already take note of this because the speed I was getting from my machine pertaining to general desktop application usage was noticeably improved under Plasma 5 over 13.2 on KDE 4.x. Faster on 3+ old hardware, you say? Where do I sign up?

I was one of those people who installed the Plasma 5 base system on 13.2 just to play around with it, and what I saw impressed me. I made the decision that I would live with the instability of Plasma 5 because the pros outweighed the cons. I like the look of Plasma 5 over KDE 4, too; it just looks more like a professional clean and "no frills gets business done" executive desktop than the cartoonish looking KDE 4. And in this past few months, I have noticed huge stability improvements with Leap in my machine. I had to tweak Leap on and off since November until I finally got it working right. It came down to some bad hardware I had and some packages I had to cherry pick (actually get rid of with zypper) until it ran well. Since up until just this past week, I had been running Tumbleweed.


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