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Re: [opensuse] switching to gnome, a question
On 08/09/2016 12:09 AM, John Andersen wrote:
On 08/08/2016 05:51 AM, Anton Aylward wrote:

However once learned, KDE is wonderful.

Very good explanation, and All very true.

The biggest problem KDE has with regard to configuration
is trying to remember where all the settings are squirreled away in the
Settings panel.

And then, once you change something, trying to figure out what you were
thinking when you decided to deviate from the well thought out plan KDE came

That said, some people don't want configurable systems. They all carry
iPhones, that was good enough for St Steven, and its good enough for
them, and they will thank you to get all this KDE falderall off their lawn. ;-)

Undomesticated equines could not drag me away from KDE.

In truth I agree with everything you said, and I do like KDE. It just seems that it was more configurable and more stable in 13.2, and when they went to Leap, some features were left lacking, and there was not enough effort into making KDE stable. My system hangs, frequently kwin_x11 of plasmashell faults, and this has happened ever since. Some of the plasmoids I used to really like, like yawp and the picture window, are no longer available.

I don't have the same stability problems on my larger laptop, but I do on my smaller laptop.

Also, it might not totally be a KDE problem - I am having some hardware issues with my desktop. One of my raid drives just failed and one of the headphone jacks stopped working. All part of living in a hot and humid tropical environment and trying to run a computer in a room without air conditioning and frequent power outages. But so far I have found that running Gnome, my system is more stable and seems to run a little faster without hanging up on things. Even operating Thunderbird is faster, while it hangs a lot when in KDE.

I like having a configurable system, but I don't have time to fool with it constantly to get it stable. Once I have it configured the way I like, I need it to just work. I seem to have found that in Gnome, at least for the time being. I am still going back to kde from time to time to see how it is working after updates, and to see if it will do better.

Box: 42.1 | Gnome 3.16 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | 32GB
Laptop #1: 42.1 | KDE Plasma 5 | Core i7-4710HQ | 64 | 16GB
Laptop #2: 42.1 | KDE Plasma 5 | Core i5 | 64 | 8GB
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