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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] kde 2.2
  • From: Gary Stainburn <gary.stainburn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 09:28:04 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <01081709452901.05786@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Phil,

When we were talking about mail clients for small machines earlier, I
mentioned that kmail was not very good if you have large emails or large
volumes of smaller emails. I got a response from one of the KDE developers
that said kmail with KDE2.2 has been vastly improved for the lots of small
messages senerio. Any chance you could check that out for me and let me know
what you think.

I'm hoping to have a go at putting KDE2.2 on my box next week; I'll let you
know how I get on.

On a side note, I've noticed that you seam to want to stay away from a LTSP
style setup. Is this through personal experience, or just personal
preference? Have you evaluated/tested this sort of setup?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm going to ask here if I can pilot a
LTSP/WINE/Win32 APP scheme and I was wondering if anyone had had a go at this.


On Thursday 16 August 2001 6:27 pm, Phil Driscoll wrote:
> I've just installed kde 2.2 on my machine. It is a fantastic piece of work
> - I think it's the most impressive thing I've yet seen on the platform.
> Things start faster, look better, do more...
> I had thought that it might be a bit tricky converting some windows users
> to the Linux desktop on the grounds of differences in look and feel. No
> longer a problem - you can make it look and feel the same, even to the
> extent of silly toys such as fading menus etc.
> Anyway - now to the interesting bit. Since startup times were faster, I
> installed it on the 32Mb machine just to see what happened.
> Two important things happened:
> 1. KDE now displays a pulsating icon on the pointer by way of an hourglass
> as an application starts up so the user is less likely to try and start the
> application again.
> 2. In spite of some serious disc thrashing, KWord starts in 10 seconds :)
> I'll do some investigation as to whether I can save any memory by
> discarding some unnecessary frills and toys, and report back with news of
> whether or not the machine is useable under KDE. I've just experimented
> with getting the startkde script to startup icewm (thanks for the
> suggestion Mike). I tried this yesterday with an older KDE with no effect,
> however today with KDE 2.2, I can get KWord to startup under icewm in 15
> seconds - a factor of 3 speed improvement.
> Cheers

Gary Stainburn

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