By Phantasm66
Apr 10, 2002
  1. Nice article here:

    KDE 3.0 Review: Bumpy Install, Smooth Run

    If any of you Linux freshers can get this to work by manually installing with the rather skimpy instructions, though, I will recommend you for some kind of award.

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +6

    KDE3 did not make it into Mandrake 8.2 final release but it will make it into the new version of Redhat, version 7.3.

    I have had a small look, and the above screenshot does not do it justice. Its far slicker than KDE 2.2 and runs a lot better and faster (suitably new machine provided....)
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Thank you for that screenshot, took only 90 seconds to download.. No mercy for bandwidth impaired :darth:
    So 3.0 is finished, not beta anymore? Interesting..
  4. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Wonderful... Thanks for the heads up. It's been a while since I've had any news update on KDE :) Didn't know KDE3 has been released sooo soon :D

    Geez.. That "shutdown" button looks a lot like that in WinXP...
  5. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    I have it running on RedHat 7.2. I installed the .rpms manually. I was able to install it fairly easily by installing the prerequistite rpms followed by rpm -Uvh kde*.rpm. I might have had to add --nodeps in there. It took me an hour or two to get all of the rpm dependencies right....they left a few out! It runs good but it's definitely no desktop replacement for Windows. Although I really like the built-in tea timer! lol You can find it under "Toys" in the KDE menu.
  6. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    How's the speed in KDE3 compared to that in KDE2.2? I read a few months ago that they're trying to tweak the way shared libraries are loaded or something similar. Have they implemented it in KDE3?
  7. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    I was not a big KDE user before 3.0. Gnome was my desktop of choice; however, I may be a convert to KDE now. Since I didn't use KDE 2.2 much I can't compare it to KDE 3.0. KDE 3.0 does seem faster. I'm running it fine on a PII 400Mhz system w/386MB RAM. It's always a little sluggish no matter what I'm running. Note: There is an "eye candy" setting when you first start KDE. I set this just above 50% by two tick marks. When I loaded the images below in Gimp it took 5-6 seconds for both Ximian Gnome and KDE 3.0. There was no apparent different is performance between the two.
  8. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    Here is what my KDE 3.0 Desktop looks like

  9. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    My similar Gnome Desktop

  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +6

    I still think that GNOME kicks much digital ***!
  11. ryejay98

    ryejay98 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    It took me all of about five minutes to update KDE (once I downloaded all the rpms) in RH7.2 ... not the nightmare I was expecting from the news I read :)

    I must admit I like the new KDE ... not noticing a huge speed improvement, but still, its got more eye candy :)
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