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Old 17. Apr 2015, 05:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Makulu 7.0 KDE is proving to be a good experience and I'm now using it as my preferred system. There is also a refreshing lack of bugs being reported in their forum which is always a good sign. I'm still hitting the odd glitch such as the network panel indicator does not always respond when clicked but overall I'm encountering less operational interruptions with this distro than any other since the previous version of SuperX.

The use of Compiz WM sets this apart from the standard KDE setup and for me the result is more visually appealing.

I would highly recommend this KDE version for anyone who might be interested.
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Old 17. Apr 2015, 11:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Just curious, what do you make of the new hybrid between LXDE and XFCE called LXFCE?
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Just curious, what do you make of the new hybrid between LXDE and XFCE called LXFCE?
To be honest, not a lot. I really can't see much use for LXDE on its own let alone some compromise between it and something else. Diversity is great to have but the mind boggling choices there are already for Linux puts many potential users off. With KDE, Gnome, the much improved Xfce and now Cinnamon there are more than enough options without going genetically modified.
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Have now been running Makulu 7.0 KDE and Linux Mint 17.1 KDE as a dual boot with regular swapping between the two. Each has a few minor querks but Makulu is faster and uses less than half the memory. I also like the Compiz driven effects better because it is unusual to get these as standard with a KDE distro.
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Good for you MC!
To be honest, don't know how Makulu is going to make it with all these distro flavors.
Just the other day, it was announced that Palemoon was quitting its Android browser.
Also noticed how Makulu's donation thermometer hasn't budged over the days since it appeared. Hope Jacques finds some support soon. One-man bands aren't easy.

Kubuntu 15.04 with Plasma sure looks nice.
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Hope Jacques finds some support soon. One-man bands aren't easy.
Indeed, and I've made the same comment often enough myself. Solus went down this path to oblivion and I hope Makulu doesn't follow.
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I noticed an update for Compiz yesterday and was sort of expecting some issues and indeed one arrived at startup today in the form of no window borders. I checked the CompizConfig Setting Manager details were still correct (which they were) and then went hunting for Emerald only to find it gone. I reinstalled this using Muon and it came back complete with all of the previously installed themes. You can get working borders back prior to taking this action by resetting the Window Decoration in CCSM back to default.
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I use my laptop to dual boot and i must admit that i was well pleased with Makulu KDE!
The first time that i can say i enjoyed a KDE distro.
Had one issue: using separate monitor, either it didn't like the settings i chose (1280x1024) or i accidentally chose a wrong one; anyway, i could not get back to super key (no right-click option on desktop background to choose from), so i went on, and installed Korora Gnome - pretty nice too! but, Makulu KDE seemed to be much lighter.

Posted my issues here 'cause i didn't feel like opening another account at a forum.
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I use my laptop to dual boot and i must admit that i was well pleased with Makulu KDE!
The first time that i can say i enjoyed a KDE distro.
I put together a short video showing Makulu KDE here.
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Seems to be going quite well for you MC!

Have tried to re-install Makulu KDE and this time it failed completely to recognize my Dell external monitor. Think i'll take a ride over to Manjaro XFCE with Plasma and give it a spin...
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