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Old 07. Dec 2015, 07:35 PM   #371 (permalink)
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I can see that you have changed the colour of the icons, among other things. It looks nice but I am missing the precision of KDE, or am I imagining this?
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I can see that you have changed the colour of the icons, among other things. It looks nice but I am missing the precision of KDE, or am I imagining this?
I'm not sure precise is the best way to describe KDE but I do understand what you mean. Apart from Plasma 5 which is flat, dull, boring and mostly doesn't work, KDE4 just oozes quality and the desktop definition displays this beautifully. It is of course slower and uses more resources but for any modern machine these are hardly reasons not to use it. A sort of compromise would be to run something like Q4OS which uses the Trinity DE based on KDE3. Not as full on as KDE4 but certainly solves any speed or resource use issues.

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I'm not sure precise is the best way to describe KDE but I do understand what you mean. Apart from Plasma 5 which is flat, dull, boring and mostly doesn't work, KDE4 just oozes quality and the desktop definition displays this beautifully. It is of course slower and uses more resources but for any modern machine these are hardly reasons not to use it. A sort of compromise would be to run something like Q4OS which uses the Trinity DE based on KDE3. Not as full on as KDE4 but certainly solves any speed or resource use issues.

http://q4os.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TF-c3CrX2A
Yes, 'quality' is the correct word to describe KDE. It makes Windows look

I got the live ISO of Q4OS. It is really impressive. You are right. Trinity is also in a class by itself. A further incentive is the LTS of the latest release till 2020. Thank you for directing me to this.

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I got the live ISO of Q4OS. It is really impressive. You are right. Trinity is also in a class by itself. A further incentive is the LTS of the latest release till 2020. Thank you for directing me to this.
I'm glad you liked Trinity. You can of course add Trinity as a DE to other distros. The full list is towards the bottom of the page here.

https://www.trinitydesktop.org/

It's possible you'll encounter mixed results by doing this whereas Q4OS was written specifically for Trinity so stability is more guaranteed. Not as configurable as KDE4/5 and not as much "fluff" available to run on it, but Trinity serves a purpose and is well worth a look.
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Thank you MC. I wanted to try out Ubuntu with Trinity, at the 'LiveCDs Page' of the link above, here:
http://tde-mirror.yosemite.net/trini...lease/R14.0.2/

There are these three with file extensions I have not seen before, among the usual files with only the .iso extension:

tde-ubuntu-14.04-desktop-r14.0.2-i386.iso.gpg
tde-ubuntu-14.04-desktop-r14.0.2-i386.iso.sha512sum
tde-ubuntu-14.04-desktop-r14.0.2-i386.log

Could you tell me what these are and which I should download to try out the live version?
I am also in two minds whether to go for 64bit or 32 bit when installing the OS.
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Could you tell me what these are and which I should download to try out the live version?
You only need the main .iso file. The others are a log and verification files. Always useful to check the download this way but if you use a torrent (where available) or a good download manager such as FlareGet this is mostly unnecessary.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VerifyIsoHowto
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Zorin OS 9 LTS with Compiz/Emerald installed and a few other customizations.

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An eclectic to-do list.
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An eclectic to-do list.
Was just posted as an example. The real list would be need to be heavily censored for publication on a family website.
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Q4 OS (Debian + Trinity DE). Stable, smooth and super fast. Reminds me of a former DE that was great until folks started "improving" it.

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