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Old 22. Jul 2012, 05:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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. I may eventually end up with a KDE desktop if this Unity and Gnome3 nonsense continues.
I'm even leaning this way myself now, especially since KDE 4.8 is (for me at any rate) proving 100% stable. Of all the KDE distros, I still find Kororaa the easiest to install, and the best experience in operation.

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I've been running the 17 beta for some time on one machine and it's faultless. Sure there's a resource penalty if you don't need all the flashing lights, but on any modern machine these considerations are pretty pointless.
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Old 22. Jul 2012, 08:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm even leaning this way myself now, especially since KDE 4.8 is (for me at any rate) proving 100% stable. Of all the KDE distros, I still find Kororaa the easiest to install, and the best experience in operation.
Mint12 KDE uses 4.7.4 and it seems stable enough except for a couple of minor glitches such as closed applications remaining on the task manager bar and the Software Manager disappearing during a install. (the install keeps running) I turned off most of the desktop effects because I don't care for wobbly windows and bouncy opening apps. I've been running Mint12 KDE for a couple of days and can't remember why I didn't keep it the last time
Perhaps I replaced it for one of the new Gnome3 based Mint or Zorin distros. Regardless It took many frustrated hours to finally come to realization that Gnome3 is a spur of the moment exercises in the art of chaos. Its a shame because I really, really liked Gnome2.
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We know that Mint is a version of Ubuntu. It is a bit simpler and doesn't use the Unity interface. I just installed Mint 12 KDE on a friend's computer. He had Windows but it was an HP that was upgraded from XP Home to Pro by the company he bought it from and it became a pain to reinstall on a new hard drive. Since he just uses it for E-mail and Web I let him try Mint. He is quite happy and uses Thunderbird as his email client. Mint gave him an interface similar enough to Windows that it was quite easy to use. I like Ubuntu but the Unity interface seems to take more work to find what you want. It isn't bad if I know the name of the program since you can search but if you don't know the name it becomes a chore. That's just been my experience.
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Mint gave him an interface similar enough to Windows that it was quite easy to use.
I use my 13 year old son to see if a distro is easy enough to use. As predicted he hadn't a clue what to do with Unity or Gnome3. He was able to deal better with KDE, Mate and Cinnamon as well as Zorin. For personal reasons I'm getting away from the whole patched up Gnome3 mess so it looks like I will transition over to KDE due to the Gnome2 distros becoming outdated.
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