• Just tried KDE for the first time.


    The default KDE setup on antergos is awesome, i did very little to make it more suitable for me. Anyways i’m really liking kde, glad i gave it a chance. I think I will be sticking with it for a bit at least. I was worried about using qt applications instead of gtk apps but it isn’t as bad as i thought it would be. KDE seems a little more snappy than gnome and all the gtk de’s.

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  • The default KDE setup on antergos is awesome, i did very little to make it more suitable for me. Anyways i’m really liking kde, glad i gave it a chance. I think I will be sticking with it for a bit at least. I was worried about using qt applications instead of gtk apps but it isn’t as bad as i thought it would be. KDE seems a little more snappy than gnome and all the gtk de’s.

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  • i decided to try out the KDE version that Antergos has as well. I really like the look of the icons. It’s totally awesome! I love the ‘flat’ look of the icons. It’s not as glossy as KDE is historically known for. This flatter look is much more modern. I’m not too sure of the speed of response of KDE as a whole on my old laptop, but any Linux distro is never a problem on older laptops.

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  • @“detrimental”:1ueiguno said:

    The default KDE setup on antergos is awesome, i did very little to make it more suitable for me. [/quote:1ueiguno]
    I tried it out too and the only reason I considered it is because of the way Antergos handles KDE. It takes a great functionality DE that looks like a hideous gelpen exploded everywhere and makes it actually look good. :)

    Although, I didn’t like the default very much so I changed a TON but I guess I am just picky. I actually created the GNOME Workflow inside of KDE. :)

    @“detrimental”:1ueiguno said:

    I was worried about using qt applications instead of gtk apps but it isn’t as bad as i thought it would be.[/quote:1ueiguno]
    I am using both Qt and GTK apps, by default some GTK apps look bad but if you install “kde-gtk-config” then they will look much better.

    @“detrimental”:1ueiguno said:

    KDE seems a little more snappy than gnome and all the gtk de’s.[/quote:1ueiguno]
    I agree, it is suppose to be the most bloated DE on Linux yet it is actually running better than both GNOME and Cinnamon for me. MATE would probably be the only GTK DE that would out-perform KDE while still being a good DE.


    @“Modisc”:1ueiguno said:

    I really like the look of the icons. It’s totally awesome! I love the ‘flat’ look of the icons . . . [/quote:1ueiguno]
    Those are just the Numix icons and those icons are used in every DE option of Antergos. Which is even cooler because it makes every DE much nicer by default. :)

    @“Modisc”:1ueiguno said:

    I’m not too sure of the speed of response of KDE as a whole on my old laptop, but any Linux distro is never a problem on older laptops.[/quote:1ueiguno]
    I have done some benchmarking on that, KDE uses more resources than any other DE but it uses them well so that it doesn’t feel bloated ever and is very responsive. KDE also handles my 8 year old laptop quite well where as Cinnamon can only do so depending on how many apps I use and GNOME gives up by crashing so much I had to abandon it.

    KDE running like a champ while using more resources than the other is freaking amazing to me. :)

    @“Modisc”:1ueiguno said:

    but any Linux distro is never a problem on older laptops.[/quote:1ueiguno]
    well any Distro yes but not any DE. GNOME and Cinnamon for example depend on GPU composting or they just give up.

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  • what benchmarking tool did you use, MichaelTunnell? I’d be curious to know.
    You mentioned that at times you had Gnome freeze on you while KDE just kept on ticking. I have had the same experience as well when I first started out using Antergos after it was redone and renamed from the old Cinnarch. Actually, when it was Cinnarch, that was when I did use it. But only used it when it had the Cinnamon DE. There after I decided to use Gnome and quite honestly, I don’t really care for Gnome. I have Open Suse use Gnome and I kind of regret it. I should have chosen something like Mate.

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  • I am not referencing a benchmarking tool. I am just talking about my realworld usage.

    I didnt ever have GNOME via Antergos crash it was GNOME on Ubuntu GNOME and on Fedora.

    I also only used Cinnamon on Linux Mint for testing (where it is suppose to be the best performance) and still it was pretty heavy. I didn’t really know how heavy it was at the time until I tried KDE and with the same machine KDE runs like a champ. Every now and then it gets a bit sluggish on some apps but the majority of the time KDE runs fantastically. It is actually kind of impressive.

    The funny part is I LOVE GNOME because the workflow is awesome and the design is pretty damn nice . . . unfortunately, I can’t use it on this laptop so instead I am running KDE with the GNOME workflow. :) I made KDE as GNOME-ish as possible. :)

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  • If it crashed on Fedora, that I can believe. I had F20 not long after it was released. I think it had gnome on it, can’t remember. I could’nt even log in. There was a big “Ooops. Something went wrong!” ya…no kidding, I thought.

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  • @“Modisc”:1rvt64l7 said:

    There was a big “Ooops. Something went wrong!” ya…no kidding, I thought.[/quote:1rvt64l7]
    lol yea I had pretty much the same reaction the first time I saw that error. All I could think was “ok now give me an error I can actually use.” I hate “pretty errors”.

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