NewsForge: Sneak Preview of KDE 3.3: Q&A with Developer George Staikos
Aug 17, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Knight)
"NewsForge: With the previous KDE release
(3.2), there were lots of CPU optimizations that brought the
minimum hardware requirements down. What kind of minimum and
recommended specs are we looking at for 3.3?
"Staikos: I don't think anything has changed in
3.3, and I wouldn't really expect it to. KDE works well on most of
the hardware out there, and changing that would likely require us
to remove many of the features that people have strongly requested
over the past few years. The minimum hardware requirements are
actually hard to define, given all the different types of hardware
that KDE runs on, and the huge variety of hardware in existence.
Chances are if you have a 300MHz or better processor and 128MB of
memory, KDE will run quite nicely. You may not be able to take
advantage of all the fancy features such as transparency, high
resolution, and high-color images, and anti-aliased fonts, but it
should certainly be quite usable. KDE can run with less memory as
well, but I don't recommend it..."