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KDE 4.3: Stable, Fast, but Still Not Perfect

Aug 04, 2009, 23:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"I do have some minor complaints though. When it comes to Juk, there is a bug with playlists not saving once you exit the program that I reported when the first release of KDE 4.0 was released, that still hasn't been fixed yet. Basically what happens is that when you import all of your music and get each track sorted just the way you like, that sorting will not be saved and will be lost the next time you open the program. I like to use Juk since I do enjoy it's simplicity over Amarok, though with this bug still being a problem I find it too frustrating to use.

"Another issue I have with KDE 4.3 is (again) with the desktop effects. As if it wasn't bad enough that they can make the desktop slow down to a crawl, it also makes you lose precious framerates in 3D games too. The problem is that most modern desktop environments will suspend compositing when 3D games are running in order to conserve resources, but KDE 4.3 doesn't do that – you have to disable them yourself before playing a game or face a major loss in performance. In this regard, desktop effects become more of a burden on your system rather than a blessing. You can disable the effects by pressing SHIFT+ALT+F12, though KDE should be smart enough to do that on its own by now."

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