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Five Improvements For KDE 4.4

Aug 21, 2009, 14:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"3.) Let's Speed it up a Bit
KDE 4.3 was a nice speed improvement over 4.2, however it's still not quite as fast as KDE 3.5 was. With Netbooks becoming more and more popular, KDE needs to make some changes in order to run decently on them. On my 2.6ghz AMD Athlon X2 system KDE runs like a dream, but on my 2.0ghz Intel Core 2 Duo laptop, KDE runs very slow. A decent improvement in speed is needed more now than it ever was.

"4.) Stop Punishing Users for Disabling Desktop Effects
This behavior has never really made sense to me. In KDE 3.5, we could make our menus and panels partially translucent, and we did not need desktop effects to do that. Why do we need desktop effects to do that now? Try it yourself. With desktop effects turned on, notice how beautiful everything looks. Now, turn off desktop effects and notice how drastically different the panel and several other elements now appear, and how you lost your transparent panel and Kicker. The translucent panel and menus could be switched to the same technique KDE 3.5 used before we even had desktop effects when they are disabled"

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