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Month: August 2011

Congratulations and thank you

From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 21:57:16 -0500
First off, let me thank Tim for taking on the project of keeping KDE 3.5
alive and to everyone who has helped in whatever capacity in this
endeavor.  I'm a refugee of KDE 3.5 who feels like he came back home

I first adopted KDE full time during the 3.4 series which is when it
matured enough to capture me due to eye candy and finally having
hardware capable of a full desktop environment.  This would have been
late 2005 as I recall.  I was quite satisfied with KDE3 especially once
I learned all the neat things one could do with it that just blew me
away (and I know that I barely scratched the surface).

As the maintenance stopped on KDE3 and the rumblings of how fantastic
KDE4 would be, I waited in anticipation.  I tried some live CDs from the
4,1 release until Debian included 4.2 in its Sid archive.  I did my best
to make do and like it and stuck with it on my main desktop until late
last year when I installed a dual port card and set it up for zaphod
heads for two independent desktops and KDE4 turned itself inside out and
proved unworthy of the setup.  GNOME was a bit better but far from
perfect.  I found that XFCE handles the setup quite acceptably.

In early 2010 I gave Linux Mint a try on my main laptop and was
impressed with their implementation of GNOME and moved to Ubuntu 10.4
Until I opted to go back to Debian Wheezy late last year with XFCE.
XFCE and GNOME were acceptable but never quite as complete as KDE3 and
while I knew of the Trinity project, I didn't investigate it until late
last week.  I have since installed it on two Squeeze boxes (one a
desktop and the other a laptop I keep in my pickup) and my main Wheezy

Overall I am pleased and impressed with the effort.  I can tell that
improvements have been made.  One chin scrather is why I get two WiCD
icons in the system tray, but I'll figure that one out later.

Keep up the good work!

- Nate >>


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