On Sun, 25 Dec 2011, Thierry de Coulon wrote: > On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 9:33 PM, Lisi <lisi.reisz@...> wrote: >> :-( I have just decided that as I can't have Trinity on a fresh install for >> the moment, I should look at KDE 4. After all, perhaps I shouldn't condemn >> something out of hand and permanently. Fortunately it is in a VM and easily >> removeable. I shall just get rid of the whole VM and start again. It is >> GHASTLY. Far worse than I remembered. So, pending the reopening of the >> mirrors, I shall have a look at Lubuntu. > > May I suggest you give a look to Mepis? It's not only KDE 4, it's the > implementation thereof, and Waren has chosen very sensible settings > that make his implementation fairly good - not as good as Trinity, but > a good second best at the time, IMHO. I was going to say that! (but the list doesn't accept emails from home.) I have Mepis set up on a netbook and KDE4 is quite tolerable. it does not get in the way and I never think 'plasmoid'. I also hear that there is a KDE3 update someone has made for OpenSuse. it will be hard to kill KDE3 though the impression I am getting is that KDE4 is 'evolving' ('revolving'?) in the direction of KDE3. a further observation about Mepis: it seems some settings cannot be changed from the gui interface, for instance, mouse and touchpad control. it seems one has to grapple with the commandline for that. don't know if this is a gap in my setup or part of the KDE4 philosophy. F. -- Felmon Davis Hempstone's Question: If you have to travel on the Titanic, why not go first class?