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Month: August 2014

I am so, so sorry - Kubuntu 14.04

From: Peter Laws <plaws@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:08:52 -0500
Got a new workstation.  Wrong video card.  The vendor -- rhymes with Bell 
-- was happy to send me a 2-port card and 3 displays when I ordered a card 
that had 3 ports (because, hello, three displays).

No problem, purchasing person, just have them send me the new card and I'll 
send the old one back.  Nope, no can do, user guy.  Send the whole system back.

Three weeks later ...

I decide I want the latest Kubuntu.  I see that there is no TDE for 14.04 
so I think "OK, surely they've made KDE 4 usable by now given that it's 
been how many years?"

Um, no.  Panels won't extend across multiple screens - have to have one for 
each.  Do those stay on the screens where you put them?  No they don't. 
Surely this is something new.  No, it is not - googling around tells me 
that it's at least 5 years old *and* the plasma idiots say that this won't 
be fixed because it isn't a problem.

Even *Konsole* is farked up.  What a mess.

So here I am ... begging for 14.04 support in TDE because I really don't 
have the time to spend reinstalling *again* (I skipped over the Fedora 20 
and CentOS 6 chapters of the story).  This is a work system, where I do 
work, not a play system where I play.  That is a distinction lost on the 
plasma/KDE 4 idiots.


Peter Laws / N5UWY
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University of Oklahoma Information Technology
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