Fedora 15 & thoughts on KDE.

Posted: October 19, 2011. At: 12:07 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 2050

KDE 3.4.3 Desktop.
KDE 3.4.3 Desktop.

I really need to get around to installing the Fedora 15 DVD and have the Gnome 3 desktop running as I want to be able to create a new theme based on the default Gnome 3 desktop interface and put that up on my website. That would be cool as the Gnome 3 GUI is pretty new and I want to get a good start on creating something cool for that desktop environment that I can call my own. The Unity desktop seems to be a pretty good desktop and has seen quite an uptake due to its inclusion in the popular Ubuntu 11.04 distribution. But I actually prefer the Gnome 3 desktop without any Unity fluff, that is nice with GTK 3.0. That will be done soon, the DVD that I have Fedora on has errors on the disc and I will have to get another one to be able to install the distribution. The Gnome 3 menu is very good, just like the Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with the menu at the top where you open it and type ‘term’ and hit <ENTER> and it will open the Gnome Terminal very quickly without having to hunt through the menu for it. Fedora & Ubuntu have the Terminal application in separate places in the Gnome menu. The Terminal belongs in Accessories instead of System I believe, that is where Debian keeps it and I think that it makes the most sense to put it there. The KDE desktop is also quite different to the version 3.4 release that was just about perfect. Removing icons from the desktop and putting them in a window on the desktop is not something that a usual Windows user would do and this is strange thing for KDE to have implemented in the version 4.0 release.

PC-BSD KDM screen.
PC-BSD KDM screen.
I do not have any icons on the desktop in Windows 7, but most people do and I would rather use the KDE 3.4 styled desktop instead of the silly looking desktop in the default setup of KDE 4.x.

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/kubuntu/5.10. Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger had the KDE 3.4.3 desktop with the classic KDE look & feel that is missing these days. I miss the KDE world clock and all of the cool themes that it came with like the SGI theme that are missing these days. The KDE desktop of old was the best, it is way better than the 4.0 release that is just trying to copy Windows Vista. A new distribution of Linux that used the classic KDE 3.4 desktop supported by security patches would be quite popular I would think.

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