David

David

Posted on 11/18/2008


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Mandriva 2009 KDE 4.1 Desktop

Mandriva 2009 KDE 4.1 Desktop
KDE 4.1 desktop on my EeePC 701.

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Chat Loupe
Chat Loupe
Isn't xmms anachronistic ? ;-)
8 years ago.
David
David
XMMS is small, quick, stable, and does just what I need it to do.... play music files. Not that I don't like Amarok or other more "modern" players. But the problem with them is that they require more resources from the system, tend to crash at one time or another, and do far more than what I really need. I don't need bloat, hence one of the reasons we've replaced our laptops with EeePCs. ;o)

I don't need a player that tells me what my favorite tunes are (I know what they are), or album covers and stats. Besides, I think XMMS fits pretty well into the desktop theme I've set-up.
8 years ago.
Chat Loupe has replied to David
Yeah, that's right, the xmms theme fits well with KDE 4... I agree with you that amarok and co have many useless features, but I like the principle of the collection... and I have never liked the look of xmms ^_^ I prefer to have a window like other ones.

KDE4 isn't too heavy for a EeePC ?
8 years ago.
David
David
KDE 4 runs great on the EeePC. It actually seems to require less processing power than KDE 3.5 and runs much more smoothly than KDE 3.5 (+) Compiz - if you like the 3D desktop stuff.

It doesn't have all the functionality that KDE 3.5 has, but it's coming along. For my needs, it does everything. It's proving to be very stable - the only issue I've had so far is with Firefox and some sites with embedded Macromedia Flash files causing it to crash. But I'm not sure if that's a KDE thing or a Firefox thing.
8 years ago.
Thomas Arend aka Byg… has replied to David
On desktop under KDE 3.5 Firefox crashes also from time to time when I play Macromedia Flash files. I assume it is not a KDE nor a Firefox problem but a player or codec problem.
8 years ago.