[PC-BSD Testing] I agree

flat.rose flat.rose at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 03:07:50 PDT 2008

What about me... I like everything new. 4.1 got a really awesome graphical
elements and effects so we can get a free highly-customizable GUI over
Vista's Aero or what hell of crap they got there :) Kde 3.x uses different
color scheme files, different control center. In one word, it's just *
different*. I think that PC-BSD as a *free* os must include as much
different software as it's possible (different people got different needs).
BUT, I don't want KDE3 to be in the installation package 'cuz it would be
more (mostly useless) megabytes for most of users who were awaiting for its'
release. I'm sure that to include an option to 'look back' on kde3 must be
included, but only if u've got kde4.1 installed 'cuz it's a pick of

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:21 PM, milanisko k <vetrisko at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>   I agree the 4.1 has got bugs. It might either motivate its users to use
> something else or - even better -  to contribute. Reporting a problem  is a
> contribution, too  ;)
> kind regards,
> milan
> 2008/8/26 <jmdennis at dslextreme.com>
> I agree as I wish that they would be using KDE 3.5 as well.  When the
>> alphas started to come out they were using this.  It was nice because if
>> they had a problem you knew it was with pc-bsd.  Now you have no idea who
>> is causing the problem.  I would like to see them include both when it is
>> released but know this will probably not happen as those that are using
>> kde 4.1 seem to stick with it.  I do not like it as it is not easy to
>> learn on.  I am not only thinking about me but my mother as well.  I
>> closed down the bar at the bottom and could not get it to open again.  I
>> am sure that with some effort I would have been able to fix this but some
>> things should remain static and this is one of them.  I used Mac OS 7 up
>> to and including 10.4 so I do not mind change.  I could not use it any
>> longer since my machine did not support the new upgrades like 10.5 so I
>> bought a used system on ebay knowing that I would load Linux on it.
>> If you still want to use KDE 3.5 and want to use a freebsd version you can
>> always use DesktopBSD as they are also testing with freebsd 7 but still
>> using the old KDE version.  For Linux though you have to pick and chose as
>> some will be using KDE 4.1 coming up like Mandriva 2009.  You can still
>> use Mandriva 2008 and also Pardus 2008 is pretty good as well.  I am using
>> Debian Lenny beta 2 at the moment and like this as well.  They each do
>> things different so you have to find some thing that you like.  I do not
>> mind using KDE 4.1 but I want to be able to install it myself and if I do
>> not like it then I can uninstall it.
>> I do like the idea that KDE had.  They wanted to make it easier for those
>> writing applications to just be able to worry about there application and
>> not the underlying code as they could just use what was written for them
>> which would speed up application writing but this does not seem to be the
>> case as not much is done for 4.1 yet.  When it matures and does what I
>> want it to do then I will upgrade but until then I will use an OS that
>> does not include it for the time being.  I wish you luck in finding some
>> thing that works for you.
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