KDE at the LinuxDay Vorarlberg

Andrew Crouthamel andrew at crouthamel.us
Mon Oct 15 18:37:39 BST 2018

That's great to hear, the performance aspect is certainly one that is constantly echoed in Reddit and other social media.

Andrew Crouthamel

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On Monday, October 15, 2018 12:09 PM, Kai Uwe Broulik <kde at privat.broulik.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> on Saturday Myriam and I attended LinuxDay Vorarlberg [1], which is
> together with Chemnitzer Linuxtage one of the oldest Linux gathering in
> the German-speaking region.
> We had with us a laptop wired up to a fancy ultra-widescreen monitor, a
> Nexus 5X, and the Pinebook, all running the latest and greatest Plasma.
> Visitor feedback was overwhelmingly positive, people love what we're
> doing! Plasma, Kate, Krita, KDE Connect, ... all received lots of praise
> from visitors stopping by the booth.
> In past years when I showcased our software suite I often heard "I last
> used KDE 10 years ago but this looks amazing, I have to try", this time
> around it was mostly "I recently switched [from Gnome, from Windows,
> from KDE 3, from Trinity, even] to Plasma 5 and I love it"
> OpenSUSE had a booth where they had a notebook running Gnome 3 and one
> running Plasma and I was quite surprised by how poorly Gnome performed
> on it while Plasma just flew. They surely weren't the newest devices,
> and I don't know how comparable their specs are and whether Gnome was
> running Wayland, but I observed similar behavior on the "try out"
> computers they had in the leisure area. It shows that our hard
> performance work pays off.
> Our look and feel these days, providing a unified look across all
> applications and toolkits was also prasied a lot; and those few who
> disliked Breeze (mostly those that came from KDE 3) are glad we still
> maintain and ship the Oxygen widget style and icon set.
> To sum it all up, you all did a fantastic job and can be very proud! :)
> Cheers and have a great KDE birthday aftermath week
> Kai Uwe
> [1] https://www.linuxday.at/

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