[kde-linux] Cannot access certain site

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 29 09:00:19 UTC 2008

On Saturday 29 March 2008 08:27:05 Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 29 March 2008 08:04:14 david wrote:
> > > It would be unwise to use KDE4 right now in a production environment.
> > >  'A few years' is a ridiculous statement, though.
> >
> > Why?
> Because a few years is a lifetime in computing.  At this moment we have no
> idea where we will be in either software or hardware terms.  We simply
> can't predict this.
> I accept your reservations, just not your timescale.
> > From what I've seen of KDE4, its new rendering requires far more
> > video horsepower than any computer I own.
> Are you sure?  That's not the impression I got.  KDE4 should be less
> resource-heavy, not more.
Just a thought.  Several distros have done snapshot releases with kde4 running 
as a live CD or DVD.  The one I have is Fedora, and is quite old now.  KDE4 
is far from complete, but certainly enough for you to see it on your 
hardware.  Of course, the fact that it is running from removable disk 
inevitably means that it's slow, so you won't get a true indication of speed, 
but you will know whether it is likely to be able to handle your card.

Most people with older hardware are not using it for things that need too much 
speed, and will probably be OK.  If you need speed and still have older 
hardware that could be a problem.  I'm assuming that you are using a laptop, 
since you haven't upgraded the graphics card.


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