The Plasma desktop is miles ahead of everything else

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Today, I don a mask of happiness. The curmudgeon be resting. For I have written a rather lovely, enthusiastic overview of the Plasma desktop environment, covering its many useful capabilities, features and tools, including extensive customization, deep and varied desktop integration, desktop Activities, secure Vaults for private data, good software management, excellent HD desktop scaling, language and keyboard control, a full suite of mature applications, fast performance and low resource usage, and more. Have fun.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/plasma-desktop-awesome.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    I hope Dedoimedo is not going Woke.
    Thanks for the article.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Woke doesn't work with people who own a pet goat named Bilo.
    Mrk
     
  4. Stupendous Man

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    Regarding the link to the Activities Activities Activities acticle, like all OCS Mag links this URL also changed and is now https://www.ocsmag.com/?p=9205
     
  5. fblais

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    Very interesting.
    I’ve tried KDE many years ago, maybe I should give it another try.
    What distro do you suggest? Ubuntu? Netrunner?
     
  6. Amanda

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    This is exactly why I use KDE, it's miles ahead of anything else out there. Customizable, functional, beautiful, fast (specially for gaming), and surprisingly light weight (my Kubuntu desktop starts with only 350 MB of RAM used). It has all the programs a DE needs and they all work beautifully, none seem limited and they all make sense.

    The only thing I don't use, on any DE, is the integrated software management. I think MATE has the prettiest store out there (Software Boutique) but I don't use it there either. I prefer installing stuff via the Terminal or via Synaptic. Force of habit, I guess.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    fblais, I use Kubuntu for serious Linux stuff, you can try also KDE neon for a "pure" test experience with Plasma.
    Mrk
     
  8. Gringo95

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    For speed the unbeatable Calculate 21 (Gentoo based but still easy enough to manage) otherwise Q4OS for minimal then add what you like or Neptune for a complete distro. If you prefer .rpm to Debian (the last two) look at the Alt K9 desktop. Their site is a real pain to navigate with so many different products but the KDE desktop ISO is a class act.
    http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/p9/images/kworkstation/
    The main release can be a bit iffy to boot on some hardware in which case try one of the 'starter kit' images.
    http://nightly.altlinux.org/p9/release/
    I'd also add the Core version of Netrunner but this distro's history is too messed up to instill much long term confidence.
     
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  9. fblais

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    Thanks guys.
    I’ll try Kubuntu...
     
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