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Re: The big, the bloated and the hungry

Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> on 2018-09-15T10:43 (CEST):
> KDE3 was stable and efficient, didn't need to be abandoned to
> (re)create KDE4 from scratch. In openSUSE, KDE3 remains
> available, though a little lighter for having lost most
> maintainers and a few packages. TDE, the KDE3 fork, hasn't
> lost any of what made KDE3 nice and stable, while acquiring a
> few improvements to match morphing technology, keeping
> stability, avoiding useless bloat, and not dumbing down its
> UI.

I must acknowledge the qualities of KDE3, and most probably TDE,
My first GNU/Linux computer ran a Mandriva 2007 (released late
2006) operating system, shipping by default with KDE 3.5.  The
box itself was some junk from early 2000 with average hardware
even from these days standards.

It is cool having seen that kind of user interface run on a AMD
K6, 256 MiB RAM and 4 GiB of disk space for /, /home and the


Since then, I left more room for wallpapers and xter^H^H^H^H st
terminal emulators...  Perhaps I should give a try to TDE one of
these days, to bring back memory from my childhood.  :-)

Kind Regards,
Étienne Mollier <etienne.mollier@mailoo.org>

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