MAY
30
2001

Kernel Cousin KDE #11

This week's issue is momentous as it marks the growth of the editing team from one lonesome soul to a whopping two people! Rob Kaper joins the KC KDE effort this week with a summary of the kde-games list. He will also be following the konq-e list which tracks development of Konqueror for the frame buffer (non-X) and the kde-promo list. This brings the total number of lists summarized each week up to an even dozen. Check it out here... (includes coverage on thesaurus support in KWord, fax support in KDE, and much more).

Comments

Maximize your window and open a (verically) long webpage like this one. Without using the mousewheel, scoll down the webpage without looking at the mouse. A lot of the time I miss the scrollbar and resize the window instead. :(

The outer edges are the most accessable part of the screen, this should be considered when the window is maximized.
When I move the mouse to the top left corner of the screen, the window I have maximized should be closed. At least with the window decoration I am using.
I don't think kwin's handleing of maximized windows is good. I know inferior operating systems which handles this better.


By Øystein Heskestad at Fri, 2001/06/01 - 5:00am

Dream time ...

I love KDE, BUT the BeOS is just sooooooooooo much better as a desktop and OS in general. The window manager is faster than windows 3.11 for crying out loud. I don't give a toss about the hundreds of useless gui features in KDE. I would remove themes to make KDE faster, etc. However, the BeOS is light years behind KDE as far as browser and office functionality is concerned.

Dream .. open-source the BeOS. Get the original developers to finish BONE (BeOS networking based on BSD) and OpenGL support (apparently faster than Windows). Port Konqueror and KOffice to Be.

This would be an unbelievable experience.

Why I want this. Leave the server stuff for servers. Give me a WORKSTATION OS, just for me, one user! I would run OpenBSD if I wanted a real server.

Last night, I fired up 46 copies of a 28.2mb AVI file under BeOS back-to-back. I was still able to play two WAVE files, 70mb in total, while playing the CD player. The BeOS did not crash! How can linux ever be this good? It will never be. And that is frustrating.

BeOS + Konq + OpenGL + BONE + KOffice = DreamOS


By KDEuser at Thu, 2001/05/31 - 5:00am

Last night, I fired up 46 copies of a 28.2mb AVI file under BeOS back-to-back. I was still able to play two WAVE files, 70mb in total, while playing the CD player. The BeOS did not crash! How can linux ever be this good? It will never be. And that is frustrating.

it truly is frustrating trying to figure out why you need 46 copies of the avi open at the same time.


By BeOS user at Fri, 2001/06/01 - 5:00am

it truly is frustrating trying to figure out why you need 46 copies of the avi open at the same time.

Because I was attempting to make the OS fall over. Why must I tip toe around the OS in an attempt to use it within the confines that it "should" be used?

I'll keep using Winblows and Be and hope that KDE + Linux is better in about 6 months time.


By KDEuser at Fri, 2001/06/01 - 5:00am

troll

outa sheer curiosity, I started 25 noatun's playing 25 different mp3s.. worked great - they played fine, 25 different songs at once sounded like shit tho.

Was gonna try yer 46 avi thing, but i dont have any avi videos (A porn Video from Internet?)

"The BeOS" is not better than kde unless you have a differing definition of "better" than most people. "useless gui features" - well they might be useless to a troll.

"I fired up 46 copies of a AVI" snip "How can linux ever be this good?" - humm, errr, hrm well if your definition of "good" is - "Can play 46 AVI's at once" - then who cares!

sweet dreams,
pleasant nightmares,

g0


By g0 at Sat, 2001/06/02 - 5:00am

BeOS is an incredible OS- a better foundation and experience than ANY other modern OS.
I LOVE linux- more for what it stands for than what/where it is developementally. Let's not be childish, we all need to unite against the evil giant of microsoft. There is plenty of room for all if the MSCancer can be controlled. KDE is slower and less responsive than BeOS, period. Konqueror is more advanced than any BeOS browser/filemanager. GET ALONG GUYS!!!
I love you both, love eachother.
-shaka


By shaka at Sun, 2002/08/18 - 5:00am

Just loaded BeOS 5 PE Max Edition onto my now triple booting machine. I have to say it is by far the easiest OS to install and the boot manager is simple and direct. You programmer folks can be so picky about details and are so political and even religious about the whole thing. Use it as is or make it better already. As for me BeOS is interestingly useful for everyday computing and I don't have to play games on it for it to be valid. The part about computing and computing development in the hands of everyday users, even advanced users like yourselves should not be overlooked. BeOS is an opportunity to extend computing not a throw-away has-been recycled consumer product. Many M$guided products have flooded and captured the market. Linux as free and useful as it is has a very big backside that even KDE clothes can't cover. An OS that does everything, how complex that must be. Windows need constant caulking. BeOS until further notice is wonderful.


By Arnold L Johnson at Tue, 2003/01/21 - 6:00am

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