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KDE on my Eee

The second stop of my DE/WM hopping found me with KDE on my EeePC as previously stated. The only other time I've actually run KDE installed was for about five minutes before I realized that it just wasn't going to run on my netbook. I can't quite remember when that was but, it had to have been nearly 2.5 years ago. So when I decided to give it a spin this time, I expected much the same. I was extremely surprised to find that not only did it run, it has run quite well on this little box. It's run so well that I may have to come back to KDE on here after all of the hopping is done. I started with another clean install of Arch so that there wouldn't be any conflicting configs laying around from my previous Gnome3 install. And then, I just took the lazy way out and installed the full KDE group. This followed much the same path as I did with the Gnome3 install, providing me with the full KDE experience. After the install and initial configuration, I had the base, base-devel and kde groups installed out of the ma…

Gnome3 Revisit

I've recently revisited Gnome3 on my EeePC. The last time that I had checked it out was not long after it was initially released with Fedora. Now that version 3.4 was out, and I've gotten a distro hopping urge suddenly, I figured that it was time to see how it's coming along. Also, to be honest, it's not really distro hopping that I want to do as much as it is Desktop Environment/Window Manager hopping. I'll be sticking with Arch for all of my upcoming experiments. In the end, I decided that it's still not for me. It's certainly quite a bit more polished than the initial 3.0 release, still needs quite a few extensions to agree with my workflow and still dogs down my EeePC too much. Last time, I left Gnome3 on it for quite some time. This time, I wasn't planning on leaving it on for very long at all. For this install, I simply installed these three groups: base, base-devel and gnome. I also installed a few items from gnome-extra as well as a few of my favorite/needed applications. This setup could easily be li…