i2productions wrote:EDIT:Wolftune, sorry no version numbers(I posted at the same time as you), but I do think they are irrelivant. I'll give KDE another spin with 4.10, but 8 years of trying and disliking KDE, this point release better be good!
Obviously, based on your apology, you meant to say "do [NOT] think they are irrelevant"
Anyway, if you want to try my version of KDE 4.10, which I am very happy with, here's the thing:
1. set it up via KXStudio, not via Kubuntu or something
2. use my colors and qtCurve widgets: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=155879 http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=156302
*note* make sure to run kxstudio-apply-root and also set application widgets to my qtCurve set and also set gtk+ widgets to oxygen-gtk (which you need to install) [my qtcurve widgets are very similar and compatible with oxygen, so they can be mixed and matched. If you choose oxygen as your main widgets, setting my widgets for qtCurve will still affect qt apps like Cadence!]
3. run my (and falkTX's) script:
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in terminal enter:
qdbus org.kde.plasma-desktop /MainApplication showInteractiveConsole
remove existing panel
go here: http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/paste/cbVGy
and paste script into the plasma console and execute
4. set the workspace appearance to Oxygen windows but with no border
5. probably turn on OpenGL and Raster for desktop effects, and Crisp mode, slide for desktop switching, taskbar thumbnails on for sure (works great with the icon-only task-manager)
There's a bunch of other subtle things I've adjusted to get the system I like.
Now, I think it is absurd for everyone to go through all of this. I'm working with falkTX to get as much of this as is reasonable to be an alternative option that users could set when installing KXStudio. If someone could just have this on install, I think they'll be quite pleased.
So, in my opinion, the issues with KDE are all about setup, not about KDE inherently. But, to show matter of preferences, I think there are nice things about Unity even, and I don't hate it.