Linux really needs a "I'm a noob" button, such that it quits asking the user questions we don't have a clue how to answer. (Unless of course we're kernel developers or the like.) Hopefully Mandriva 2010.1 will have a better install interface...
Slow. Sluggish. POS.
Where to start trashing this, "lets re-build it from scratch" nightmare the KDE team has shoved down our throats?
A new Duel Core Processor with twice as much RAM (4GB) runs slower than a five year old Pentium with half the RAM (2GB). (I wish I was kidding.)
Dolphin sucks. Worse, there is NO way to use/install the old Konqueror file manager.
Just install Gnome...
Migrating from KDE3 to KDE4
Mandriva Linux 2010.0 Release Notes
ROFL, says it:
If you upgrade from a previous releases, KDE 3 - if installed - will be replaced by KDE 4. The old .kde directory in the user's /home will be backed up.
Data migration from KDE 3: data will be backed up and migrated to KDE 4 (user preferences, emails, ...).
General scenario goes like this:
- Tar ball your old KDE3 /home/user directory
- Install 2010.0 on new machine, create 'temp' account
- Create /home/user partition on new machine (and mount it)
- Extract tar ball to new /home/user partition
- Create same username w/ same owner and group numbers
- Verify new machine's /home/user are owned by the correct person
- Login to 'user'
What you expected a working 'user?' With everything migrated and working all happy? What a joke, NOTHING was either backed up OR migrated!
Open up KMail and there's NOTHING. No mail, no contacts, no rules, no accounts, no filters, nada, nothing, zilch....
Log back in to the temp account, do some web searches, find a "cp -f .kde .kde4" should fix it, do that, re-login to user, and.... Drum Roll Please!
KDE4 treats KDE3 like a red-headed step brother.
And this isn't new, the KDE development team apparently just gave a big, loud raspberry to it's user base. Circa Oct 2008: Change from KDE 3 to KDE 4 - a disaster!
http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9565 , and my personal favorite read on the subject is when Linus Torvalds tells KDE they've blown it and he's switched to Gnome (which is a desktop he trashed earlier, so I guess the Gnome folks listened?).
Open source identity: Linux founder Linus Torvalds
By Rodney Gedda, Computerworld Australia
January 22, 2009 03:30 PM ET
This works. Well.
Intel Pro/wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - Network Adapter - Mini-pci Expre
I have not removed the fan-boy comments. They're humorous in showing how much they have not used the system they are defending.