@freedcreative I heard KDE is a bit slow - how have you found it?
@dualhammers Blazing fast, it's incredible. I even run it on my little Surface Go with barely any resources.
From what I can gather the reputation of it being slow is from the 4th version and earlier. I came on board at version 5 so it's been nothing but silky smooth for me.
I feel totally bogged down when I use any other DE now, even the ones I really like.
@freedcreative interesting. You're running Manjaro, yeah?
I've also used it on Arch, Neon and Kubuntu. It's great everywhere.
@freedcreative You settled on Manjaro for nVidia support?
@dualhammers I did. I considered Pop_OS! but I just love my fresh packages, AUR and well integrated KDE too much.
@freedcreative Manjaro has a faster update cycle ?
@dualhammers Yeah second only to Arch, or distros that are Arch installers. Basically the Arch release cycle but sometimes with a short delay.
I'd say it's slightly-blunted-bleeding-edge.
@freedcreative doesn't that lead to more bugs and troubles?
@dualhammers For me it's been the opposite because I'm getting all the bug fixes that I have to wait for on other distros.
That's not to say things can't go wrong during a round of updates, but so far they haven't for me. I think I had like one issue where I had an audio ticking sound after an update, which I solved by disabling TLP.
Otherwise it's just been increasing stability by giving me access to all those improved packages.
@dualhammers @freedcreative In my opinon, nowadays the linux desktops matured a lot, so there is less regressions from a version to the another and more bug fixes and small improvements, so rolling release distributions provide bug fixes faster with almost no regressions. This is true for Plasma, but also for GNOME.
@dualhammers @freedcreative There is a lot of similarity between Arch and Debian. Both use almost the same set of tools (systemd, X, Wayland, ...), the only differences are the package manager (pacman vs apt), the package availables and some minor things (Apache vs httpd). This is the same with all the distribution using systemd.
My concern is Arch has the old school "we are all experts you ought to be too" obfuscated design philosophy
@dualhammers I think that's part of why a lot of people like Manjaro. The forum is very friendly and helpful, and used to people having little to no experience.
That said, being able to use the Arch Wiki as a near-direct reference can be very helpful sometimes.
@dualhammers @carl @freedcreative Arch is not really meant for "average" users... It is more of a DIY.. and if I don't have time to debug I just roll back the package to a previous version using the package cache. Takes rarely longer than a minute..
No one is an expert at first. Most Archers I met are helpful. Some are not but those can be found in every distro. My worst personal experience are from Fedora but that is a decade ago. ;)
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