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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] TDE Light (was Additional TDE Functionality)

From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:33:22 -0600
Darrell Anderson wrote:
>> How about kdelibs+kdebase without arts.  That gives konsole and
>> konqueror.  What else is needed? koffice?  kpdf?  kmail?  A couple
>> of apps from kdepim?
>> Not everything needs to be Trinity.  Other apps such as FF and OO
>> are useful in an office environment.
> Let me define TDE Light: An almost fully featured TDE that runs
> *snappily* on older hardware. Key word is snappily. :)
> The office machine of the 1990s used PDFs, email, and basic sound
> support. Only nominal web surfing. Konqueror would suffice for
> limited web surfing and is far more responsive in a native TDE than
> Firefox. Although, as we have discussed here in this list, Konqy
> needs serious attention to again become an enjoyable web browser.

I understand where you are coming from, but wonder how many need such a 
system.  I just checked and Wal-Mart has brand new systems with 1 TB 
disk and 3GB ram for $300.  For a used system, I see a 1.7GHz P4 w/512 
RAM for $25.

One problem with the PIIs is that they are being scrapped as junk.  You 
can't find a lot of them any more.

The other side is how many users will be satisfied with systems without 
Java, JavaScript, iframes, Flash, etc?

Personally, I don't have Flash on my regular browser because it is used 
90% of the time for ads that I don't want to see.  I have another 
browser with it for those few occasions that it's needed.

I like the command line (konsole), but many don't.  I've been thinking 
of going back to Lynx/Links because of all the junk put out by a lot of 
web sites.

OTOH, Trinity is quite snappy on a Core2 system or even a 3GHz P4 (2005 

   -- Bruce