I sure understand you, I also find that compiz 0.9 is somewhat laggy.
Originally Posted by bwat47
I also now use compiz 0.8 because of that.
Although over all the reason why I use 0.8 is that 0.9 totally fucks up the notification bar support and I need it a lot in KDE.
(I use gnote, nm-applet, and couple more apps that need that tray)
KDEs NM applet is buggy (because NM is gnome-centric and the devs don't care about updating KDE support)
I also forgot to mention I get terrible lag on resizing in "normal mode" with the latest compiz, 0.8 was fine.
I'm also a KDE user, and I love KDE 4.4 on my desktop. Despite many people says Kubuntu is a poor implementation of KDE, I prefer it over any other distro excepting a pure Debian.
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
But I don't hate GNOME. My laptop runs Ubuntu 10.10 with GNOME 2.x, because is much faster, memory efficient, its NetworkManager applet works better that the KDE/Plasma version, and does not do stupid things like running the Nepomuk - Strigi megabloat by default.
I dislike Pulseaudio; it makes KDE very unresponsive. Even if it's possible to run all KDE 4 apps over ALSA, they'll be muted the first time any Gtk-based app attempts to output sound (Firefox comes to mind).
Originally Posted by nzjrs
JACK is an excellent companion for KDE, but alas, GNOME apps use ESD (which bypasses Jack) or Pulseaudio (which can direct sound to Jack, but the implementation is flawed in Ubuntu).
It's time for Ubuntu to use its might to blur the barriers between GNOME and KDE worlds, doing away with any technology designed to lock you in one side or another. Unity, despite all its errors, may be a first step in that direction.