> Consider also using XFCE. It resembles KDE3 more than KDE4 resembles
Sadly they depend on gtk2, which makes them to follow the "standards" set by
the gnome2/3 developers, so XFCE falls completely out of my list of any
possible replacement for KDE.
The only alternative I do have is fall back to ctwm, but it's not something
for those who likes fancy things.
> I also dumped Kmail because of the spurious
> error messages at startup and installed Claws-Mail.
I never liked KMail, it has always felt so slow and difficult and I been a die
hard user of Mozilla Suit (later renamed to SeaMonkey), but I seldom use a
mail client with a GUI, I tend to use pine. At work I do use thunderbird
together with davmail (sadly the company only supports a ms-only mail
> The search function is not as good as Kmail but in other respects it
> is comparable and doesn't give me all those crazy Akonadi messages.
Nowadays I have managed to get rid of all the error messages from Akonadi and
disabled the nepomuk (sadly I get messages at login that it's not enabled).
Now I'm in the thought of switching Akonadi to use sqlite instead of mysql,
but have other things I have higher priority as moving stuff to a new server.