Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:41 UTC, submitted by KugelKurt
KDE My first thought was that this was an April Fool's joke, but as it turns out, this is real (I actually downloaded and tested it). The openSUSE KDE team has created a KDE 2.2.2 live CD using openSUSE 11.1 as a base. It boots like any other live CD, but instead of the latest and greatest KDE 3.x or 4.x desktop, you're presented with a fully functional KDE 2.2.2 desktop. That sure brought back some memories!
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Switching from KDE4 NOW
by kajaman on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 18:21 UTC
kajaman
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2006-01-06

OMG, this made me almost cry. However, this is pretty usable and stable desktop, which I remember using and laughing at Gnome 1.4 users... KDE ROCKED, in some way it still does, but there's something broken about it, and I think it's development process (a few articles before is comparison KDE4/Gnome dev process).

I used to use kde 1.x line as well, remember kde 2 being best thing since sliced bread on Mandriva 7.2... I'm old.

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RE: Switching from KDE4 NOW
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 4th Apr 2009 05:55 UTC in reply to "Switching from KDE4 NOW"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

You are old, LOL?
I used the Apple II and the Vic!

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well...
by AdamW on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 18:48 UTC
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2005-07-06

well, it *is* an April Fool's joke, just a very thorough one ;)

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RE: well...
by nathbeadle on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 18:58 UTC in reply to "well..."
nathbeadle Member since:
2006-08-08

That's the key ingredient to a good April Fool's joke (or any other joke/prank)..... commitment and determination!!!

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OMG, Thom....
by KugelKurt on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 22:49 UTC
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2005-07-06

I didn't submit this item like that.
Stephan Binner is a KDE developer. This live CD was made by him alone. He took the RPMs from ars3niy (see comment on linked page). ars3niy has obviously no connection to Novell or http://en.opensuse.org/Special:Contributions/Ars3niy wouldn't be rather empty.
It is hosted on kde.org.
Why you call him "the openSUSE KDE team" after Novell fired him, is beyond my apprehension.

Edited 2009-04-02 22:56 UTC

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RE: OMG, Thom....
by elsewhere on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 05:00 UTC in reply to "OMG, Thom...."
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

I didn't submit this item like that.
Stephan Binner is a KDE developer. This live CD was made by him alone. He took the RPMs from ars3niy (see comment on linked page). ars3niy has obviously no connection to Novell or http://en.opensuse.org/Special:Contributions/Ars3niy wouldn't be rather empty.
It is hosted on kde.org.
Why you call him "the openSUSE KDE team" after Novell fired him, is beyond my apprehension.


It's sad that he was one of the victims in Novell's last round of headcount reduction, but he is still actively participating in the opensuse-kde team. And we're grateful for it.

The KDE4 liveCDs he produced were always hosted by kde.org, because they were originally intended to demonstrate KDE4 during the development cycle. He was the first developer to produce a liveCD for KDE4, in what seems like ages ago. The first and subsequent ones were created via the openSUSE build-service and related tools, which virtually automate the process. The liveCD for 2.2 was produced in the same manner.

He made reference to the opensuse-kde team in his own blogpost, so I hardly think the summary is out of line.

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RE: OMG, Thom....
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 16:26 UTC in reply to "OMG, Thom...."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Check the source of the article:

http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3926

That's your answer as to why I stuck with "the openSUSE KDE team".

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Just install Debian...
by dimosd on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 23:33 UTC
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2006-02-10

You'll get all the 1998 goodies, perfectly bug free ;-)

Edited 2009-04-02 23:35 UTC

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RE: Just install Debian...
by sbenitezb on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 02:03 UTC in reply to "Just install Debian..."
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Deleted. nvm

Edited 2009-04-03 02:04 UTC

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RE: Just install Debian...
by sbergman27 on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 15:55 UTC in reply to "Just install Debian..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

You'll get all the 1998 goodies, perfectly bug free ;-)

KDE 2.2 was released in August 2001, and was current through April 2002 when KDE 3.0 was released. Which was the beginning of KDE's long, slow decline, unfortunately. KDE 2.2 rocked!

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RE: Just install Debian...
by rcsteiner on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 18:24 UTC in reply to "Just install Debian..."
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

As others have mentioned, it's a lot newer than that. KDE 2.2 is one of the reasons Mandrake 8.x *ROCKED* on my 64MB PPro/200 systems. :-)

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RE[2]: Just install Debian...
by Warnaud on Sat 4th Apr 2009 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Just install Debian..."
Warnaud Member since:
2008-07-07

Exactly, at this time, KDE had awesome features and was really fast. I just want to launch KDE 4 on my old Cyrix166+ with 32MB of RAM for fun ;) .
Can we run compiz o KDE 2.2 ;) ?

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CDE baby!
by CristobalDeLicia on Sun 5th Apr 2009 23:22 UTC
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Member since:
2009-04-05

I have an old Red Hat CD which includes CDE- Common Desktop Environment- free as in beer, but not FOSS; before KDE or GNOME or any other such desktop was available. I haven't attempted to use it for a long time- I thought I might mention it for those who don't know where the inspiration for KDE came from. Maybe I'll try running it tonight in Virtual Box!

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