Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Dec 2007 22:44 UTC, submitted by Moochman
KDE The newest version of KDE Four Live, an openSUSE-based Live CD for testing KDE 4, was released three days ago, just nine days after the initial version that included Release Candidate 1 was released. KDE/openSUSE dev Stephan Binner announced the release on his blog, celebrating the strong public interest in the initial RC1-based Live CD - over 10000 downloads achieved in the first few days. Meanwhile, although mainstream reviews of RC1 are still scarce, Binner's blog announcement of the previous version contained this interesting tidbit: "It looks like whatever [version of KDE 4] will be released or presented at the event which was fixed by the sponsor to happen in January will be only used by very early adopters. Hopefully openSUSE 11.0 will be able to ship some KDE 4.1.x release or some very high KDE 4.0.x release (which saw some light features freeze lift)," he wrote. Readers are welcome to download the newest Live CD (Torrent) and test it for themselves. A Debian LiveCD is also available, but it still includes KDE4 Beta4 and not RC1.
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RE[2]: Missed opportunity
by rx182 on Mon 3rd Dec 2007 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Missed opportunity"
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Are you a gnome-troll?

I use XP. And KDE3 when I need to get work done on a unix env.

There seems to be this absolutely ridiculous idea, which you are clearly advocating, that there's a revolution waiting to happen with DEs. What in the world is suppose to go into a "new generation DE"? Is it going to do you work for you? Move the mouse for you? Knows what you're thinking? Orders a pizza for you? Make you look cool?

I bet you think what you use today is OK. Obviously, you have no taste. What I meant by "a new generation DE" was "something beautiful and easier to use". Today's DEs are ugly.

Were you around for the first few versions of OS X? A lot of the UI was slow - and sometimes unbearable. It took a few iterations, but now everything is peachy keen.

At least it didn't look horrible. But of course it was buggy, and that's why I didn't use it.

It could be argued from a programming stand point that redeveloping the underlining technology is the first step to making something better.


It probably ended up like this because the KDE people knew what they had to do to get it to a usable state before going trying something new and different. And unlike GNOME, the KDE developers do not give off an air that all users are stupid and should think the way they do.

Are we talking about Gnome?

But hey, if you're for an entirely new desktop experience and are fond of strapping a fancy UI and all that jazz on top of a flimsy piece of technology - there's always Vista.

Vista is OK. Tho there's of room for improvement.

Edited 2007-12-03 06:45

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