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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KDE 4.1
by nighty5 on Mon 3rd Dec 2007 14:00 UTC
nighty5
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2005-12-18

KDE 4.0 is really just the scaffolding for better things to come. I think everybody feels this beast has been rushed towards the end, but with such a dramatic change in the software architecture its a taste of better things to come. If you don't release it sooner or later you'll miss the boat. Just look at the OSX 10.0 it was really slow as a dog but it got released and provided a platform for Apple to improve upon.

KDE 4.1 will be a testament for things to come, and will provide breathing space for developers to hear from early adopters on how the software is performing.

Patience is a virtue, so be patient and sit back because it is going to be a beautiful road ahead.

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