Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th Jul 2008 22:03 UTC
KDE KDE 4.1 is supposed to make everything right with the recently troubled desktop. Everyone agrees now that KDE 4.0 was a mistake. However, what the mistake was -- and whose -- is a matter of opinion. KDE developers blame distributions for rushing to include a release that was never intended for everyday use, while users blame developers for changing everything. More here. Also, Tectonic published an article titled "Beyond the desktop with KDE4", while the now well-known for its sarcasm 'Linux Hater' blog has something to say too (warning: some profanity).
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What's the big deal?
by pilotgi on Sat 5th Jul 2008 23:19 UTC
pilotgi
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2005-07-06

I'm an openSUSE user and I began downloading and testing 11.0 back in the alpha stage. For every install I chose the KDE4 option for the DE. Now that I'm using the final release of 11.0, I'm also using the beta 2 of KDE4.

During the install, at the step where you choose which DE to use, it clearly states that 3.5 is the stable version and KDE4 is new and still in development.

KDE4 does have it's problems, but it is usable and doesn't crash on me at all. I can see why some people might not have the patience for these quirks, like some features visible but inop, or not being able to print from Okular (pdf reader).

I agree with the author from ArsTechnica mentioned in the LinuxHaters article. Keep an open mind and wait for the version that is described as "most problems are now fixed."

I'm also a MacOS X user.

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