Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 18:37 UTC
Linux After two years, the relatively popular PCLinuxOS distribution has finally put out a new major release, imaginatively called PCLinuxOS 2009.1. PCLinuxOS is a release originally based on Mandrake (now Mandriva), but which has taken on a life of its own. The distribution has one selling point (for some, at least) few other popular distributions have: it eschews KDE4 (for now).
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RE[2]: excellent
by roverrobot on Fri 13th Mar 2009 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE: excellent"
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I'm not a huge 3.x fan, either. But I was a big KDE 1.x and 2.x fan and had hoped that KDE4 would redeem them. Guess not. :-(

Hmm, what exactly did you like about 1.x and 2.x that have degraded in 3.x? Guess not.

I had thought that 3.x was a port of 2.x to qt3 and polishing of 2.x, with almost no redesign. From my 10-year experience with KDE, I still remember the hideous days with 2.x and arts and noatun. What a release for me when we had Juk and then amarok in KDE 3. KDE 4.2, for me, has already surpassed the functionality provided by 3.5 series. And I am thrilled about the possibility of the KDE4 technologies that has still not consolidated into programs at this stage. For example, when can we associate the plasma activities with virtual desktops? and, when can we see our calendars, todos, emails, contacts, whatever, on our desktop without opening each handling application?

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