Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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KDE 4 on my system
by asupcb on Wed 5th Aug 2009 15:58 UTC
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I have Ubuntu/Kubuntu 9.04 installed on my desktop system at home. It is a 7 year old desktop with a P4 2.26 with 768MB of RAM and a nVidia Ti4200 64MB and Kubuntu's KDE 4.2 works fine on it. I usually boot into GNOME because it is more polished at the moment compared to KDE (at least on Canonical's systems). Performance wise GNOME is a little snappier than KDE (LXDE is by far the quickest as it should be), but I don't seem to be having the same problems with KDE that others are reporting, although I did have them with both 4.0 and 4.1 so maybe I'm just lucky this go around.

Admittedly I just use Linux as a hobby OS and not for any serious work for which I use my Dell laptop running Vista. Of course my serious work is primarily Public Relations (word processing) and light web design (think Word Press and Joomla). I do use a lot of cross-platform open source software though, such as Audacity, Firefox, Open-Office and others. I'm waiting for KDE for Windows to improve a little more so that I can start playing with it more on my hobby box. It just seems like too much hassle at the moment when there is more I can learn about CSS, Javascript, and PHP.

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