Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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RE: A good distro is needed
by lemur2 on Wed 10th Feb 2010 10:34 UTC in reply to "A good distro is needed"
lemur2
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I like it. Now we just need a decent KDE Linux distribution.


Arch Linux does a good job of KDE, and because it is a rolling release it has KDE 4.4 SC right now. I'm running it as I type this.

If Arch is a bit too cutting edge for you, then perhaps Mandriva is the go. The second alpha of Mandriva 2010.1 was released recently:

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=05893

and that release featured KDE SC 4.4 RC3. The final release of Mandriva is not due until 2010-June-03.

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20100208#upcoming

Fedora 13 is due for release 2010-May-11, and that may suit as Fedora normally has a fairly reasonable KDE implementation, but it is not the default since Fedora is primarily a GNOME distribution. Perhaps Mandriva would be more to your liking.

OpenSuse normally has a good KDE desktop implementation as the default, and that is due 2010-July-15, but given its association with Suse there is some danger it may try to include Mono, so beware.

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