Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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Kickoff menu
by smitty on Sat 29th Jan 2011 07:20 UTC
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I'm pretty sure the kickoff menu was created and released before Vista ever was, so if anyone copied something it was microsoft.

Personally, i like it. I think most of the people who complain have never actually tried using it for more than a day or two, because it does take some time to get used to it, but once you do it works great.

You just stick the 10 or so apps that you frequently use in the favorites section that instantly pops up, and whenever you want to use a different app type the first character and it will show up.

It's not perfect, though. Searching manually through the menu levels for an app is terrible. The only reason this isn't a deal killer is because I literally never have to use that functionality. Something like the Windows start menu would be much better. Also, the tabs don't really feel solid enough to me. Again, i hardly ever use the tabs since i rely on the favorites menu and quick search, but i do notice it when i go to the logout tab.

So, parts of kickoff are great and parts are terrible. The key is that once you get used to it, you never have to use the terrible parts because the great bits take care of everything.

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