Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases." Focuses of this release are Kwin support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 (oooh purty!), an interface refresh for Dolphin, and loads of other stuff.
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by lemur2 on Tue 28th Jun 2011 02:43 UTC in reply to "..."
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Any link to downloas the live image iso?

You won't get KDE 4.7 in any Live image just yet.

The very latest KDE distribution to be released is PCLinuxOS, which is very newbie-friendly.

This uses KDE 4.6.4. KDE 4.7 won't start appearing in desktops for a couple of months yet.

Having said that, this release of PCLinuxOS is, like Arch Linux, what is known as a "rolling release". A "rolling release" means that once the PCLinuxOS developers have had a chance to integrate and test the formal release of KDE 4.7 it will be released to user via a package update. You won't have to re-install a new version of the .iso image to get KDE 4.7, you just wait a bit for the update to appear, but be advised: there won't be any rolling release of this version, which is only the KDE 4.7 RC version, to PCLinuxOS users.

With PCLinuxOS you also have a few different kernel optimisations to choose from. The BFS scheduler kernel is supposed to be optimal for desktop use.

Edited 2011-06-28 02:50 UTC

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