Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE[6]: Improvements
by phoenix on Mon 30th Jan 2012 19:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Improvements"
phoenix
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Worked fine for me on a 2.8 GHz Celeron laptop with only 512 MB of RAM, running KDE4 plasma-netbook interface. Could run Firefox and even watch youtube videos (until a certain Flash upgrade hosed the box and the reinstall never ran Flash properly afterward).

Yes, desktop effects are turned off (the onboard RADEON 7000 GPU doesn't support them), nepomuck/akonadi are turned off (it's an HTPC, no need for strigi or mail storage), and it tends to only run 1 app at a time (Dragon). But KDE4 runs beautifully on it, and it's very usable. It was our main TV show/movie access for several years, starting with KDE3, then upgrading to KDE4.2, then 4.4, and I think it was running 4.6 by the end.

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