Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2007 18:21 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE "The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first alpha release of the KDE Desktop Environment, version 4.0. The release is a basis for the integration of powerful new technologies that will be included in KDE 4. It has been given the codename 'Knut'." Meanwhile, the KDe HIG team is looking for help with finding applications that violate the (unfinished) KDE HIG.
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Looks good
by Captain Halibut on Sat 12th May 2007 18:36 UTC
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First up, I'm not a *nix user. I'm not a programmer. So please be mindful of this when you guys set fire to my arse. I have to say it - No version of Linux has ever looked good. Apart from redundant/duplicate GUI commands, it's just plain butt-ugly. There. I said it.

Runs away...

OK, I should qualify. I've been hurt. I never had any problems installing lunuxes alongside my Win installs until Ubuntu. I deliberately made main & swap partitions before installing 6.06 and it still arsed up my machine. Doubtless due to my own lack of tech knowledge dealing with boot managers etc., but there has to be a better way. Dell installing it from source is a beginning. But folks, it's not all that great out of the box.

Edited 2007-05-12 18:49

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RE: Looks good
by xxxspuddy on Sat 12th May 2007 19:50 in reply to "Looks good"
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There are plenty of options to change the look and feel of the Linux desktop, if you don't like how your chosen distro has made it look and there are plenty of desktop environments to choose from if you don't happen to like KDE...or you can pick and mix between them. There is no possible way to please everyone, but generally it can be changed very easily. Apparently you really like the look of Windows, I don't.

As for being hurt trying to dual boot your machine, what you are trying to do is quite technical so a lack of knowledge in that area probably did lead to it messing up your machine. I hope you were sensible enough to keep backups. Most distros make it quite straight forward to set up a multi-boot environment. Try it from a different perspective...install Windows on a Linux machine without messing it up, how easy is that?

Anyway I think I've rambled off topic enough for my first post! I'm really looking forward to all the new underlying technology in KDE 4 from an integration standpoint. KDE 3 I find to be already excellent in this regard, 4 will take it to a whole new level.

Well done that team ;)

Edited 2007-05-12 19:57

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