Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 12:00 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released onto the world. "The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era." KDE 4.0 is the first release of "KDE 4", but take note that the developers have clearly stated that KDE 4.0 is not KDE 4, but more of a base release with all the underlying systems ready to go, but with still a lot of work to be done on the user-visible side. Download it from the KDE 4.0 info page. Update: Screenshots.
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still ugly
by Duffman on Fri 11th Jan 2008 12:45 UTC
Duffman
Member since:
2005-11-23

and looking like XP.

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RE: still ugly
by merkoth on Fri 11th Jan 2008 13:25 in reply to "still ugly"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

I know I shouldn't feed the troll, but "uglyness" aside (something absolutely subjetive): please point me to the smiliarities between KDE 4.0 and WinXP. I'm currently at work looking at my XP desktop trying to figure out what the hell went so wrong with your eyes. Please, enlighten me.

Anyway, kongrats to all KDE developers, I'm going to give it a spin ASAP, I'm really excited about KDE4 ;)

Edit: typo

Edited 2008-01-11 13:29 UTC

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RE[2]: still ugly
by sbergman27 on Fri 11th Jan 2008 23:42 in reply to "RE: still ugly"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Although I don't really care for the looks, "ugly" is not the word that I would use.

More screenshots here:

http://tinyurl.com/2qd6tn

Note the music player, home folder display, and new stylized Konqi center screen.

Edited 2008-01-11 23:50 UTC

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RE: still ugly - thankfully one can customize it
by jabbotts on Fri 11th Jan 2008 14:03 in reply to "still ugly"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Unlike XP's apearance, one can easily customize KDE to there indavidual preferences without glueing in a bunch of third party flakeware.

Go KDE Go.. (Mandriva, any chance of seeing this in 2008.1 or maybe a 2008.2?)

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

There are actually plenty of themes for Windows XP. You can change it to silver, green, black, you can put gradients, etc... You find everything on the Internet. There are even guys who created a Vista skin for XP ;)

I personally like this Black Luna theme: http://www.istartedsomething.com/20061029/royale-noir/

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RE: still ugly
by ronaldst on Fri 11th Jan 2008 17:22 in reply to "still ugly"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

It doesn't look alive like XP. This one has pretty horrible colours and UI overall. Shows that there is still has a lot of work to be done on the surface. Probably more in common with OS/2 Warp 4 UI than XP.

The successor to Plastik might not have been fully implemented yet.

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RE: still ugly
by cypress on Fri 11th Jan 2008 20:09 in reply to "still ugly"
cypress Member since:
2005-07-11

Totally agree

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