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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A little better but...
by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 15:08 UTC
Joe User
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2005-06-29

...I still find the grey background of applications dull/dreary: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/2182997451_150e946f34_b.jpg

And the 3 round buttons in the upper-right corner of the title bar are not very ├Žsthetic either.

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RE: A little better but...
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 11th Jan 2008 17:30 in reply to "A little better but..."
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

...I still find the grey background of applications dull/dreary

I rather agree, though it's better than the white background they had before. if I get around to using KDE 4, I'll probably be using a different theme, like Polyester ( http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Polyester?content=27968 ) and a different color theme.

Third preview shot at that link is KDE4. Still not liking the colors, but I quite like how he's unified the borders. A scrollbar or header bar inside a scrollpane doesn't mean extra borders like it did in KDE3, which is quite nice. I'll probably be using something more like this: http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=colorkm3.png

That may not be to your taste either, but it's different ;) One could use something different yet again. Of course I do wish the default was a little different somehow, as that's where the first impressions come from. Perhaps some distros will use different defaults.

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RE[2]: A little better but...
by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 18:47 in reply to "RE: A little better but..."
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I like Polyester better than the default KDE4 theme as well ;)

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