Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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KDE 4 is not ready
by Adurbe on Thu 19th Jun 2008 15:06 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

I tried the RCs using KDE 4, 3.5 and gnome

4 is nigh on unusable, so unstable it was silly. I submitted my bugs and moved to 3.5

3.5 is nice, does what it always has, as well as it always has. Trouble is, after seeing 4 it looks ba bit dated now! (I know, no pleaseing some people!)

Gnome was lovely and the desktop I settled on

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RE: KDE 4 is not ready
by kragil on Thu 19th Jun 2008 16:01 in reply to "KDE 4 is not ready"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Yeah yeah .. 4.0.x has its rough edges. But I enabled the factory KDE repository and upgraded to KDE 4.1beta and it is very usable .. although not totally stable yet. But as I said it is still beta.

I love folderview, twitter, notes and all the other plasma stuff. My desktop is really helpfull and informative now .. instead of being just an icon ghetto.

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RE: KDE 4 is not ready
by jjmckay on Thu 19th Jun 2008 22:32 in reply to "KDE 4 is not ready"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

KDE4 in openSUSE isn't stable maybe, but KDE4 in Fedora 9 is quite stable for me. Initial release was 4.0.3 but has since been upgraded to 4.0.5. Maybe what you are seeing is an issue with your distribution.

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