Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jul 2008 20:39 UTC, submitted by vege
KDE Earlier this year, the KDE team released the highly-anticipated 4th major revision of the KDE desktop. Instead of bringing evolutionary changes, KDE 4.0 effectively delivered a complete rewrite of KDE, and as a consequence the first release of the KDE 4 branch lacked a lot of features of KDE 3.x, while also being quite unstable and rough. Many even complained the KDE team shouldn't have released KDE 4.0 as 4.0, but rather as a developer preview release or something similar. During this storm of criticism, the KDE team calmly pointed out that KDE 4.1 would fix many, many of the issues people had with KDE 4.0. Starting today, there's no more pointing towards KDE 4.1: KDE 4.1 has been released today.
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RE[2]: Should give it a try
by nutshell42 on Thu 31st Jul 2008 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Should give it a try"
nutshell42
Member since:
2006-01-12

PCLinuxOS is probably the best getting-work-done distribution. (which is remarkable for a small understaffed distro. Compare that to the Ubuntu hype train, whose newest vexing version completely fails to do anything. No system, no error message, no nothing and the CD is fine. Bloody buggers =)

But the reason I'm back to OpenSuSE instead of PCLinuxOS is the very same KDE 4.1 we're currently talking about. As I said, PCLinuxOS is about getting-work-done and from what I've read it won't switch to KDE4 any time soon.

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RE[3]: Should give it a try
by lemur2 on Thu 31st Jul 2008 01:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Should give it a try"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

PCLinuxOS is probably the best getting-work-done distribution. (which is remarkable for a small understaffed distro. Compare that to the Ubuntu hype train, whose newest vexing version completely fails to do anything. No system, no error message, no nothing and the CD is fine. Bloody buggers =) But the reason I'm back to OpenSuSE instead of PCLinuxOS is the very same KDE 4.1 we're currently talking about. As I said, PCLinuxOS is about getting-work-done and from what I've read it won't switch to KDE4 any time soon.


Mandriva 2009.0 (now at beta release stage).

http://www.osnews.com/story/20126/Mandriva_Linux_2009_Beta_1_Releas...

Mandriva is PCLinuxOS but without Synaptic, so the package management is a bit clumsier. Other than that the usability is the same ... but Mandriva has just release a preview of 2009.0 that includes KDE 4.1 final.

In fact, PCLinuxOS was just a one-man offshoot of Mandrake in the first place.

Mandriva is Mandrake + Connectiva. Recent releases of Mandriva have taken the mantle back from PCLinuxOS.

Current stable release of Mandriva is 2008.1 ... which is a great release but it uses KDE 3.5.9.

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RE[4]: Should give it a try
by nutshell42 on Thu 31st Jul 2008 11:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Should give it a try"
nutshell42 Member since:
2006-01-12

Does it come with a compiler and build system?

I *thought* I'd use OpenSuSE but my LAN chip's not supported (Atheros L1e). Now that's not a problem per se, as Asus provides a driver. But the OpenSuSE CD apparently decided to skip all those unsexy tools necessary to get their sh*t working for more Web2.0-ready multimedia-somethings.

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