Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Nov 2008 21:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE The KDE team has released the first beta of KDE 4.2, slated for release coming January. Quite a lot of new features have been added, as well as lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. This release also makes a lot of strides to feature parity with KDE 3.x, by adding those small little features that KDE 3.x users are barely aware of, but which were missed in KDE 4.0/4.1, such as taskbar grouping, multiple rows in the taskbar, panel auto-hiding, a traditional icon desktop through 'full-screen' foderview, and so on.
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Disappointment
by serlex on Thu 27th Nov 2008 22:55 UTC
serlex
Member since:
2007-01-09

Installs Kubuntu KDE4.1

Opens browser, opens dolphin

Opens another browser... freezee.....

reboots

repeats steps above

installs ubuntu

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RE: Disappointment
by bralkein on Thu 27th Nov 2008 23:19 in reply to "Disappointment"
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

You missed the bit where you helpfully reported the bug so that it can be fixed! ;-)

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RE[2]: Disappointment
by prickett on Fri 28th Nov 2008 00:39 in reply to "RE: Disappointment"
prickett Member since:
2007-04-03

Nah, he missed the flame from a KDE fanboy saying KDE is stable, its the linux distro's faulty packages of KDE which are unstable.

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RE: Disappointment
by elsewhere on Fri 28th Nov 2008 05:21 in reply to "Disappointment"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Installs Kubuntu KDE4.1


You realize the article is about 4.2, and you're way OT, right?

installs ubuntu


And you found this a better route than installing ubuntu-desktop, since they're essentially the same distribution?

Says much.

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RE: Disappointment
by KAMiKAZOW on Fri 28th Nov 2008 09:24 in reply to "Disappointment"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

I have to use Kubuntu on my PC at work and while I see it every day that Kubuntu's KDE 4.1 release is broken (graphical glitches on Plasma components while OpenOffice is open, incomplete translations, broken systray icons), I didn't experience the stability issues you claim to have.
KDE 4.1 works very well on my private PCs (desktop PC and laptop). Both PCs don't have Kubuntu installed, however.

BTW: I don't think that Kubuntu is even offering KDE 4.2 packages at this point.

Edited 2008-11-28 09:25 UTC

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