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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To compare this with the 3.x series
by liber on Fri 28th Nov 2008 09:09 UTC
liber
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2008-10-26

Lets all take some time and remeber the old belowed 3.x series. 3.0 "sucked balls", and 3.1 was "widely hated". At 3.2 it actually got useful, but it wasn't really until 3.4 that it became what we now expect from kde.

4.1 really exceeds 3.1 stabilitywise, and I really have hope for 4.2. The only thing I really missed in 4.1 was powermanagement (powerdevil) and a networkmanager frontend (which will probably find it's ways into the ubuntu repos). It looks like it will be a great release.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Ah, how quickly we forget the past, eh? I'd mod you up but I have already posted in this thread and thus obviously not able to distinguish bad from good.

Edited 2008-11-28 16:07 UTC

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