Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 20:20 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The first pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available. This alpha concentrates on updating to the major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2 Beta 2, GNOME 2.25.2, Xfce 4.6 Beta 2, X.org server 1.5, and kernel 2.6.28 rc8. It is also the first distribution to introduce the major new Tcl/Tk release, 8.6. The alpha is available only in the DVD Free edition with a traditional installer and no proprietary applications; future pre-releases will add the live CD One edition with proprietary drivers. Please help test this first pre-release and report bugs to Mandriva.
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RE[2]: KDE 3?
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 24th Dec 2008 09:12 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE 3?"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I don't know; every time I've tried KDE4, it just wasn't there yet. Buggy, incomplete, a memory hog, and just not very pleasant. While those "big distros" try to gain users by being on the bleeding edge with the latest-and-not-so-greatest software, I'll stick with the more conservative distros when it comes to KDE. I'll take KDE3 any day over KDE4, and I don't see that *ever* changing on a machine with around 256 megs of RAM or so. It's unsuitable and runs *horrible* on such systems. Maybe sometime in the future KDE4 will be nice on a more modern system, but last time I checked it left a lot to be desired.

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