Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
KDE For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode. Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.
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What about Debian?
by No it isnt on Mon 27th Jul 2009 21:14 UTC
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Being biased towards Debian based distros, you probably should try Debian itself. I've been using the 4.3 RCs in Experimental for some time now, and I haven't really seen any problems except the ones you mention: slow compositing. I noticed compositing was a bit faster when I switched to EXA instead of XAA, but then that also turns Flash into a CPU hog...

Debian's KDE packages have always been top notch, something which I can't say for Ubuntu.

Oh yes, there's one more problem with Debian's KDE 4 RC release: the Network-Manager plasmoid isn't there. You'd have to compile it and install it manually if you need it.

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RE: What about Debian?
by troy.unrau on Tue 28th Jul 2009 00:05 in reply to "What about Debian?"
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The networkmanager applet has not been officially released yet, as it still has some stability issues, last I checked.

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RE[2]: What about Debian?
by No it isnt on Tue 28th Jul 2009 13:27 in reply to "RE: What about Debian?"
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Well, it's in Debian Sid's KDE 4.2.4, but depends on KDE 4.2.4 and can't easily be used with 4.3RC. It does lack a few important features, though.

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