Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 15:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE The KDE team has released version 4.3.2 of their Free software desktop environment. It's a minor release which comes with a number bugfixes and enhancements, with the focus being KMail and KWin. It'll find its way to your distribution soon enough.
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Best KDE dist?
by Creap on Thu 8th Oct 2009 07:47 UTC
Creap
Member since:
2009-08-05

KDE 4.3.x is awesome. Do you know of any reviews/writeups similar to "Linux Distros that Don't Suck" but compares running KDE?

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RE: Best KDE dist?
by akulkis on Mon 12th Oct 2009 06:28 in reply to "Best KDE dist?"
akulkis Member since:
2008-10-21

KDE 4 has been an unmitigated disaster from the moment the dev team cynically and deceitfully declared KDE 4.0 to be "ready for the desktop" without any caveats, and implied that it was ready for production use.

In fact, it's still nowhere close.

Not only that, but the dev team seems to be contaminated with Windows refugees who never once ran KDE 3 (The constant refrain of "we can't restore missing KDE 3 functionality if you don't tell us what's not there" when most of the deficiencies were bleedingly obvious to even a blind man.) nor ANY system with multiple virtual desktops (Hence the emphasis on the unweildly "plasmoids" -- which would make sense on the no-virtual-desktop Windows platform, but makes absolutely NO sense in a programming environment with has history of virtual desktops for almost 15 years now -- CDE, which inspired the original KDE in both name and style, was a virtual-desktop system (originally HP-VUE) dating back to the early 90's).

I'm staying with KDE 3 until either Aaron Segio pulls his head out of his anus (doubtful) or until someone who knows what they're doing comes along to take over. God help us if it takes until KDE 5 for the latter to happen.

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RE[2]: Best KDE dist?
by WereCatf on Mon 12th Oct 2009 07:02 in reply to "RE: Best KDE dist?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

In fact, it's still nowhere close.

I did find it useable. It's quite cluttered and some things just aren't clear or obvious enough. But still, useable.

The constant refrain of "we can't restore missing KDE 3 functionality if you don't tell us what's not there" when most of the deficiencies were bleedingly obvious to even a blind man

Stop being stubborn/arrogant then and list those things that are missing. Simple as that.

nor ANY system with multiple virtual desktops (Hence the emphasis on the unweildly "plasmoids" -- which would make sense on the no-virtual-desktop Windows platform, but makes absolutely NO sense in a programming environment with has history of virtual desktops for almost 15 years now

Plasmoids and virtual desktops have nothing in common. Why are plasmoids are bad thing on a system capable of supporting virtual desktops?

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