Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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I can now see paying for this.
by jboss1995 on Tue 9th Feb 2010 20:09 UTC
jboss1995
Member since:
2007-05-02

I have used Linux and bsd for 10 + years now. I have always felt like it was worthy of being sold in stores like windows and osx. But this release is now to the point I can now see other people feeling the same. This is now a viable alternative to windows and osx. With the progress of Wine, there will be no stopping Linux and KDE.

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boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

You have forgotten the hell of what is X.org

X is the worse thing in any Linux system.

Kernel development is veeeery fast.
KDE development is very fast

but the problem is in between : X


Being based on the Qt4.6 version, and having optimization is the most important thing.
I wish I have better performance and responsiveness in low end hardware with very small amount of RAM and CPU.

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diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

Most of the real problems these days are being worked on in the DRM/Gallium3D repositories.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


I wish I have better performance and responsiveness in low end hardware with very small amount of RAM and CPU.


If you were counting monetary value for the hours being used to develop a system like KDE (and we get for free), what we have here amounts to millions of euros - and you are unwilling to spend a few hundred EUR on decent hardware?

For obsolete hardware, there are other environments like xfce.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

You have forgotten the hell of what is X.org

X is the worse thing in any Linux system.


Conversely, the worst thing about X is Linux. ;)

There are too many Linux-centric changes entering X.org, which is supposed to be a cross-platform graphics architecture. First, breaking it up into a bazillion packages, like a Linux distro, whereby any bit can be updated at any time. There's no real "X.org" releases, just distributions with almost random version numbers of packages. Then there was the inclusion of a dependency on HAL, even though every platform except Linux already had a (working|better|dependable|power-conscious) hal-type system. Finally, there's the upcoming removal of all user-space mode-setting support, effectively turning X.org into a Linux-only system.

Maybe development of XFree86 was slow and took a few wrong turns, but at least it was true to its roots as a cross-platform system, usable on commercial Unix, free Unix, Unix-likes, and more.

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vondur Member since:
2005-07-07

I wonder why the X server from SGI was never open sourced? They had the best one from all of the Unix vendors.

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coolvibe Member since:
2007-08-16

Oh no, not another one blaming X for all the world's problems.

Xorg is fine. Get over it already.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

What happened to Wayland?

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

I agree, KDE SC 4.4 will change the way people use computers. 2010 will finally be the year of linux

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I agree, KDE SC 4.4 will change the way people use computers. 2010 will finally be the year of linux

As much as I love Linux...no, the year of Linux is more likely something around 2035.

First of all, most people don't need Linux; they have Windows which suffices for their needs. Secondly, their software stack is usually tied to a single platform. Third and most important, I still see lots of issues related to video; missing features in open-source drivers, buggy closed-source ones, neither of them being configured the same way etc. Non-geek users just can't tackle with such, and even geek users often do not wish to tackle with such when they can get work done easier on another OS.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree, KDE SC 4.4 will change the way people use computers. 2010 will finally be the year of linux

Linux is just a kernel and it's already being used in millions of devices around the world.
There is no the year of Linux. It's already been several years.
As for the desktop: Linux systems are very well supported these days. Day to day use is no problem any longer. As long as the Linux, KDE and other FOSS communities are healthy, it doesn't matter if Linux systems have an installed base of 1% or 84%.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

2010 will finally be the year of linux


Oh man, I love it when people say that. Most of the tech press stopped after the first ten "Year of the linux"s, but every once in awhile you still hear it.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Yeah, and 2010 will be the year of the linux desktop, and linux will take over the world and bla, bla, bla...

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