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KDE 4.2: Finally a new Linux desktop I can like


I won’t rehash my feelings about earlier versions of KDE. Suffice it to say I didn’t like it and you can review my comments about KDE 4.0 and KDE 4.1 elsewhere. At first glance, I also wasn’t impressed with KDE 4.2, but I decided to give it one more try, after some performance fixes in the latest edition, and I’m finally impressed.

What got me to look at KDE 4.2.2 was the unofficial release of openSUSE 11.1 ‘Reloaded’ with KDE 4.2.2 packages. As Joe Brockmeier, openSUSE’s community manager told me, “This is an installable live CD, so it’s good for anybody who wants to run 11.1 without having to grab all of the updates since December, and for users who want to test out the latest & greatest KDE without having to re-do their system.”

Brockmeier, aka Zonker, added “This is not an ‘official’ release, so it’s not gotten the same level of testing as an ‘official’ release, but should be a relatively good release and is based on packages from 11.1, excepting the later KDE software.”

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