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Re: I'm in Love... KDE 4.3.1

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____/ William Poaster on Monday 07 Sep 2009 15:10 : \____

> On Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:40:14 +0200, above the shrieking & FUDding of the
> trolls, Marti van Lin was heard to say:
>> Tony Manco wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> KDE4 does not cease to excite.
>>>> I have been a user of KDE for about decade, but I did use almost every
>>>> other desktop environment and window manager, especially in the earlier
>>>> days of GNU/Linux on the desktop. KDE came naturally to me as a SuSE
>>>> user (until Novell's deal with Microsoft) and its suitability for power
>>>> user was a great plus. I still use GNOME in other places and I am
>>>> pleased to say that it's a pleasant environment too.
>>>> My first impression of KDE 4.3 is that it is a lot simpler for
>>>> newcomers (than KDE 3) and it looks fantastic. I used earlier versions
>>>> of KDE4 and they didn't cause me trouble, but this one is almost
>>>> perfect and I am unable to find noticeable wrinkles or creases. In
>>>> fact, the new release incorporates so many wonderful changes that it
>>>> would be irrational to ever step back to KDE3 again.
>>>> In the process of setting up this workstation I needed to use GParted,
>>>> which is another invaluable distribution that does precisely what it
>>>> says on the tin and does it nicely, too. I am currently on Kubuntu 9.10
>>>> (alpha 5), but I did not leave Mandriva behind. In fact, almost every
>>>> distribution that I try these days leaves me satisfied. They all do,
>>>> after all, share the same components; integration work is where it all
>>>> counts.
>>>> So, thumbs up to the KDE team, the Kubuntu team, and the GParted
>>>> maintainer/s. At this pace, the domination of GNU/Linux on the desktop
>>>> too seems only like a matter of time.
>>> You are not the only one in love with it... :-P
>> Neither are you :-)
>> I am defiantly turning back to KDE.
> I've got Kubuntu 9.04 (64-bit) on this machine, to try it, & with KDE
> 4.2.2 it's rock steady & looking very good.
> I have it installed on another one too, & upgraded KDE to 4.3.1 (but it's
> unsupported). They intend to release KDE 4.3.1 with Kubuntu Karmic (9.10).
> Also got Mandriva 2010 Beta with it, but I'm getting some apps crashing
> the plasma-desktop (as you'd expect with alpha/beta releases, so I'm
> reporting bugs to the Mandriva developers.
>> Thanks, Miguel de Icaza, for making the choice so easy :-p
> Heh, yes!

I haven't experienced crashes except for one minor one (didn't see anything 
actually crashing/disappearing), even in KDE 4.1.x.

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