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[News] KDE4 Works Well Out of the Box When Windows Fails

  • Subject: [News] KDE4 Works Well Out of the Box When Windows Fails
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 18:56:53 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Linux Desktop Ready for the Users

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| I often say that my hypothetical user for 
| Kubuntu is my girlfriend. Unfortunately I'm 
| between girlfriends at the moment but the 
| intent is still there. Someone who uses the 
| computer for everyday tasks of web 
| browsing, chatting, watching videos, 
| listening to music, writing some documents, 
| storing photos. But also someone who 
| doesn't care about computers any more than 
| I care about my car, it should do the job 
| but I don't want to have to fiddle with it 
| to get it to work. Unfortunately I rarely 
| get the chance to try out Kubuntu on such 
| users, my family have all been using 
| computers far longer than I have and are 
| just as stuck in their ways as I am in 
| mine.
| But yesterday I did get a chance to install 
| Kubuntu on a dying WIndows machine. The 
| worst part of the process was booting up 
| Windows to see how much disk space there 
| was, it took 20 minutes to boot up loading 
| all the half broken vendor apps and anti-
| virus software. Then it took 20 minutes 
| just to shut down, every 30 seconds 
| interrupted by a "missing .dll" or similar 
| dialogue.
| So up boots Kubuntu from the CD in half the 
| time than Windows boots from hard disk. All 
| hardware working perfectly. 



KDE 4.3.2 Release Announcement

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| KDE Community Ships Second Translation and Service
| Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous
| Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation
| Updates
| October 6th, 2009. Another month has passed since the
| release of KDE 4.3.0, so today the KDE Community
| announces the immediate availability of KDE 4.3.2, a
| bugfix, translation and maintenance update for the
| latest generation of the most advanced and powerful
| free desktop. KDE 4.3.2 is a monthly update to KDE
| 4.3. It ships with a desktop workspace and many
| cross-platform applications such as administration
| programs, network tools, educational applications,
| utilities, multimedia software, games, artwork,
| development tools and more. KDE's award-winning tools
| and applications are available in more than 50
| languages.

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