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LinuxPlanet: Leading and Bleeding with XFree86 4.0 and KDE 2 Beta

May 15, 2000, 15:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Courtney)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"It all started with an annoying bug in KMail, and it has ended with my primary Linux machine running a new version of glibc, the latest XFree86, and the brand-new beta of KDE. In this article, written just a few hours after all this came to be, I'll walk you through the installation process and give a brief first look at the new KDE."

"Fair warning: This is an installation overview and a first impression of the new KDE, not a tutorial. If you know more than me you don't need my help, and if you know less than me you have no business trying this at home. If you're a newbie, just skip to the KDE "first look" section and enjoy knowing that this will soon be coming to a desktop near you (the KDE team is saying late summer). Or, if you really want to try this, ask a more experienced friend or users' group to help you out. If you're a veteran Linux guru, this article will give you a synopsis of the steps I followed (hopefully helping you to avoid some of the empirical parts). Veteran or newbie alike, if you decide to try anything described here--make a system backup of the old version first!"

"I had KDE 1.1.2 installed, running, and very stable on my Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 machine. KDE was working great, and I was happy with it. I looked at GNOME, liked it as well, but didn't have any real reason to switch. The only thing I hated about KDE was that KMail wouldn't send messages."

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