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KDE 4.3 Shaping Up Nicely, KWin Needs Work

Jul 28, 2009, 10:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.

"Since I'm heavily biased in that I prefer a Debian-based system, Kubuntu seemed like a logical place to start looking. However, Kubuntu doesn't even have 10% of the amount of polish that Ubuntu has, and this lack seems to only be made worse now that KDE4 is the default. Little effort has been put into making it a nice, coherent, and stable environment.

"Another attempt was OpenSUSE, but as long as OpenSUSE insists on using the archaic monolithic unusable mess that is YaST, I won't be touching that with a ten foot pole. In addition to that, their KDE 4.x implementation is very lacking, like notification bubbles appearing at the top middle of the screen instead of bottom right."

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