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My Debian Adventure 3: Squeeze & KDE4

Feb 11, 2010, 08:03 (4 Talkback[s])

"I installed my first Linux distro in December of 2002, and I've been using Linux full-time instead of Windows since July of 2006. I've been using Debian since December of 2007 — I started with Etch, then moved to Lenny, and then upgraded Lenny to Squeeze a year ago.

"But because I had read so many negative things about both KDE4 and grub2 (grub-pc), I refused those upgrades when Squeeze first offered them to me several months ago — and, ever since then, I've continued to hold back all of the upgrades (currently 160) that have wanted to switch my two PCs from KDE 3.5.10 to KDE4.

"But a few days ago, I bought a new (used) 64-bit PC. Because I've read a lot of positive things about KDE 4.3.4, and because, for the first time ever, I have the luxury of my wife and I being able to continue using my other two PCs while I experiment with my new one, I decided to take the plunge and do a full-blown, fresh install of 64-bit Debian Squeeze on my new PC, using ext4 partitions, KDE4 and grub2.

"So, two days ago, that's exactly what I did."

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