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KDE 4.3.5 is starting to seriously impress

Feb 16, 2010, 13:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"For the longest time I have been less than a fan of KDE 4. From the initial release, up until about 4.3.0 I was, well, less than impressed. It was buggy, it felt unstable at all points. And what was worse, for any new user who made the mistake of using a distribution with KDE 4, it gave the Linux operating system a bad name. No one wanted to use a desktop that might crash at any given moment, suck up 100% of a system CPU, or lose data. It simply wasn't worth the effort.

"But this morning I decided to give the latest iteration of KDE (4.3.5) a try and see what it had to offer. Could it make stable what had previously been so lacking in stability. And, more importantly, could it make me think KDE was once again a viable desktop for every day use. Let's take a look and see.

"Installation

"You might want to know just how to get 4.3.5 installed, so you can test this new release yourself. I installed on a Ubuntu 9.10 desktop that already had a previous KDE 4.3.x install. In order to install 4.3.5 you have to open up your /etc/apt/sources.list file and uncomment the line:"

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