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KDE 4.5: KDE 3.5's Stability + KDE 4.0's Promised Features

Sep 02, 2010, 18:34 (15 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Prashanth for this link. ]

"My last review of KDE 4.X was a bitter disappointment, as KDE 4.4 refused to work. Period. Follow the jump to see if this version of KDE works out any better. The first thing I notice is that KDE 4.5 does, in fact, work. Yay! (A word of warning to anyone who wants to install KDE on top of another DE: do not use KDM, as it will cause problems.)

"The Cube effect

"The theme carries over largely unchanged from KDE 4.4. However, the most noticeable change is the superior integration of icons into the system tray — whereas before, icons used to look blocky and out-of-place, now they are all-white and more rounded, integrating better with the panel theme. Along with this comes better integration of GTK+ applications into the system tray, as well as better-looking (and less intrusive) notifications."

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