"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
"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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