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Ubuntu: Try KDE 4.2 Now!

Dec 05, 2008, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian McLean)

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"KDE 4.1 dropped at the end of July to much fanfare, bringing KDE4 into a state that early adopters can use fairly confidently; we've all heard by now of all the things that the DE has been boasting; an entirely new look sporting much in the way of eye candy, the new 'Plasma' system for organizing desktop 'Widgets' (formerly called 'Plasmoids', but now renamed to the more neutral term), and new icons by the Oxygen Project to name but a few things. While implementing a new full-featured desktop environment, let alone one so ambitious as this, is no small feat, the team is slowly pulling together to get their DE polished to the point that reluctant adopters can feel confident in making the leap.

"For those of you who can't wait to get your hands on the upcoming release, 4.2, which is due to hit in January of next year, the first beta has just been released, and Project Neon has a repository set up to provide nightly builds of the new version! To use it with Ubuntu 8.10, add the following line to your software sources:"

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