"Featuring numerous small enhancements to system settings and
standard applications, as well as improved customization and
features on the desktop and panel, 4.2 is a significant upgrade by
any standards. Codenamed Caterpillar, the release offers hopeful
hints of the butterfly that is scheduled to emerge in January.
"For both developers and users, this milestone has been a long
time coming. When KDE 4.0 was released eleven months ago, it
sparked a user-revolt when distributions shipped it before it was
ready for general release.
"Between the radical new desktop features and the lack of
customization, KDE 4.0 provoked strong, even abusive dislike in
many users. Much of the controversy died with the release of
version 4.1, but a vocal minority continued to condemn KDE 4,
comparing it unfavorably with the highly-customizable KDE 3.5.9.
Now, KDE 4.2 offers a strong chance of silencing the remaining
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