"This version of openSUSE includes KDE 4.1, which serves up the
first truly user-ready KDE experience in the 4.x series. KDE 4.1 is
pretty usable by itself, but it's starting to feel a little bit
stale compared to the latest KDE 4.2 beta. Fortunately, the
openSUSE developers have backported some of the new hotness from
4.2 so that it can be included in openSUSE 11.1. A prominent KDE 4
feature that has landed in 11.1 is support for making the entire
desktop behave like a folder view.
"In the previous version of openSUSE, the KDE 3.5 legacy version
was made available as an option on the main installation DVD. In
11.1, the packages are still available from the DVD for manual
installation, but it is not presented as an option on the desktop
environment selection screen during the installation wizard.
According to the developers, this is the last openSUSE release that
will include officially supported KDE 3.5 packages in the main
repositories. In the future, KDE 3.5 packaging will have to be done
entirely by the community. For more details about the implications
of the KDE 3.5 phaseout, see this statement by Novell's Joe
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