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How a �Welded-to KDE3.5 User� Began a Move to KDE4.4 - Part 1

Nov 22, 2010, 16:03 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Well I have done what I swore I would never do: I have managed to get KDE 4.4 to work for me on openSUSE 11.3. I always intended to move to either Xfce or Gnome once openSUSE 11.1 (which runs KDE3.5) ceased to be supported, however about three days ago I decided to try KDE4.4 again and really see if I could make it work. At this stage the reader should be aware that I am not a software programmer, nor a person who really knows the "innards" of a Linux computer. I have used Linux as my sole desktop for the past 10 years and I equate myself with an experienced driver who could change spark plugs, oil, tires, light bulbs etc., but would never contemplate the thought of replacing a cam-shaft.

"I am pleased that I have been able to make KDE4.4 run virtually the same as KDE 3.5 and feel a little hypocritical after all my unpleasant diatribes against KDE4, but the point I want to make is that it is possible to remove many (but not all) of my dislikes for KDE4. I am going to keep KDE4.4 as my main desktop for the present, if only to familiarize myself even more with a window manager about which I still remain very cautious."

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