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."