“KDE 4 is a radical overhaul of the popular desktop. It offers
broad improvements like the Oxygen desktop theme, SVG graphics, and
enhanced speeds thanks to the latest version of the Qt 4 toolkit.
It also offers specific improvements such as the font manager and
the Dolphin file manager. In short, there’s a lot to like.
“But, as might be expected, not all the changes are equally
successful. Nor is the situation helped by the fact that KDE 4 was
a preliminary release, and the project intends the upcoming 4.1 as
the production-ready version — as you might expect, most distros
have rushed to include the early minor releases as soon as
“After a week of regularly using KDE 4.0.2 and 4.03 releases on
my laptops, these are the improvements that would enhance KDE the