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A Week with KDE 3.4rc1

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Well, what can I say that I haven't already said? Not the best way to start an article hoping to get read, but this has been the most uneventful week using kde yet, and I've been using kde quite a long time.

Them derned ole developers did such a nice job that I can't find anything to complain about! What's up with that? How am I ever gonna get anyone to read my story if I can't b*tch and complain?

All jesting aside, this really is the slickest, prettiest, most stable window manager for linux available today. Oh I know it may have some rivals in the stablity department with some of the lighter offerings, but if you factor in the eye candy availability with ease of use, kde is the winner hands down.

I have experienced not one crash since installing this release candidate. In fact I haven't had one bad side effect, I've moved big files around, unrar'd even larger archives, and deleted many a humongous files trying to get that laggy drop in performance I experienced with the last beta. I've opened dozens of windows and then changed settings drastically trying to get a crash. I have visited websites in konqueror I know have sent me directly to the terminal in the past with no luck!

All I can say is <sarcastic>thanks a lot KDE!</sarcastic> Maybe I'll have better luck next round of beta testing!

KDE 3.4 is rumored to be unleashed onto the population this upcoming week. I heard they've been hard at work fixing last minutes bugs and such this past week. It's been quite a while since I've been so excited about a release of anything that I check the mirrors each morning first thing for any signs of the sources.

Seriously, thank you KDE team for all your hardwork and making my Linux experience much more rewarding.

If you haven't seen screenshots for the rc, please feel to view mine. I have default at the beginning and work my way towards some customization at the end.

Who cares

Who cares what you call it. I call it beautiful! Big Grin

Yep, it's nice!

Installed Tex's PCLinuxOS KDE 3.4 RC1 rpm's from unstable repository today. Your right srlinuxx, this "desktop environment" is SWEET! Haven't had any crashes or other problems with it and I been trying to find some bugs all day. 3.4 Final should be out in just a few days, WooHoo.
Makes me shutter just to think what KDE 4.0 might be like, Wink Sal

re: Yep, it's nice!

Now I'm torn, do I update or what for his next release? Big Grin

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