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KDE 4.1 Released

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. malware New Member

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    Six months after the release of KDE 4.0, the KDE community today announced KDE 4.1, the second most important release in the KDE 4 era. KDE 4.1 brings support for a lot of new applications and newly developed features. It is also the first KDE4 release to contain the Personal Information Management suite KDE-PIM with its E-Mail client KMail, the planner KOrganizer, Akregator, the RSS feed reader, KNode, the newsgroup reader and many more components integrated into the Kontact shell. Furthermore, the new desktop shell Plasma, introduced in KDE 4.0, has matured to a point where it can replace the KDE 3 shell for most casual users. If you're using KDE Linux distribution, and you find KDE 4.1 to be interesting for you, make sure to take some time and read through the full changelog here. To download the complete source code for KDE 4.1.0 please click here.

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  2. PCpraiser100 New Member

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    Nice Interface!
     
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    sexy. so if I run Ubuntu I can download this and use it?
     
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    Just download Kubuntu -- it's the KDE version of Ubuntu. There's instructions on their front page as to how to get the KDE 4.1 libraries working.

    But, aye -- KDE is shaping up to be pretty nice. I like the way they've simplified it's appearance since the earlier versions -- I know some people liked the customization ability, but it could get overwhelming, and is usually way to complex for most users.

    4.1 looks very mac-ish, which isn't a bad thing.
     
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    what he said ^^

    ubuntu is gnome
    kubuntu is the kde version
     
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    meaning, get lots of ram?
     
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    Yeah, more than likely. Probably not as much as MacOS itself needs, though.
     
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    This looks pretty cool. I'll have to check it out. Thanks malware. :toast:
     
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    meh...

    And Xubuntu uses Xfce shell!:D
    Spartan interface, productivity oriented...big thumb's up
    Wastes les resources on visual bling, perfect for servers and the such.

    Edit: I just found out about Fluxbuntu, uses Fluxbox shell. Even less of a strain for the system resources. but last update was 9 months ago.
     
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    i tried xubuntu, but they've gone and stripped the ability to access network shares .... :(
     
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    That's the wrong information, The time Kubuntu was released(the latest one) 4.1 wasn't there and there is a simpiler way to get Kubuntu into Ubuntu, use the code
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    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
    That gets kubuntu and then at the login window select options and then select session, in session you'll get the list of available window manager's. XFCE can be had in a similar way.

    Here's how to get 4.1 in ubuntu
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Install-KDE-4-1-On-Ubuntu-8-04-91034.shtml
     
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    They've gone with the "Real men dont click!" philosophy. :) Less than Slakerware though... I know it's a pain since they removed the native network sharing but you can still mount a folder as a network browse. Of course for that you install Samba and fusesmb, and go through quite a bit of config. :p

    Truth be told, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, whatever... performance wise how much can it matter? if I want to use it as a server I install & confing all I need then I disable the KDE, Xfce or whatever anyway, then leave it headless and manage it through VPN when and if needed.
     
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    does it come in english?
     
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    well it looks like Italian....
     
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    all the links i found are in english, first post and users.
     
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    OS X uses less ram than either XP or Vista (yes, even after you disable Superfetch)

    Back on topic: So this essentially amounts to what 4.0 should've been? 4.0 was definately beta quality software. Tho I still love it so far. Hope 4.1 is in the Livna repo (don't feel like going thru the hassle of compiling. lol).
     
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    fluxbox FTW!
     
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    sudo apt-get install kde4-core
     
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    according to the KDE devs, it shouldn't. I haven't ran 4.0 yet but from what I've seen, it is a pretty efficient desktop even for its immaturity. plus it just looks damn sexy
     
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    i noticed your avatar and i am assuming you use freebsd more than linux. have you heard good things about the new KDE in freebsd?
     
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    nothing so far, my buddy compiled the source on his bsd box and he had no troubles. BTW, I do infact use linux more than bsd ATM. Been using Gentoo for almost a year, but then again, portage is a lot like ports.
     
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    So... you just like distro icon buttsex pics? :confused:
     
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    i love ports. i want to get a laptop when i go back to school and it would have to be one i can get freebsd on with full functionality. that can be a big pain, especially wireless networking. the challenge is always fun though.
     
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