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KDE Software Compilation 4.10 RC1 Released 59

jrepin writes "Today KDE released the first release candidate for its renewed Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. Thanks to the feedback from the betas, KDE already improved the quality noticeably. Further polishing new and old functionality will lead to a rock-stable, fast and beautiful release in January, 2013. One particular change in this RC is an updated look to Plasma workspaces."
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KDE Software Compilation 4.10 RC1 Released

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  • Stable? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by magic maverick ( 2615475 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @06:09PM (#42341481) Homepage Journal

    I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I tried Unity (for a few weeks to let it seep in), and really didn't get it, so I installed Gnome 3. It has it's flaws, many of which are solved by extensions. Recently I got sick of some of the limitations and decided to try KDE. An apt-get install kde-desktop later, and I can. Except that it seems to be incredibly unstable. I'd already installed some games (Konquest, Ksirk, etc.) and these also seemed to be buggy. E.g. go to the about menu and it crashes...
    Well, KDE is buggy (at least on Ubuntu). I tried one of those widgets, the bouncing ball. It froze up my entire screen. And my computer is new (with an i7 CPU with loads of RAM). What with that and some other problems (I can't just recall) I gave up on KDE and went back to Gnome 3. Pity, Gnome 3 is limited as I said.

    And if Debian just worked with my wireless, sound and touchscreen out of the box, I would use it instead. But it doesn't. Ubuntu does.

  • by colin_faber ( 1083673 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @06:24PM (#42341669)

    To me, having used it exclusively for the last 6+ years, it's never been better. Very stable, everything works, and it's reasonably fast, even on my 1000PE Eee.

    With the right configuration, it can also be very pretty. If you really want to find out, grab the latest the Kubuntu 12.10 live cd and play around with it your self.

  • Re:Stable? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Tarlus ( 1000874 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @06:25PM (#42341675)

    I'd recommend going a non-Ubuntu route if you want to try KDE out. Kubuntu's implementation is not without its quirks and you may find that other distros offer a more polished (if not vanilla) KDE 4 experience which is actually quite pleasant.

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