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KDE 4.1 is teh awesome

Writing this post under KDE 4.1 Beta 2.

Downloaded the new Mandriva 2009.0 to test out their implementation of KDE 4.1 Beta 2 and boy… It rocks. Plasma is coming along and is useable now. Folderview rocks. Nepomuk integration rocks. Font rendering rocks. General looks is sexy. The whole thing flies even when under a Live CD environment on my lame old T41 laptop.

I seriously can’t wait to replace my current Gentoo 3.5.9 installation with 4.1 once the final comes out and it gets to Portage Trees. Might even replace the Kubuntu installation on this work laptop with the final Mandriva. Sorry Kubuntu guys, but your distribution just feels…. not so sexy when comparing it to the works of Mandriva. Maybe it’s time for Canonical to fully embrace Kubuntu and lent Jonathan Riddell more than just one hand – and maybe be a bit less conversative in terms of styling and finish? Just look at the default Mandriva Screensaver, it’s a piece of art really.

In one sentence – KDE 4.1… Bloody looking forward to it. Kudos to Aaron and all the other developers. You guys rock!

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  1. Aaron Seigo
    July 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    thanks! =)

    (and we won’t slow down for 4.2, either =)

  2. Gordon Schulz
    July 11, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    🙂 I know you awesome people won’t.
    Thinking of a fully integrated KDE 4.x desktop with all frameworks/technologies in place sounds really, really cool. Even in this early state of implementation one can (now) clearly see the vision KDE is heading to in later releases. Looking forward to it, really am.

  3. July 11, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    One of our developers comments:

    ” this guy probably didn’t test the same live CD that I built”

    still, er, we’re pleased that you’re so improbably happy with it so far =)

    (AdamW, Mandriva)

  4. Gordon Schulz
    July 11, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Adam,

    I really lol’d irl to that comment. 🙂

    Kudos to all your developers – if that was just the Alpha 2 (which I guess it was from the .iso I burned ;p), the final release will most certainly be awesome. Mandriva is really setting the bar high for all KDE-centric distributions out there. I know why I recently got my Mum and Dad – which really have no Linux experience at all – some Mandriva Flash sticks.

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