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!