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    Phoronix: KDE 4.2 Answers The Needs Of End-Users

    A year after KDE 4.0 was released (with celebrations at the Google Plex) and six months after releasing KDE 4.1, the K Desktop Environment has now reached a new milestone. KDE 4.2 "The Answer" has been released, which the K Desktop Environment community is confident will even be able to satisfy the needs of normal non-technical end-users...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzAxOQ

  • #2
    AMD R6xx/R7xx docs
    KDE 4.2 released

    That's how I want it.

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    • #3
      I hope this version is finally up to standards.

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      • #4
        This is going to be a good fricking year.

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        • #5
          http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122606

          Even 4 new nv updates

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          • #6
            great!!!!!! Finally kde4 is reaching a real stable state and in time be feature-rich!

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            • #7
              That's a bold title there

              Congrats to KDE devs & users!

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              • #8
                So wait for 4.3?

                Sorry I couldn't resist. I'll be trying 4.2 with the next point release of my favorite distribution. KDE 3.5 will still be an option, Gnome not so much. I'm hoping for 4.2

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                • #9
                  You can also wait for 5.0 :P

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                  • #10
                    I have to say I'm not impressed by the performance. Even without compositing it's hardly usable. This is on two machines less than a year old with core2 duo processesors and 3GB of ram.

                    I figure there must be something wrong here, but there doesn't appear to be. GNOME runs plenty fast, even with the compositor. Why is KDE so slow?

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                    • #11
                      @TechMage89:

                      eh?

                      on my in-order execution machines, yeah, KDE4 isn't all that snappy. on my out-of-order execution machines, it's fine. A speed-demon? no. Significantly less of an abomination that Firefox 3? yes. A small set backwards from 3.5.9? also yes.

                      For the record, my current "main rig" is an Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB of DDR1 with a Geforce 6200 256MB AGP card. So, yeah, it's a little long in the tooth. But I don't see what the big deal is. Are you using a GeForce 7 or 8 series with the 177-series drivers? I hear those cards with those drivers like to seriously but-heads with Kwin and Plasma.

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                      • #12
                        I have KDE 4.1 running on a 300Mhz dual PII and it runs half decently although CPU usage sits at 40% for a good while after it appears to have loaded then it drops down to normal levels... I prefer LXDE though or some custom mashup I just installed it to poke around with it


                        If im thinking right there were some bugs (since been fixed from what i've read) that caused lagging on nvidia graphics

                        IMO the job of a GUI is to put pretty graphics on the screen and be smart about it.... does KDE do that? well the first part but there is a LOT i found lacking in 4.1 .. 4.2 is supposed to be in the ArchLinux repo but i think my package database is messedup cause it won't update
                        Last edited by cb88; 01-27-2009, 10:38 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TechMage89 View Post
                          I have to say I'm not impressed by the performance. Even without compositing it's hardly usable. This is on two machines less than a year old with core2 duo processesors and 3GB of ram.

                          I figure there must be something wrong here, but there doesn't appear to be. GNOME runs plenty fast, even with the compositor. Why is KDE so slow?

                          Did you try to run KDE 4 in vesa?

                          http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14903

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                          • #14
                            I upgraded to KDE 4.2 yesterday, but managed to remove the icon "System Settings" from the K Menu...

                            Does anyone know how I might get it back?

                            Yes, I am a clumsy, bad boy...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sabriah View Post
                              I upgraded to KDE 4.2 yesterday, but managed to remove the icon "System Settings" from the K Menu...

                              Does anyone know how I might get it back?

                              Yes, I am a clumsy, bad boy...
                              Where did you remove it from? In KDE 4.2 RC 1, it was in the favorites tab and also in the computer tab, but it can only be removed from favorites here. So, to re-add it there, just right click on the system-settings icon in the computer tab and select "add to favorites".

                              (This doesn't apply if you're using the traditional menu of course)

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