KDE in Linux Distributions
The preview release of Kubuntu 5.10 (Breezy) has been released. The release announcement lists the new features and where to download. Kubuntu Breezy includes the latest KDE 3.4.2. Although this is a beta release it should be quite safe for everyday use, so give it a shot and let us know how you get on.
The Kubuntu team is pleased to announce the preview of their first release. Kubuntu is a new distribution using the solid base of Ubuntu and the stunning KDE 3.4 desktop, released yesterday. This preview release includes both install CDs and bootable Live CDs for three architectures available for download now.
"Klax" is an i486 GNU/Linux Live-CD based on Slackware 10.1 with a patched Qt 3.3.4 and a complete KDE 3.4 Beta 2. Additionally it also contains KOffice 1.3.5 and k3b 0.11.20. All this within an ISO image of only 373MB. It can be used to give you an impression of the upcoming KDE 3.4, to verify if bugs still exist or discover new ones and to make screenshots. For more information and the download site visit the "Klax" Homepage.
There's an old joke about how a burgler makes a cake. The recipe begins "To bake a cake, first steal two eggs". Of course, if you really don't want to do any baking in the first place, and all you really wanted was a simple pre-packaged cupcake, all this recipe stuff (not to mention hunting down the different ingredients needed) may be more trouble than it's worth. Occasionally, that's been my experience migrating from Windows to Linux. One such occasion has been my recent attempt to upgrade KDE from version 3.1 to 3.3.