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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
We were impressed with the big improvements in the first KDE 4.2 beta when it was released earlier this month. It fixed a lot of bugs and brought some impressive new features to the Plasma panel system and other areas of the desktop environment. The second beta, which was released last week, builds on that work and adds a lot of important refinements.
According to the official release announcement, over 1600 new bug reports were opened between the first and second beta releases and over 2200 bug reports were closed during the same time frame. The improvements have augmented the environment's robustness and restored some important features that were lost during the original transition between KDE 3 and KDE 4.