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KDE 4 Isn't Too Bad, After All

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In late 2007, I was getting antsy. KDE 4.0 was right around the corner, and I wanted it there now. Sure, I'm impatient, but all throughout the beta and RC period, I tried to ignore as much KDE 4.x related speak as I could, as I wanted as much of the OS to be a surprise as possible. Sure, I might be different that way... but I find it a lot of fun to sit down in front of unexplored territory, and take it all in at once. When the release happened on January 11, 2008, I immediately downloaded a Live CD of some distro to take it for a spin before committing to a install on my own machine.

Well, after all that waiting, as sad as it was, I was ultimately disappointed with KDE 4.0. I don't in any way consider myself to be a minimalist, but I do like a clean and rather straight-forward interface. I customized my KDE 3 environment to be as clean as possible, and it was very easy to do given the insane number of customization options. With KDE 4, I found that a lot of the control had been taken away, and even today, I find that KDE 3 beats the pants off of KDE 4 any day where that's concerned. But, KDE 4 seems to have gotten better with age. At least, that's how it appears to me.

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