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Preview: Debian 6 "Sqeeze" Part 2: KDE

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This is the second part in my series of previews of Debian 6 "Squeeze". The ISO image I used this time was again the daily build from 2010 October 3.

The boot and startup time is (again) quite fast. The desktop is a plain-Jane KDE 4.4 desktop. I realized it was KDE 4.4 due to the old system tray icons combined with tabbed windows.

Mozilla Firefox is not included; Konqueror is the only web browser present. Although Gnash is included, it kept crashing whenever I tried to use YouTube or similar sites; this is not an especially good sign, though of course the proprietary codecs themselves can be downloaded and installed after adding the appropriate repositories. I'm pretty sure, however, that the codecs crashing is the fault of the codecs, not of KDE.

OpenOffice.org is included, though it sticks out like a sore thumb against the KDE 4 Oxygen theme.

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