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9 reasons why you should switch to KDE 4.5

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There are two kinds of Linux users in the world – those who use Gnome and those who dislike KDE.

You can't blame them – to call KDE releases so far a disaster would be something of an understatement – but the tide has now turned.

Over 16,000 bug fixes and 1,700 new features later, the KDE developer unveiled KDE 4.5. The release has started popping up in many Linux distros, and it looks and feels stunning.

Here are nine reasons why it's time to log off Gnome and switch to KDE.

1. Performance leap

If you want a fully-fledged desktop that looks the business, KDE is now as fast as Gnome. On a decent spec box, the boost in performance in KDE 4.5 is evident immediately; it loads quickly, and application launches and switching are faster than in previous releases.

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