If you use Linux and have not been living under a rock for the past few months then you might just have heard about the latest version of KDE that is meant to change the world.
So who has used KDE 4 so far and what do you think of it?
To tell you the truth it has not lived up to the hype. I know its still really for testers at this stage and it wont be production ready until it hits 4.1 but i am still dissapointed.
My main disappointment is the fact i still cant get those fancy desktop effects working. Im blaming this more on the ati drivers but its still a pain.
There are a few nice new features that make life easier and prettier. Being able to use css and svg in desktop apps makes things like the system monitor look very nice indeed.
also the inclusion of a gui to renice processes can be a great help.
The lack of any stable applications that use QT4 properly also seems to be a bit of a sticking point at the minute but im sure there will be a whole plethora of them soon. Im still using a lot of the older kde3 applications like amarok 1.4.8 since the 2.0 branch is pretty much unusable at the minute.
Anyway in closing this KDE4 shows great promise but its not quite there yet. I would wait until a major Kde based distro included it or it hits the 4.1 mark before using it as your main desktop.