The current releases have done away with the idea of showcasing the games factor and concentrate on giving an out-of-the box desktop experience.
Here’s a tutorial on how to create glassy effects on images and text, using GIMP.
The latest version of the oldest surviving GNU/Linux distro comes with updates galore, including a KDE4 desktop and ext4 filesystem. It perhaps even has everything for a geek. However, whether it makes the cut for a typical desktop user is the real question.
“KDE will very shortly become the desktop you need and not the desktop we think you need,” was something stated by someone from the KDE team. Looking at 4.3, we think there’s a fair chance that version 4.4 actually gets there.
A modern desktop with an office suite, multimedia codecs, wireless support and more. You can have all that in around 10-15 minutes.
The newly released version KDE 4.2 stands out for offering a fantastic desktop experience.
…as Captain Jack Sparrow would have said. Well anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you want KDE 4.2 aboard or not, but the new gecko can surely set sail your Black Pearl… oops! I mean, your computer.
…but is it really worth it?