November 23, 2009

Expecting Great Things From Linux Mint 8 KDE

If the buzz around Kubuntu Karmic 9.10 is any indication, the pending release of Mint 8 Helena KDE should be quite an amazing release. Here's a recent stream of Twitter and Identi.ca streams regarding Kubuntu 9.10. All of these were taken today, the 23rd of November.

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@sergwy I did the same thing to an old generic laptop using Kubuntu...gave the machine a whole new lease on life. Owner was VERY happy!

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@Nefersif Thanks! I tried Kubuntu 9.10 NR. It's quite good.

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Kubuntu 9.10 installed. Now configuring. Looks damn good.

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Kubuntu Karmic 64 is really awesome! I love it! This is the first message in Kubuntu Karmic installed

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@juliancain re:os i run kubuntu & havnt been disapointed

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ioriyagami
@ingwa hehe yeah , but its like perpectual wanting. !kde's evolution is amazing.

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knopper67
!kde 4.3.3 = awesome! awesome! awesome!

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marcusharrison
Is it just me, or has it got to the point that !kde effects are smoother/faster then Compiz effects? Maybe mis-configured something, but...

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nuovodna
!KDE rocks Great Work guys!!


I have been running Kubuntu 9.10 on an old HP laptop for some time and can say it's a great computing experience. If you haven't tried it, what's stopping you?

If you have tried it, your input on what should be present on Mint 8 KDE is most welcome. You can help make the Mintified KDE4 release the best it can possibly be by joining the conversation at the Linux Mint KDE Forums.

If you have tried Kubuntu 9.10, either as a liveCD or an actual install, what are your thoughts? What would stop you from running Kubuntu or Linux Mint 8 KDE? Or, maybe better stated: What would it take to get you to try it? You just might be pleasantly surprised.