Approaching the KDE4 learning curve in as user friendly format as possible

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Mon Apr 20 22:17:06 BST 2009

On Monday 20 April 2009 20:10:47 allen meyers wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 19:41 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Monday 20 April 2009 17:28:27 allen meyers wrote:
> > > For whatever reason way back in the KDE 3 days I was happy with what I
> > > had.As development progressed I became more challenged and seemingly
> > > less able to navigate to my satisfaction, probably a patience thing so
> > > I went back to gnome.
> > > Anne has suggested to me that there is indeed a more proactive approach
> > > and I have chosen to go to list with it that might hit home for others
> > > as well.
> > > I originally shared this with Anne as a Lenny user which I am and will
> > > accept it for Lenny, but would be more comfortable using it in Jaunty
> > > which is my second OS. So either way I am game
> >
> > I'm not a kubuntu user, though I know people that are.  The important
> > thing in this case is to tell me which version of KDE4 you are running,
> > as there are important changes between KDE 4.1.x and 4.2.x.
> >
> > Anne
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> I am not sure I can explain this so that you and the list can
> understand. When I had ubuntu 8.04 and installed the KDE desktop I think
> it was 3.5 from a windows user who had just switched it seemed like
> home. As time evolved  and upgrades evolved as well I became
> disenchanted with KDE and switched to 8.10 leaving KDE behind. That
> being said I felt like I had cheated.
> I have Lenny and am willing to go that route with KDE, but whether its
> mindset or what kubuntu as an OS vs. ubuntu with KDE desktop are 2
> different animals. This could well be comprehension challenge.
> Prior to installing 9.04 ubuntu I installed 9.04 Kubuntu and just
> setting up the desktop was the most challenging thing I have ever done
> in my short Linux experience. So I uninstalled
> So based on that admission if there is an ability to ease into KDE in
> Lenny I am ready to give it a shot.
> Allen
From a quick google, I gather thant Lenny is KDE 3.5, which you feel to be 
familiar.  Kubuntu 9.04 is KDE 4.2.2, which feels very unfamiliar.  Right?

KDE 4.2.2 can be given a folderview desktop that will behave almost exactly 
like a KDE 3.5 desktop.  If that's what you want to see, put Kubuntu back, 
tell me when you're ready, and we'll get it set up for you.

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