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

Allen Meyers texas.chef94 at
Tue Apr 21 04:01:54 BST 2009

On 4/20/09, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at> wrote:
> 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.
> Anne & list
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Anne and list kubuntu 9.04 re-installed and ready I hope to enjoy and
appreciate KDE from a new perspective.

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