kde 3, 4, 4.5[?] How to install to kde 4 (or newer)?

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 14 00:24:08 GMT 2010

On 2010/02/13 18:16 (GMT-0500) hud ramelan composed:

> I have been running PCLINUXOS 2009 for the past few weeks with kde 3
> packaged with it.  I have noticed that kde has advanced to kde 4 or 4.5 and
> that kde 3 is somewhat outdated.

If you look in the archives of this list and those of the popular distros
that include KDE that there is a huge constituency of KDE3 users who have
tried KDE4 and switched back. Before "upgrading" to KDE4, you should make
sure you're familiar enough with KDE3 to know what you're giving up if you
switch. KDE4 is a ground up rewrite that even at v4.4 still lacks some
features that KDE3 included.

That said, you need not delete KDE3 in order to have KDE4. There's a login
manager menu that allows you to choose session type, which means you can
install KDE3, KDE4, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE and/or several others, and choose among
any of them when logging in each time.

There is a performance penalty for having both KDE3 and KDE4 installed at the
same time, so if your system isn't among the fastest you'll probably want to
pick one or the other after familiarization with both and remove the other to
eliminate that penalty.
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