Looking for a KDE replacement for Kubuntu…
Novell has got this baby hopping and it’s a serious contender for the Kubuntu replacement that I’ve been searching. Although it’s running on KDE 4.1, they seem to have put the pieces together nicely.
Plasma Desktop – like it or not
The plasma desktop, which is the new interface for KDE 4, is one of the ‘like it or not’ kind of things. I personally do not like it one bit. The tab menus are confusing. The lack of a simple “desktop” metaphor that we’ve become accustomed to, and the hokey clicking on arrows to get to sub menus, just doesn’t ‘do it’ for me.
Loading took a long time
Loading of the live CD took about 3 minutes, which seemed like forever. The CD was quiet once the loading stopped.
The default desktop is a very pleasing green with nice menu colors. The tools are all there as you’d expect. No surprises. You will have to install Gimp on your own.