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What's New in KDE 3.2?
March 15, 2004
KDE has come a long way in usability, stability, compatibility, and features since I first used it. The latest release of the K Desktop Environment, 3.2.1, was released March 9. But for this review, I initially looked at KDE 3.2, which shows that Linux is increasingly competitive on the desktop.
Candidly, I was concerned that KDE's size and complexity would result in a desktop that was virtually unusable. I'm pleased and surprised to report that the KDE of today is a far cry from the bug-ridden, crash-prone, bloated pig of a desktop that I abandoned with disgust in the last millennium. Read on to learn why.
The executive summary of KDE 3.2's features includes:
KDE 3.2's usability and performance has improved. One of the first changes I noticed was significantly better speed in application start-up times and Web page rendering.