Trying Out KDE4

KDE 4.1 became available in the FreeBSD ports so I figured I’d give it a try.  Some stuff is missing but I like what I am seeing so far.  I have been using it for the past week or so with no problems and no crashes or anything like that.  It’s been stable enough that I could use it as my primary setup.

The biggest thing that it’s missing are some of the customization options.  I can’t move the  panel to the left side of the screen and set it to auto hide like I prefer it.  I could place it either at the top of the bottom of the screen.  I stuck with the top and It’s actually growing on me  being placed up there.

The new menu took a little getting used to but I like it now.  It seems to be easier to find stuff now that I know where it is.

It’s nice to know that it coexists with kde3 so I can switch back anytime I need to or want to.  Even better is the fact that there are other options if neither of them turned out to be what I want.

KDE4 feels faster and seems a little better on memory usage.  As it matures I  think this is going to turn out to be really nice.  It should be pretty interesting to see how it matures over time.