Try out KDE 4 now with the “KDE Four Live” CD

KDE 4 logo Development on KDE 4, the next major version of the popular desktop environment, continues and if you're curious as to what progress is like, you might want to take a look at what is going on right now.

Thankfully, there is a Live Linux distribution containing a recent version of the (unstable) KDE 4 which you can download and try out if you want to have a play. The distribution is based on OpenSUSE and contains recent builds of KDE 4, KOffice and Amarok 2 from the Subversion repositories.

I did download this disc myself and boot it to give it a spin, but unfortunately I ran into a few problems and didn't have much success. Of course, that is the risk that you take with running pre-release software and it is probably an issue with my specfic hardware configuration, so your mileage may well vary and you will hopefully be able to get a little further than I did!

You can download an .iso image of the "KDE Four Live" CD from, which you can then burn to disc.

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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Discussion: Try out KDE 4 now with the “KDE Four Live” CD

  1. Peter Cruickshank (guest)

    # Posted on 30 July 2007 at 03:08 PM

    No offense, but the KDE4 Alpha 2 is a month old news. In fact, the beta should be out any day now, which I'm hoping will be more worth looking at than the current collage of error messages.

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