KDE cashew [was: Arrangement of Icons. . . .]

Alan Dacey GrokIt at ajinfosearch.com
Sun Mar 1 14:47:32 UTC 2009

 >  > > What is the "You change between Activities by clicking the cashew
 >  > > at the
 >  > > top right of your desktop background, and choose to zoom out."
 >  > > as I am a newbie what the cashew????
 >  > >
 > yes I am running K 8.04 with original KDE, am I able to upgrade to 8.10
 > without
 > any loss of data?????????

I assume so, but there is always a small chance of complete failure.  If 
I remember correctly, you have separate partitions for root and /home, 
correct?  That will limit some possible failures.  Are you still having 
that disk space problem?  There are a lot of packages to download.
The thing is that 8.10 has KDE 4.1 as the default desktop environment 
and it is not as full featured as 4.2.  You would have to get 4.2 from a 
ppa repository and it is not officially supported.  I also had some 
networking issues with Intrepid.  From what I am seeing from the 
pre-released 9.04, these problems are gone.  April 23rd (26th?) is when 
the real version comes out.  Take the time to read up on KDE 4 since it 
is different than 3.5, maybe boot from an Intrepid live CD to get used 
to it.

Johnny, Ray asked a question on the original thread and since I helped 
him before, I answered it.  He's running 8.10 with KDE 3.5.10


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