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Linux Mint 11 KDE to be Based on Debian, Maybe

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Linux Mint 11 GNOME was released nearly two months ago. Some of us have been waiting for the KDE version to test (and possibly use) and wonder where it is. Today a blog post by Clem gives a clue.

No release date was given, but a release candidate is hoped for sometime this month. Clem said, "Linux Mint 11 KDE has been in testing for a couple of weeks and during its testing a couple of design decisions were made, including important changes in the software selection and the look and feel." But he identified some issues they've been encountering. These include a "lack of performance and the amount of resources needed by the Kubuntu base... along with a regression in the installer." Although these issues are being handled, some on the Mint team think it might be better to forego Kubuntu and just switch to their Debian base. This solution would provide the "performance it needs and make KDE a viable alternative on mid-spec computers."

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