Originally Posted by bdox
for example, i've had some problems with some keyboard shortcuts in KDE4.1 (Mandriva 2009), or with problems saving my sessions (only 'empty session' and 'last session' work) also many nice things konqueror (and the hole KDE3.5) had and now does not, but a new user won't miss them, will they if they come from IE?
I think KDE4 is really great, it just need some time to get 3.5-functional.
did i satisfy your curiosity?
Oh, of course. I can't wait until I can get my hands on it. I'm only waiting for the 4.2 version to come out because I think most of the major issues will be fixed.
Although I really think it's a great piece of software and it's still KDE. Some time ago I spent some time looking at their discussions and there's great ideas in there.
Just answering something I saw up there. Slackware wouldn't be difficult to her if she only uses the computer, I mean, if you usually do the administration of her computer, using it is really easy. Although, I'd stick with kubuntu or ubuntu, specially because they have apt-get: if you can't get your hands of can't remotely connect to her's computer you can guide her by phone to type a few commands and that's it, program installed. If you came from windows any possible flaw that having such a package management that solves dependencies wouldn't make any difference.