openSUSE 12.1 ships with kde4.7.2 which a great release.
You can upgrade KDE to kde 4.8 by doing this:
Open a terminal and become su -
su term.mpeg - YouTube
Once su -
Paste the following using your mouse
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/48/openSUSE_12.1/ kde48
If you want the kde extras add this too
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_48_openSUSE_12.1/ kde-extra
(a) to accept when asked
Now close the terminal and do this on the kde48 repo
If you run in to dependency issues and can’t figure it out. Ask for help.
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