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Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: KDE 4

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openSUSE 10.3 will see the first small parts of KDE 4 creeping into the distribution. KDE 3 will still be the default KDE session for openSUSE 10.3, but KDE 4 will be making its way in steadily. The online repository will contain a current KDE 4 development snapshot, the DVD will have a fully functional and working KDE 4 session, and even on the KDE Installation CD you will have some KDE 4 games, KRDC and KRFB.

Today we will see what exactly is new in openSUSE 10.3’s KDE 4 applications and we’ll also be talking to Dirk Müller, a long-time openSUSE and KDE core developer.

KDE 4: Discover a New Desktop

KDE 4 will contain a plethora of new innovative technologies to revolutionise the Linux desktop. One of the greatest parts of the new KDE version is the porting of KDE to Qt 4, the C++ toolkit that KDE is based on. Other large improvements include projects within KDE 4 such as: Solid, a new device framework; Plasma, the new panel and user interface; Phonon, a multimedia framework; Oxygen, a new style and icon theme set for KDE 4; and Dolphin, the new default file manager.

This article however will be focusing on the new KDE 4 applications that are directly available to an openSUSE 10.3 user, and will not provide a complete overview of the changes underway for the new KDE 4 desktop, though they are well documented elsewhere.

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