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Open Letter to Alan Yates of Microsoft

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In his reply to the Massachusetts decision to use only documents in OpenDocument format, the Microsoft manager Alan Yates writes: (paraphrased) Star Office, Open Office, KOffice and IBM Workplace are all derivatives of the same codebase. Thus there is only one program that supports Open Document, and that is illegal. This is, of course, not true.

KDE Accessibility Cooperation

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Recent weeks have seen a lot of cooperative activity between the KDE Accessibility Team and various other Free Software accessibility teams.

Also: eWeek has a nice article summarizing some of the new features of the KDE 3.5 Beta.

Announcing KDE 3.5 Beta 1

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September 21, 2005 (The Internet) - The KDE Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KDE 3.5 Beta 1, dubbed "Kanzler".

Aaron Seigo Interviewed on TLLTS Podcast

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Last night KDE developer Aaron Seigo was interviewed on the live weekly Podcast The Linux Link Tech Show. Episode 101 is now available for download.

KDE Quickies: KDE 3.5 Review, Kontact Introduction

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This KDE 3.5 Alpha review shows us some new features coming soon. *** Alternative KDE file manager Krusader found themselves new web hosting. *** Linux.com introduces us to Kontact.

Beauty and Magic for KDE

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One of the most hotly anticipated presentations at this year's KDE World Summit, better known as "aKademy", was Zack Rusin's intriguing "Beauty and Magic for KDE developers." As the developer conference continued, more and more people heard of the amazing visual effects that Zack was going to demonstrate.

Kat - Desktop Search Environment Updated

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Software

Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Today marks the release of version 0.6.3 fixing serveral bugs.

KDE kcheckpass Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Security

A vulnerability has been reported in kcheckpass, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Patch available.

KDE and digiKam Receive TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award

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With its Issue #6, TUX Magazine published the winners of its first annual Readers' Choice Awards, placing KDE in the first place in the "Favorite Desktop Environment" category and digiKam first in the "Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool".

Usability Events at aKademy 2005

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Usability has grown over the year since the last aKademy. During the Coding Marathon portion of the conference, the KDE-Usability group gave several presentations and tutorials so developers can learn more about usability, and get live usability support while they hacked away.

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