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Top 10 KDE4 Applications

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tuxarena.blogspot: Here's a list of great applications for the KDE 4 desktop such as Yakuake, Amarok 2, and SMPlayer.

Where am I?

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andrewcoles.blogspot: One of the up-and-coming features in Plasma, thanks particularly to Petri Damstén, is the geolocation DataEngine - a backend for determining where in the world the user is.

KDE Brainstorm Monthly Digest - issue 1

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dennogumi.org: Hello, and welcome to the first “issue” of the KDE Brainstorm monthly digest. There are quite a number of ideas being posted on the KDE Brainstorm, and it would be nice to know how the initiative is faring.

KDE 4.2, NEPOMUK and Linux distributions

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rudd-o.com: NEPOMUK and Strigi do not work in the vast majority of Linux distributions. We'll see why, and how we can fix that.

Aaron Seigo Talks About KDE's Past and Future

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Interviews

itmanagement.earthweb: Aaron Seigo is one of the most public faces of the KDE desktop. Not only is he a long-time developer, but, for the past three years, he has been president of KDE e.V.. Now nearing the end of his time as president, he talked about KDE's recent past and near future, and his role in both.

Trying KDE again

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sourceguru.net: When Kubuntu switched to KDE4 as it’s main desktop, I was disheartened. KDE 4, at the time was just, well, pretty unusable for me. It kept crashing, I couldn’t do the things that I wanted to.

Introducing KDE 4: Akregator News Feed Reader

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Welcome to another issue of the Kontact series, this week we will give a look to Feeds part of Kontact, I used to use this application on KDE 3.5, and it seems like it didn't change much. But this isn't a bad thing.

The Eternal Battle: Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4

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Software

thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: It seems this debate has been discussed over and over again, with no end in site. It often looks like the only people fighting are the Gnome guys, but its the same on both sides. I cannot tell you how many times I visit a forum and ask question, and somehow everyone starts fighting.

KDE Brainstorm: 30 days, 700 ideas

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blog.sayakbanerjee.com: As we have had the KDE Brainstorm running for almost a month, reaching its 700th idea today. 27 pages of well discussed ideas that are voted upon by users.

Switching To KDE From Gnome

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customdistros.com: This morning I thought I would shake things up a little and start using KDE instead of Gnome. Installation of KDE is simple enough, but actually using it turned out to be a little different for a KDE newbie such as myself.

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