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KDE to Say Buh-Bye to Screensavers

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ostatic.com: KDE just keeps getting better and better. Developers are working on a new screen-locking implementation which will cause screensavers to stop working. So, let's see, in 4.8 we won't be able to turn off compositing effects and now our screensavers will no longer work.

10 Ksplash Screen Themes For KDE 4.x

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linuxnov.com: A great Ksplash theme collection for KDE 4.x featuring many Linux distributions. Innovative themes designed to be suitable to many users who would like to customize the default Ksplash theme.

King of KDistros

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Well, done at last! After some time gathering opinions from readers and quite some more time testing each one of the contenders, I have finished my comparison of the best of the best in KDE distros.

KDE Ships SC 4.7.1

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dot.kde.org: Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.7 series.

more on Active strategy

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  • aseigo: more on Active strategy
  • the on-screen keyboard
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 28th August
  • Share, Like and Connect

Plasma Active entering beta

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aseigo.blogspot.com: At the beginning of this year, the Plasma team was itching to extend Plasma's coverage of the device spectrum. We already had Desktop and Netbook interfaces, and while maintaining and incrementally improving those, we wanted to show case the possibilities of Plasma by creating a full fledged touch interface for devices.

First Plasma Active experience

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  • Tablet Fun and Games
  • First Plasma Active experience

KDE Frameworks 5.0: What it means for KDE

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thinkdigit.com: There have been some rather interesting announcements from the KDE community that give an idea of where the desktop environment is headed. In very short, KDE Frameworks 5.0 will begin development soon!

KDE Performance Boost Ahead

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ostatic.com: Have you experienced performance issues when using KDE? If so, then you aren't the only one. And one KDE hacker is trying to address them.

Aaron Seigo talks about the KDE SC 5.0 - and more

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Interviews

derstandard.at: Applications and workspaces will follow the frameworks - Plasma Active's influence and why the traditional desktop won't be killed by the mobile space

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