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KDE4: The Future of the X Desktop?

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connectedinternet.co.uk: The biggest issue keeping the X desktop from feeling like a polished system is the presence of multiple desktop environments leads to applications being developed using a wide variety of GUI toolkits.

The KDE 4.3 beta: KDE Returns to Incremental Releases

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earthweb.com: With the release of the KDE 4.3 beta, the project is returning to incremental releases, and concentrating on customization and ease of use on the desktop, the panel, and system settings.

Integrate Google Gadgets with Plasma in Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

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With the release of KDE 4.2, Google Gadgets became fully integrated into Plasma. You can add them to your desktop with a few clicks of your mouse.

Why I Switched from GNOME to KDE

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earthweb.com: Three weeks ago, I switched my main desktop from GNOME to KDE. The switch was not a rejection of GNOME, nor an unreasoning enthusiasm for KDE.

some kde app stuff

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MacOSX-like Dock Menu for KDE: Fancy Tasks [Linux]

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Here is a video (watch in full-screen) to get a better idea about this Mac OSX-like dock menu for KDE:

Kongoni 1.12.2-alpha (Sophocles) released

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South Africa’s newest GNU/Linux distribution, Kongoni, yesterday released its first alpha release for the upcoming 1.12.2 release.

Get The Most Out Of KDE4’s Folderview Widget

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maketecheasier.com: One of the most innovative and simultaneously controversial features of KDE 4 is the Plasma widget, Folderview. Simply put, it allows a user to display the contents of a file system folder within a widget on the desktop.

KDE 4.2.3 Released

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The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cuagmire", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.3), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation 4.2.

KDE 4.3: First Widget for Social Desktop

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linux-magazine.com: A widget has been included in KDE 4.3 as the first implementation of the „Social Desktop“ which allows the user to view other KDE users in his or her city or region.

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Introducing Gthree

I’ve recently been working on OpenGL support in Gtk+, and last week it landed in master. However, the demos we have are pretty lame and are not very good to show off or even test the OpenGL support. I’ve looked around for some open source demos that used modern GL that we could use, but I didn’t find anything that we could easily use. What I did find though, was a lot of WebGL demos that used three.js. This looked like a very nice open source library for highlevel 3d rendering. At first I had some plans to bind OpenGL to gjs so that we could run three.js, but this turned out to be a hard. Instead I started converting three.js into C + GObject, using the Gtk+ OpenGL support and the vector/matrix library graphene that Emmanuele has been working on recently. Read more

Swiss crowdfund pays for signed PDFs LibreOffice

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Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge

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