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KDE 3.5 Release Candidate 1

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KDE 3.5 is almost finished, so we have prepared a first release candidate. We want to have it tested as much as possible, so please give it a show.

Dutch Record Shop Chain Migrates 1000 PCs to KDE on Novell Linux Desktop

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At first glance, a shop is not a place where you would expect to find KDE in the workplace. Yet the Dutch Free Record Shop is deploying it on a large scale as the operating system for their point of sale systems.

OpenSync and KDE Cooperate on Unified Data Syncing

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The OpenSync and KDE teams have joined forces to create a unified library to synchronize data from mobile devices with the data on the desktop. OpenSync, the successor to the MultiSync project, provides a modular desktop-independent synchronization platform. It can be extended by plugins to support additional devices and data types.

Building Image Galleries with Konqueror

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HowTos

Did you know Konqueror has a handy little program to create photo galleries in a few quick steps? Here's how to use it.

Formation of KDE Marketing Working Group

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The KDE Marketing Working Group has formed, after being proposed by the KDE community at aKademy 2005, with the aim of improving KDE's marketing and promotion efforts.

Brazil Starts Deployment of Low Cost KDE Computers

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A new inititive by the Brazillian government will see low cost KDE based computers on sale throughout the country from next week.

KOffice Meets the Users

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Are you using KOffice? What are you using KOffice for? Why did you decide to use KOffice? What are your main problems? We want to reach our users directly and ask them what they think.

Nokia Bases Mobile Web Browser on KDE Technology

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Nokia has unveiled their new web browser for its mobile phones, based upon the KDE Project's open source technology. The browser uses the KHTML and KJS rendering engines to provide a fast and powerful web browser.

Free Remote KDE Desktops

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CosmoPOD.com offers free remote KDE desktops over NX. Anyone can sign up to have their own desktop accessible from any computer with a network connection. To find out more about the service and why KDE was the chosen desktop, KDE Dot News spoke to the man behind CosmoPOD, Stephen Ensor. Read on for the interview.

The Case for Konqueror

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SearchOpenSource.com has a short interview with David Brickner, author of Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, about Konqueror and why he believes it's the most secure Web browser available today.

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