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I like Plasma 5

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Yes, you read that well. I’m a hardcore Gnome user since… 2002 and I don’t really to switch to KDE/Plasma just yet. However, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts concerning Plasma, the new name of the KDE desktop. Plasma 5 is the brand new KDE desktop, coming after the KDE 4.x series and only a handful of distributions have picked up on it. As it were, you could already install and run Plasma 5 on Arch Linux since about January 2015 and a bit earlier I think but as I was reporting here, I was busy with my new laptop and getting progressively into emacs; as such I did not pay much attention to it. During FOSDEM however I noticed Plasma 5 at the KDE and OpenSuse booths and I spent a minute standing there: I really liked what I was looking at, but I was thinking that some sort of heavy theming of the KDE desktop had been going on for the event.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features

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Kubuntu 15.04, due later this month, will be the first stable release of the distro to ship with the new KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment as default.

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9 reasons to use KDE

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I really like the command line interface (CLI) in Linux. It bestows great power upon its users, and I spend a good deal of time availing myself of those powers. And yet without the GUI desktop I would still be limited. It is through the combination of the GUI and the command line that I find the power of Linux to be more fully realized.

As with many things in Linux, there are several choices available for desktops. A short list includes Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, LXDE, GNOME, KDE, and for the kids, Sugar. I have tried all of these at various times over the years, and I always install all of them on my main workstation so that I can try out the latest versions of each. But despite the fact that all of these desktops have many good features, I always return to KDE.

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Plasma 5.3 Beta Improves Power Management and Adds Media Centre Preview

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Today KDE releases a beta release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.95.

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Review: Sabayon 15.02 KDE

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This weekend has been a little slower than usual for work, so I have a little more time to do a review. Several weeks ago, I downloaded the latest version of Sabayon and kept it for a time (as now) when I'd be free to do a review. Moreover, looking through the archives of this blog, I realized that it's been almost 3 years since I've looked at Sabayon, so a fresh review is long overdue.

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KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 Officially Released with Plasma Framework Improvements

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KDE announced the immediate availability of KDE Frameworks 5.9.0, a collection of over 60 add-on libraries for the Qt 5.x GUI toolkit that can be used by KDE developers to create applications and core components for the famous KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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9 Hidden Features in KDE

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Anyone who has used a desktop environment can be up and running in KDE in a matter of minutes. However, KDE has a way of hiding more advanced features, and some of them can take months or even years to discover.

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Ubuntu and KDE Spotted at CERN After LHC Restart

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The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been restarted after a two-year hiatus, and it looks like some of the researchers are using Ubuntu and a whole lot of other Linux-related props.

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Calligra 3.0 Is Being Ported to Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5, Here's What It Looks Like

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A Calligra developer wrote an interesting post on his blog informing users about the progress made on porting the KDE's number one office suite to the next-generation KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 technologies that are being used in the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta to Be Released Next Week, Adds Powerful New Features

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The great team of developers behind the KDE Project met in February 2015 in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss and plan the upcoming features that will be implemented in the highly anticipated KDE Plasma 5.3 release.

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