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Plasma + KWin = beautiful !

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kdedevelopers.org: Until last week I was still running good old Slackware 12.1 with KDE 3.5.something. To make it short: it simply looks beautiful and it did not crash once.

KDE Ships 4.6.3

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dot.kde.org: Today, KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. This update is the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.6 series.

Let the user decide if in doubt

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kdeatopensuse.wordpress: Some apps are too lazy to ask the user or even claim that not asking the user – not even once – is the best solution – and even more astonishing: for the user’s good. So basically they claim to be smarter than the user or just do not care about the user’s resources or opinion.

Things I want to see in KWin

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blog.martin-graesslin: Now with the GSoC application timeline ended, I feel like blogging about some more ideas what I want to see in KWin in our next releases.

User experience, one pixel at a time

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hugo-kde.blogspot: There's been (notably) quite some discussions about how information and functionality should be presented to users, organized and formulated, in order to be complete but not overwhelming, sexy, gratifying, and elegant.

On platforms

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advogato.org: At some stage the seminal KDE vs Gnome paper vanished from its original home, and it set me thinking. What are the fundamental differences between Gnome and KDE development?

Pimping my Desktop: have KWin Desktop Effects improved in KDE 4.6.2?

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fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress: KWin Desktop Effects in past releases of KDE 4 were lacking in comparison to Compiz. After installing KDE 4.6.2 recently I decided to see if there has been any progress, and was pleasantly surprised. Although KWin is still not quite up to the standard of Compiz in all areas,

Blessed by Trinity...

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linuxblog.darkduck: I am long established fan of KDE3 (Trinity). You can guess now that I'll talk today about KDE3 implementation. But what will be the root? Never guess! The root of KDE3 will be... Ubuntu!

19 things we'd change about KDE

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techradar.com: KDE has courted controversy in recent releases. It's improved now, but it's far from being perfect. We straps on our goggles, dive into the Plasmoidal soup and dredge up some suggestions for change.

KDE: Strength in Abstraction

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ericsbinaryworld.com: I have not yet tried out Gnome Shell or Ubuntu Unity, but the biggest complaint most people level against them is that our desktops are being tablet-ified. Sure, there need to be new, innovative interfaces for tablets and phones, but that’s no reason to abandon the desktop.

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