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Behind KDE: Meet Ben Cooksley

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kdenews.org: In the second episode of the new Behind KDE series of interviews with KDE sysadmins, we meet KDE's "identity expert", Ben Cooksley - the guy behind the new identity.kde.org, which will be launched next week.

Kontact: How does it compare to the competition?

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Software

ghacks.net: With all of this talk about KDE 4.5 lately, I thought I should take a moment to mention a tool that hasn’t had much (or any) talk here on Ghacks. That tool is Kontact. But what is Kontact?

Demystifying Akonadi

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vizzzion.org/blog: The exotic-sounding ‘Akonadi’ refers to both a mythological figure and the KDE platform’s central information framework. This article will dispel some of the mystery about how Akonadi will improve performance and integration, and how it is being rolled out into KDE applications.

Make use of the KDE 4.5 Clipboard

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HowTos

ghacks.net: In this article I am going to introduce you to the Klipper tool contained within the KDE 4.5 desktop.

Working with KDE desktop effects

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HowTos

ghacks.net: In this article I am going to introduce you to the KDE Desktop Effects manager and how to use it to make your KDE desktop experience as sleek as it can be.

Ubuntu One on KDE – Technical Aspects

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Software

apachelog.wordpress: Following my post on Ubuntu One in KDE I would now like to take a closer look at how Ubuntu One works using KDE technologies and what the current state of affairs is. So be prepared for a lot of technical blah...

The KDE 4.5 Notification Area

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ghacks.net: With KDE 4.5 came a lot of updates and changes. From the bottom to the top, nothing was immune from an update or two. One tool that received a nice overhaul is the Notification Area.

KDE 4.5, through my GNOME eyes.

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openattitude.com: So I’ve had a play with the KDE 4.5 Live CD and thought I’d share my first impressions, coloured by the fact that I’m currently using the GNOME desktop environment on my installation of Linux Mint.

The KDE 4.5 Semantic Desktop

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ghacks.net: My last article I spoke about the new KDE Activities features Search and Launch Containment Activity. This is the first visible sign of KDE’s use of the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop. Nepomuk is a system that uses metadata throughout the desktop to aid in file search and peer to peer collaboration. So far the project has yet to reach its full potential.

KDE 4.5 Trades Revolution for Evolution

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earthweb.com: By the standards of previous releases in the KDE 4 series, KDE 4.5 is tame. It has few new applications, and introduces no new technologies. Yet with its combination of small innovations and interface improvements, KDE 4.5 still manages to be a release worth installing.

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