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Five cool KDE widgets for your desktop

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ubuntumanual.org: With all the hype around Unity and Gnome 3, KDE fans might be having a lousy time and feel ignored. We are bored with those two anyway Wink. Its time for a change. KDE fans rejoice!!

How to use KDE 4 Desktop Activities

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techrepublic.com: KDE Desktop Activities help to create an incredibly efficient and organized desktop. Jack Wallen introduces this new feature to Linux desktop users longing to take KDE 4 to new heights.

Alarm - A Handy App that Gets Little Attention

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ostatic.com: There are a few applications that are so handy as to be almost indispensable and yet seem to get very little attention. Some applications are written of time and time again. But I've seen very little on KAlarm. Perhaps it's because KOrganizer Reminder Daemon is integrated into KDE PIM and seems rather full-featured. But whatever the reason, I personally use KAlarm for my reminders.

KDE Ships First 4.7 Beta

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dot.kde.org: KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011.

Introduction to Linux Desktop Environments

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hubpages.com: When I install a Linux distribution to a new user sometimes I ask: "Which desktop environment would you like to use ?" and after looking at their puzzled face I realize that for Windows user this is an unfamiliar term.

GNOME and KDE 2011 Desktop Summit programme published

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h-online.com: The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. boards have published the programme for this year's Desktop Summit. Following the opening keynote, attendees can visit one of four different rooms, each with a variety of tracks including community, applications, platforms, tablets, development and accessibility & help.

KDE PIM 4.6 RC1

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steveire.wordpress: The Kontact2 release train rolls on. Today we fixed the last of the release blocking bugs and tagged the release candidate.

Debian 6.0: KDE 4

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: Having got Debian 6 "Squeeze" running, the next project was to reconfigure my desktop environment, KDE, the way I like it. I've used KDE for years. Alas, Debian 6 has moved on to KDE 4, and the developers couldn't leave well enough alone.

KDE at LinuxTag

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amarok.kde.org: Sharing a nice, big booth at LinuxTag, the KDE, Kubuntu and Calligra teams are pulling together to promo all things KDE. As you can tell from the picture below, the booth is very well visited, with lots of people interested all 'round -

Planning the first release of KDE Telepathy

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sharpley.org.uk: Given the various blog posts, and (somewhat unnecessary) hysteria over the news of Skype I felt like I should give an update on what's going on in KDE Telepathy.

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