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New KDE Polishes Linux but Leaves a Few Little Streaks

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linuxinsider.com: There's plenty to like about the K Desktop Environment version 4.6.1, and it's not all about eye candy. Power users will find the new desktop full of improvements that are actually practical, not just aesthetic.

KDE or GNOME?

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linuxblog.darkduck: I published a post recently when I told how many and which systems are installed on my laptop. If you remember, my preferred system is Kubuntu. Because of KDE.

A Research Project For KDE's KWin On Wayland

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phoronix.com: Martin Gräßlin has been making some very interesting advancements to KWin in the past year or so, after having issues with open-source Mesa drivers, this German developer has made this compositing window manager for the KDE Plasma desktop run on OpenGL ES 2.0 and even optional support for OpenGL 3.x.

KDE’s Dolphin tips and tricks

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ghacks.net: If you are using the latest, greatest KDE, then you are enjoying the default Dolphin file manager. So for those of you who do want to play by the rules, I thought it might be nice to offer up a few tips and tricks for the Dolphin file manager.

Menu Bars in Dolphin (KDE)

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ppenz.blogspot: The menu bar has always been a kind of "holy grail" of user interface elements for me. Until I tried those applications I've been a strong opponent of those "menu bar violations". But after working a while with both approaches it seems that ribbons work very well.

New KWin Shadows

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blog.martin-graesslin.com: One of the features which got killed in the process of porting KWin’s Compositor to OpenGL ES was the Shadow effect. For some time already the Shadow effect was not on the level we expect from our components.

Common user interface mistakes in KDE applications, part 4: Being GNOME friendly

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agateau.wordpress: This time I want to talk about being GNOME friendly. While that may sound odd for a KDE developer to think about GNOME, assuming we want our applications to reach the largest possible audience, we should try to ensure GNOME users get a pleasurable experience.

KDE Look Part 6: 4 Months In

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ericsbinaryworld.com: I started using KDE in November of last year so I figured that I’d give an update on how things are working for me four months in.

Holding on to KDE 3.5.x and Gnome 2.x in 2011

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Something I have brought up on a number of occasions when talking about software is that people are very much resistant to change. This is true of both people that use closed source software and open source software.

Towards a declarative Plasma: Containments and tablets

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notmart.org: In the KDE Plasma Workspace 4.6 there was for the first time the possibility to write Plasmoids completely with a mix of the QML declarative language and Javascript, part of QtQUICK, this makes development dramatically faster (and with dramatically I mean that in around 2 days, c++ plasmoids developed since 4.0 can been rewritten from scratch)

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    In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities generating log files, and even at growing rate, the challenge as a system admin is to how to "consume" these log files effectively.
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    Production-ready Open Source Puppet 4 is now available! We’re excited to announce new features and enhancements that will extend your use of Puppet for faster, more consistent management of server configurations. We’ve added capabilities to help you save time, reduce errors, and increase reliability.
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    textprint takes a flat data file as input, and arranges it graphically to fit the terminal without distorting the image. From there, textprint goes from zero-to-60, in about two seconds.