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KDE 4.11 Beginning to Take Shape

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KDE It's been just a week since KDE 4.10.3 was announced, but 4.11 is already reaching its first milestone freeze. TSDgeos reminded developers today that the 4.11 Soft Feature Freeze happens in just one more week.

KDE, A Community Made of Momentum - Aaron Seigo

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KDE We just launched KDE Sutra, a KDE magazine by Muktware, to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Aaron Seigo, the Plasma project leader, has written the introductory column for the magazine launch. Here I present to you Aaron Seigo!

KDE Search and Destroy, I mean Launch

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KDE In a galaxy far far away, long before there was Android en masse, long before touch was popular, I mean retro-popular, because we have been using the touch technology for at least two million years, long before there was any modern, simplistic interface for smartphones and tablets, there was KDE.

Plasma Worskpaces 2 On Wayland

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  • Plasma Worskpaces 2 On Wayland, A Converged Shell
  • The apps of KDE 4.10 Part IV: Amarok
  • KDE is the most welcoming and warm community
  • Good bye Notifications
  • Dear KDE Community!
  • Luminosity of Free Software, Episode 11

The future of KDE: Wayland, Qt 5, uniform Plasma shell

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Software The road to Plasma Workspaces 2 has been laid out as the Plasma developers recently met in Nuremberg, Germany, to discuss their open issues around future developments.

Jos Poortvliet talks about KlyDE

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SUSE KlyDE, a light weight KDE experience was announced recently, there is a lot to know about this new project. We reached out to Jos Poortvliet, openSUSE community manager and one of the core team members of the KlyDE project to understand more about this project.

KDE's Future Will be Wayland

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Software KDE's Martin Grasslin blogged today that despite what the rest of the industry/community does, KDE's future will be on Wayland.

Gnome 3.8 Complete Desktop Review

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  • Gnome 3.8 Complete Desktop Review
  • Gnome 3.8 Takes a Step Backwards with Classic Mode
  • Semantic Desktop: Akonadi and Nepomuk

Linux Potpourri: Slack Current, KDELyteDEsktop, and Sabayon systemd

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Slack I've gotten a bit behind the last few days and here are a few items I wanted to report about. Patrick Volkerding says Slackware Current is too current. Will Stephenson is developing a lighter KDE desktop. And Sabayon has implemented systemd.

What makes a “lightweight” desktop environment lightweight?

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Software Over the last few days I was wondering what is a “lightweight” desktop. And I must say I couldn’t come up with an answer to that question.

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    A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your perusal. This version features the new Use Exposure Indicators recipe along with the updated Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam recipe. Astute readers will also notice the new cover. That's all there is to it this time around.
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