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Replacing KDE4

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linuxtoday.com: Yes, I am one of those grumpy KDE 3.x fans who can't deal with KDE4. So I've been trying out different desktop environments and window managers to replace my beloved KDE, and it has been fun and enlightening. In the past few weeks I've tested XFCE, LXDE, Fluxbox, FVWM, Ratpoison, IceWM, Afterstep, and others I have forgotten about already.

KDE SC 4.6 Review

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cristalinux.blogspot: Hot off the oven, the latest from KDE was released just a few days ago. It builds on the greatly improved and reliable KDE 4.4 and 4.5 series and brings a number of exciting new features and enhancements, as well as a cool new look thanks to an impressive new wallpaper and much improved Kwin effects.

KDE Puts You In Control with New Workspaces, Applications and Platform (Releases 4.6)

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dot.kde.org: KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE's three product lines. Some highlights include:

Also: Behind KDE: Nuno Pinheiro

How a “Welded-to KDE3.5 User” Began a Move to KDE4.4

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lxer.com: In this extension of his two part guest editorial and tutorial Dr. Tony Young (an Australian Mycologist by trade) goes into detail comparing the functions of Konquerer and Dolphin and along the way discovers that he might actually keep Dolphin as his file manager.

Exploring Software—Understanding a Netbook Desktop

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Linux
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Ubuntu

linuxforu.com: Desktop environments are wonderful in the way they just work. The complexity of what is happening ‘below the hood’ is well hidden from us. Looking at the various netbook options, I was curious to understand what it involved to create or modify a netbook desktop experience.

On the Road to Modern OpenGL (ES)

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Software

martin-graesslin.com: With KWin GLES shortly before the merge into workspace master (after git transition), it’s time to look back what I promised to deliver half a year ago, when I first talked about the idea of porting KWin to OpenGL ES at Akademy.

Why KDE is People, Not Software

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dot.kde.org: As the first of several opinion pieces exploring current issues in KDE, we offer you a video of Aaron Seigo explaining how KDE's success as a community producing all kinds of software led to outgrowing our old name, the "K Desktop Environment", what KDE means now and why it matters.

9 reasons why you should switch to KDE 4.5

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techradar.com: There are two kinds of Linux users in the world – those who use Gnome and those who dislike KDE. Here are nine reasons why it's time to log off Gnome and switch to KDE.

Behind KDE with Patrick Spendrin

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Interviews

behindkde.org: Last week KDE 4.5.4 was released for Windows. It was a late Christmas present from the KDE on Windows team and we were immediately interested in learning more about the project.

4.6 RC2 Available, Last Chance to Test

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dot.kde.org: KDE's release team has rolled another set of 4.6 tarballs for us all to test and report problems: 4.6 RC2 This is the last test release leading up to 4.6.0, which is planned for 26th January.

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