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A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

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maketecheasier.com: KDE’s visual effects for windows and menus technically dates back to KDE 3. With the coming of KDE 4, the number of effects has multiplied, and KWin (KDE’s window manager) is now on par with Compiz.

Driver dilemma in KDE workspaces 4.5

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Software

martin-graesslin.com/blog: KDE is currently blamed for errors in external components: the graphic drivers. I am lately reading quite some crap that we KWin devs knew about problems in the drivers and shipped 4.5 nevertheless with changes enabled which trigger the driver bugs. That is of course not true.

KDE SC 4.5 – Desktop Activities Exposed

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everydaylht.com: However, the lead developer of plasma, Aaron Seigo, has promised further development around Nepomuk, potentially taking desktop activities to a whole new level:

7 Things You Can Do in KDE, But Not in Windows

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earthweb.com: When I tell people that I use Linux, they look at me with pity. When I go on to tell them that the KDE desktop is in many ways more innovative than Windows 7, the looks of pity changes to caution.

Dolphin in KDE 4.5

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celettu.wordpress: KDE 4.5 has been good to me so far, except the monstrosity that is Dolphin. I was already irked by the slowness and the crazy sorting behaviour, now it hangs.

How to Use KDE Plasma Activities

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: The concept of activities is a new feature introduced with KDE 4. In the old desktop model of KDE 3, the desktop was a program called “kdesktop”, which gave users the ability to have a number of virtual desktops.

Reviewed: KDE 4.5

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tuxradar.com: Trepidation. That about sums up the feeling of upgrading to a new version of KDE. You want to like it, but are afraid that whatever has been fixed will be counterbalanced by something rather sucky.

KDE SC 4.5 Falls Short

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itnewstoday.com: Last week, I finally had a chance to check out KDE SC 4.5.0. I’ve used it before with the official Live CD, however there was a delay with my distribution (Arch) receiving this release due to some packaging issues, so I’m taking a look at it a bit late. The verdict?

KDE Releases 4.5.1

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Today, KDE updated the Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces to 4.5.1, new releases bringing a number of important bugfixes on top of 4.5.0. 4.5.0 was released only three weeks ago and receives monthly service updates. 4.5.1 is the first in this series of bugfix and translation updates.

KDE and NVidia

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Hardware
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kdedevelopers.org: The above combination was never a painless experience, still at some point in past it seemed to be better to have a NVidia card on Linux then anything else, so I continued to buy them whenever my system was upgraded. Lately though...

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