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SMB Browsing with KDE

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HowTos

KDE 3.x has some nice, built-in, multi-protocol network browsing features, but, unfortunately, chances are that your Linux distribution doesn’t enable or configure those features automatically. So, this month, let’s dive into KDE and get connected.

KDE 3.5 Beta 2 "Koalition" is Waiting

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The KDE Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KDE 3.5 Beta 2, dubbed "Koalition".

App of the Month: KDissert

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KDissert is KDE's mindmapping tool. App of the Month interviews KDissert's author Thomas Nagy about why he started it, the relationship to BKSys and his plans for the future. There is also an overview to help you get started using this exciting application.

KDE at German Events, October 2005

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October in Germany is filled with a lot of local Free Software events and KDE is present at them.

KDE 3.4.3 Released

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KDE 3.4.3 has been released. This release includes many bugfixes and increased translation coverage compared to previous versions. Although the concentration was on bug fixes, users are stating that this release also sports faster performance and improved font rendering.

Ark Linux Releases with KDE 3.5 Beta 1

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A release candidate of Ark Linux 2005.2 has been released, featuring KDE 3.5 Beta 1. The Ark Linux team are planning to release 2005.2 final at the same time as KDE 3.5 is released.

KDE at the 2005 Ohio Linux Fest

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With over 700 attendees and a speaking track packed full of goodies, the one-day Ohio Linux Fest held this past Saturday in the city of Columbus was an unqualified success.

KDE e.V. Assembly Meeting 2005 Notes

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KDE's legal body KDE e.V. held its Annual General Meeting at aKademy 2005 last month. Notes from the meeting are now available.

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

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Software

For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it.

Also: Tonight's star of The People Behind KDE is geek girl Janet Theobroma.

Open Letter to Alan Yates of Microsoft

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In his reply to the Massachusetts decision to use only documents in OpenDocument format, the Microsoft manager Alan Yates writes: (paraphrased) Star Office, Open Office, KOffice and IBM Workplace are all derivatives of the same codebase. Thus there is only one program that supports Open Document, and that is illegal. This is, of course, not true.

KDE Accessibility Cooperation

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Recent weeks have seen a lot of cooperative activity between the KDE Accessibility Team and various other Free Software accessibility teams.

Also: eWeek has a nice article summarizing some of the new features of the KDE 3.5 Beta.

Announcing KDE 3.5 Beta 1

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September 21, 2005 (The Internet) - The KDE Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KDE 3.5 Beta 1, dubbed "Kanzler".

Aaron Seigo Interviewed on TLLTS Podcast

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Last night KDE developer Aaron Seigo was interviewed on the live weekly Podcast The Linux Link Tech Show. Episode 101 is now available for download.

KDE Quickies: KDE 3.5 Review, Kontact Introduction

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This KDE 3.5 Alpha review shows us some new features coming soon. *** Alternative KDE file manager Krusader found themselves new web hosting. *** Linux.com introduces us to Kontact.

Beauty and Magic for KDE

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One of the most hotly anticipated presentations at this year's KDE World Summit, better known as "aKademy", was Zack Rusin's intriguing "Beauty and Magic for KDE developers." As the developer conference continued, more and more people heard of the amazing visual effects that Zack was going to demonstrate.

Kat - Desktop Search Environment Updated

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Software

Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Today marks the release of version 0.6.3 fixing serveral bugs.

KDE kcheckpass Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Security

A vulnerability has been reported in kcheckpass, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Patch available.

KDE and digiKam Receive TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award

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With its Issue #6, TUX Magazine published the winners of its first annual Readers' Choice Awards, placing KDE in the first place in the "Favorite Desktop Environment" category and digiKam first in the "Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool".

Usability Events at aKademy 2005

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Usability has grown over the year since the last aKademy. During the Coding Marathon portion of the conference, the KDE-Usability group gave several presentations and tutorials so developers can learn more about usability, and get live usability support while they hacked away.

aKademy 2005 Concludes on Sunday

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The 2005 KDE conference aKademy in Malaga, Spain, ends on Sunday 4th of September. The Beach Party on Saturday night will be the grand finale of this event .

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