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Two cool KDE Plasmoids

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ghacks.net: It’s time to head off to that wonderful land of KDE where the desktop only gets better and better with each release. Let’s take a look a some Plasmoids that are sure to make your desktop a bit better.

KDE desktop integrates Webkit

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  • KDE desktop integrates Webkit
  • How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror

Five Tips To Get The Most Out Of KDE 4.5

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HowTos

itnewstoday.com: To help you make the most out of this new version, I decided to compile a list of tips that I feel makes the most of this revolutionary desktop.

Hands-on: KDE 4.5 launches with tiling, new notifications

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arstechnica.com: The developers behind the KDE project have officially released version 4.5 of the KDE Software Collection. The update brings some improvements to the environment's stability, performance, and functionality.

OpenSUSE 11.3, the best binary KDE distribution or best KDE distribution?

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Gentoo
SUSE

linuxtweaking.blogspot: I have been using Gentoo for a few months and it has been a good experience but generally I can't see myself continuing to use it. Funnily enough, OpenSUSE 11.3 has changed some of my thoughts about Gentoo.

Crash statistics for KWin

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martin-graesslin.com: KWin is one of those parts of the KDE workspace which receives crash parts for all parts of the stack. As you should not trust any statistics you haven’t faked yourself, I used the search to set some more bugs to upstream, duplicate and so on.

KDE release day for 4.5.0 delayed

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aseigo.blogspot: Today an email from the release team was sent out notifying KDE developers and packagers that the release of the next KDE software compilation will be delayed by a week.

Preview of KDE 4.5

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maketecheasier.com: Just as KDE 3.5 was intended to be a stabilizing, long-term release, the primary goal of KDE 4.5 is to fix outstanding bugs and increase stability. Users will not be blown away by the new features, but there are a few worth noting.

KDE strategy for openSUSE

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SUSE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Within openSUSE a strategic discussion is going on - what direction should we, as a distribution community, take?

going on in the Plasma worlds

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aseigo.blogspot: ... lots has been going on in the Plasma worlds, including:

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