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A Look at KDE 4.4

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itnewstoday.com: I decided to install KDE 4.4 on my spare review machine. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it worked out. I vowed that I would not install beta software on my production machine anymore, but I couldn’t keep my hands off of KDE 4.4 and installed it anyway. Did it turn out to be a disaster? You bet!

KDE SC 4.3.5 Released

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kdenews.org: KDE's release team is working hard these days as you see. Today, we're bringing to you the final update for KDE SC 4.3, 4.3.5. Final because there are currently no more releases planned for the 4.3 branch.

Goodbye KDE, Hello XFCE

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therussellfamily.org: This past weekend I uninstalled KDE4 from my Desktop. When I first started playing around with Linux, my first desktop was KDE 1.something. Even though it didn’t have the polish of Windows, I could see that it had a lot of potential. With KDE 3.5, I was in Desktop heaven. But

KDE Developers to Release RC3 for 4.4

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freetechie.com/blog: Toma Albers, one of the KDE Developers sent out a note today that there will be an RC3 release for KDE 4.4, prior to the final release scheduled February 9th.

KDE vs. GNOME: Configuration and Admin Tools

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earthweb.com: How do the latest versions of GNOME and KDE compare with each other? To find an answer, I divided the two desktop's configuration and admin tools into five main categories. The results, while sometimes murky, give a generally clear picture of the state of the mainstream Linux desktops.

KDE SC 4.4 RC 2 Out

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The last release candidate of KDE SC 4.4 is out. Following up the first release candidate, another number of bugs has been searched and destroyed. This releases fixes some problems found during the earlier testing phase, and acts as a last line of defense before KDE SC 4.4.0 will be released on February, 9th 2010.

KDE Gears Up to a Free Cloud

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kdenews.org: Day 2 of Camp KDE kicked off with a bang when Frank Karlitschek announced the start of a significant new KDE project. The ownCloud initiative strives to combine the rich desktop interfaces made possible by the Qt and KDE libraries with the large amount of social information and data users are putting online.

A Preview of KDE 4.4

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maketecheasier.com: A highly anticipated release, KDE 4.4 has taken necessary steps to solidify the underlying Plasma technology of KDE 4 and add polish to the already shiny surface. This week, MakeTechEasier will take you on a preview of the upcoming KDE 4.4.

Crowdsourcing the KDE Web Site

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ostatic.com/blog: The KDE Project is taking a smart approach to reworking the KDE Website. Lydia Pintscher put out the call Sunday for contributors to pitch in with content and screenshots for one or more KDE programs by January 23rd.

Day one at Camp KDE 2010

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kdenews.org: The first day of Camp KDE is behind us, with the first of the many presentations being well attended. Saturday, the first day of Camp KDE 2010 in San Diego, started with a short introduction by Jeff Mitchell.

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