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A Glimpse of KDE 4.4 Netbook Interface

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The KDE 4.4 Software Compilation was released at the beginning of this week. It will take a little time for this to filter down into the popular Linux distributions, of course, but I have been waiting anxiously to see how the KDE Netbook desktop develops. The easiest place I could think of to pick up a current snapshot of the KDE Netbook desktop was the Kubuntu daily build.

I should have suspected that something unusual was going on, because when I went to the download page it was late on 10 Feb, and the latest "daily build" was from early on the 9th. I suspect that they have stopped making daily builds while they integrate the KDE 4.4 final release into their distribution. Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded the daily build from the 9th, and installed it on my HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez.

I have to say honestly that I have mixed feelings about how it has developed since since I last looked at it. It is certainly more refined, things are visually more pleasing on the desktop and there have been some changes in the organization. The first screen, called "Search and Launch" looks like this:

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