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Second Beta of KDE 4.11 Released

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The second beta of the 4.11 releases of Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform is available. The beta 2 release announcement has highlights, links to release details and download instructions. The development focus is on bug fixing, polishing and general stabilization.

With the large number of changes, the 4.11 releases need to be tested thoroughly to ensure quality and an excellent user experience. Actual users are critical to the polishing efforts, because developers simply cannot test every possible configuration. Please consider joining the 4.11 team by installing the beta and reporting any bugs so they can be squashed before the final release.

Check out the full announcement.

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