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What’s new in Kate

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linuxbsdos.com: Kate is a professional text editor for the K Desktop Environment (KDE). It is one of the most feature-rich and advanced text editors available on any of the Free Software desktop environments. The name is derived from KDE Advanced Text Editor.

Google Trends prediction, No future for KDE

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vazhavandan.blogspot: A few days ago i checked out Google Trends for the first time. I tried to check out the search / popularity trends for the various desktop environments available for Linux namely GNOME, KDE, XFCE, LXDE. All was well and good until i turned ON the dreaded "forecast" check box.

KDE Ships First Beta of 4.10

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dot.kde.org: Today KDE released the first beta for its renewed Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality.

A trip down memory lane

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kde.org: I was digging through some old backups on Friday looking to see if I had any old versions of the Qt source code lying around. I didn't find those, but I found some gems I didn't know I had.

KDE Gets a Homerun

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ostatic.com: An interesting post appeared today in the Planet KDE news feeds. Introducing Homerun almost gave me a mild coronary until I realized it was an add-on. Homerun gives KDE that GNOME 3-like application launcher.

KDE vs. Gnome in daily life

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netrunner-mag.com: This is not a competition. The thing is, you can install any which program on any which distribution, pretty much, regardless of what desktop environment you choose to choose. Instead, this is a friendly reality check for people who prefer this or that operating system.

ending the cults of personality in free software

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OSS

aseigo.blogspot: Free software has a history of creating and supporting cults of personality. Since it is a widespread human phenomenon, it is easy to understand how this happens. It is, however, unhelpful and destructive.

Linus Trying KDE Again, Calls it Whimsical

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ostatic.com: For almost as long as Linux has existed, fans follow with great interest which distribution and which desktop Linus Torvalds uses. Now, the father of Linux is back to using KDE.

Interface tricks could be a Linux treat

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itworld.com: I miss the days when I would get excited about the latest desktop interface to come from the GNOME or KDE projects, or downloading and installing the umpteenth Linux distribution on the continuing quest to find Linux nirvana.

Can Plasma Active Beat Ubuntu on Linux Mobile Computing?

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Ubuntu
Gadgets

thevarguy.com: As we saw last week, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth envisions the advent of Ubuntu phones, tablets and TVs in the near future. But the open source world’s best hope for conquering emerging hardware arguably lies in Plasma Active, a young project which has quietly been making huge progress lately in the world of mobile platforms. Will it beat Ubuntu?

Amarok Celebrates 10 Years

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ostatic.com: Amarok, popular KDE music manager, is turning 10 years old this month and the project is taking this opportunity to review the last year and look head to the future. So, it's time for the team to raise some money.

2012 Desktop Shootout

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e17releasemanager.wordpress: I’ve been wanting to do a feature for a while about popular desktops and their startup speed vs resource consumption. Now that most of the bugs have been fixed, however, I have plenty of time for benchmarking.

KDE 4.9.2 Released

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kde.org: Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. 4.9.2 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.9 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.9.1 or earlier versions.

KDE On Wayland Won't Happen Anytime Soon

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phoronix.com: Proper support for running the KDE desktop on Wayland still won't happen for a while.

Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software. But the project has run into some speed bumps.

Desktop Linux Revolt: How KDE Survived Its User Backlash

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datamation.com: How does a Linux desktop survive a user revolt? The recent history of KDE suggests some answers.

KDE SC 4.9.1 Released

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kdenews.org: Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.9 series.

Is GNOME Still Needed?

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datamation.com: When GNOME began in 1997, the project had a clear purpose. At the time, there was no other free desktop, since KDE relied on the then-proprietary Qt toolkit. But today, looking at the mounting evidence of problems within the project and the denial of many project members, I have to ask: Does free software still need GNOME? Or has it outlived its usefulness?

KDE 4.9: As Pretty and Peppy as a Linux Desktop Can Be

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linuxinsider.com: KDE is the most powerful of desktop options for Linux users. Its heightened eye candy makes it a big step up from the other desktop choices. The new KDE brings major updates to the Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications and the KDE Platform itself.

Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters

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linuxinsider.com: There's been much ado about Linux desktops in recent months, but few would dispute KDE's prominence among them. That, indeed, is one of the many reasons there's been so much concern over Nokia's impending sale of the Qt toolkit, upon which KDE is based.

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