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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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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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Software

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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Software

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.

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