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Fallback mode in KDE Plasma Workspaces

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martin-graesslin.com: Recently there has been a lot of buzz about non-composited fallback modes in various Desktop Shells and of course I have been asked several times about the fallback modes in KDE Plasma workspaces.

Why I Prefer KDE

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linux-magazine.com: Fifteen years ago today, KDE began -- and I, for one, am glad that it did. I run virtualized versions of all the major desktop environments, and have a few more on secondary machines.

KDE 4.10 Brings Better, Smarter Dolphin

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muktware.com: Dolphin is one of the most advanced file managers around. While its extremely simply and pleasant at the front-end it has an extremely powerful and customizable back-end which give you full control in a user's hand. With KDE 4.10 shaping up it's time to have a look at what's cooking in this file manager.

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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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.

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