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Update KDE to 4.5 and experience true improvement

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ghacks.net: For the longest time I have shrugged off KDE 4 because of poor performance. But since 4.4 I have noticed a rather vast leap of the improvement chasm. Now, 4.5 is out and the leap went lunar!

Also: Install KDE SC 4.5 on Mandriva

KDE's New Releases Make a Splash

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kdenews.org: The new software from KDE's recent 4.5 Release Day has been well received by the technical media with widespread positive reviews and recognition of the focus on quality for this set of releases.

How Much Faster Is Konqueror With WebKit?

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Software

digitizor.com: Yesterday we wrote about how you can make WebKit default in Konqueror. We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror faster; but how much faster? Today we test.

KDE Reaches New Audiences in North America

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kdenews.org: KDE software has traditionally been strongest in Europe and South America. With the growth of events such as Camp KDE and many key contributors calling North America home, KDE is increasing its presence in this region.

Two cool KDE Plasmoids

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ghacks.net: It’s time to head off to that wonderful land of KDE where the desktop only gets better and better with each release. Let’s take a look a some Plasmoids that are sure to make your desktop a bit better.

KDE desktop integrates Webkit

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  • KDE desktop integrates Webkit
  • How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror

Five Tips To Get The Most Out Of KDE 4.5

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itnewstoday.com: To help you make the most out of this new version, I decided to compile a list of tips that I feel makes the most of this revolutionary desktop.

Hands-on: KDE 4.5 launches with tiling, new notifications

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arstechnica.com: The developers behind the KDE project have officially released version 4.5 of the KDE Software Collection. The update brings some improvements to the environment's stability, performance, and functionality.

OpenSUSE 11.3, the best binary KDE distribution or best KDE distribution?

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Gentoo
SUSE

linuxtweaking.blogspot: I have been using Gentoo for a few months and it has been a good experience but generally I can't see myself continuing to use it. Funnily enough, OpenSUSE 11.3 has changed some of my thoughts about Gentoo.

Crash statistics for KWin

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martin-graesslin.com: KWin is one of those parts of the KDE workspace which receives crash parts for all parts of the stack. As you should not trust any statistics you haven’t faked yourself, I used the search to set some more bugs to upstream, duplicate and so on.

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