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[News] SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Near; Countdown to KDE 4.2 Begins

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SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC1 is Available for the Holidays

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| ISO files of RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 have been released for 32 and 64 bit 
| processors as SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_32.iso and 
| SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_64.iso.  


KDE 4.2 counter

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| I made a small KDE 4.2 counter. The small icons in the counter indicate (left 
| to right) a great interface, security (good ol’ *nix), ease of usage, 
| customizability and support that KDE offers.  



KWin visual effects get way better in KDE 4.2

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| We were impressed with the big improvements in the first KDE 4.2 beta when it
| was released earlier this month. It fixed a lot of bugs and brought some
| impressive new features to the Plasma panel system and other areas of the
| desktop environment. The second beta, which was released last week, builds on
| that work and adds a lot of important refinements.


A glance at KDE 4.2 beta 2

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| So that would be what all I could notice in a day. With added stability, beta
| 2 is a must try. It has so much more than the 4.1.x releases that you will
| definitely be surprised and more importantly, pleased! It works like a charm
| on this old laptop of mine with a GMA900 onboard :D
| Now I’m eagerly waiting for the final release ;)


KDE 4.2 Beta 2 Release Announcement

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| The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Canaria",
| (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Beta 2), the second testing release of the new KDE 4.2
| desktop. Canaria is aimed at testers and reviewers. It should provide a solid
| ground to report bugs that need to be tackled before KDE 4.2.0 is released.
| Reviewers can use this beta to get a first look at the upcoming KDE 4.2
| desktop which provides significant improvements all over the desktop and
| applications.


Marooned in KDE and Lovin’ It

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| After installing my initial thought was, “WTF!!!… where is my desktop!” I had
| no desktop anymore! I had always used my desktop to organize projects before.
| What was KDE doing ruining all this space? Then I learned about plasmoids.
| I had offhandedly heard of plasmoids somewhere and forgot it as the concept
| just sounded odd. Well plasmoids can be best defined as desktop tools, Mac OS
| X users would call them widgets. I learned that there is a folder plasmoid
| that I was able to add to the desktop. And it does it so in a nice organized
| way...


KDE4Daily 4.2 Edition

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| KDE4Daily is an attempt to lower the barrier to entry for people who would
| like to test KDE trunk in the run-up to 4.2, consisting of a Qemu VM image
| containing a Kubuntu 8.10 base and a comprehensive set of a self-compiled
| KDE4 modules from KDE trunk (all at r888587, initially), along with an
| updater system inside the VM itself. After an unusually rocky round of
| development, it is time to (finally!) announce the release of KDE4Daily 4.2!


Loving KDE 4.2

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| Now that KDE 4.2 beta1 packages are finally done we can start using KDE 4.2!
| I think the changes are absolutely great. Nothing too radical, but the KDE
| team packed in a lot of features everywhere and it really adds up!


KDE 4.2: A few points

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| After reading this announcement, I decided to upgrade to 4.2 beta 1. Though I
| had been using nightly, but somebody advised me to go for the beta.
| Naturally, beta has all goodies of nightly (neon), but polished.


KDE 4.2 beta 1 on Gentoo

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| KDE 4.2 is set for release on January 27th.  Eager to see what is new and
| improved, I installed beta 1 on my Gentoo box.  KDE 4.1.80 was tagged then
| released late last month after the feature freeze deadline. This is a
| snapshot of the current development tree that will eventually be released as
| KDE 4.2.


Ubuntu: Try KDE 4.2 Now!

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| Dolphin, the file manager for KDE 4, has also seen a few little improvements
| too; most noticeably among them being the slider to smoothly increase or
| decrease the size of the icons in folders.
| While this all sounds fantastic, keep in mind that this new version is still
| very much a work-in-progress, and may be prone to random breakage; the Plasma
| workspace has still been crashing regularly for me, desktop effects are still
| a little buggy and sluggish, and a few other niggles which prevent me
| personally from choosing the new KDE series over the proven stability of the
| Gnome desktop. However, it’s great for a casual tinker and for those who like
| to live on the bleeding edge. Have fun!


KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

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| If the first beta of KDE 4.2 is any indication, then the final release of the
| popular GNU/Linux desktop should be the release in which KDE 4 comes into its
| own.
| Featuring numerous small enhancements to system settings and standard
| applications, as well as improved customization and features on the desktop
| and panel, 4.2 is a significant upgrade by any standards. Codenamed
| Caterpillar, the release offers hopeful hints of the butterfly that is
| scheduled to emerge in January.


Hands-on: KDE 4.2 beta 1 brings impressive improvements

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| The first beta release of KDE 4.2, the next major version in the KDE 4
| series, was made available for download last week. Thousands of bugs have
| been fixed since the 4.1 release and many aspects of the environment are
| starting to feel very smooth and polished.


KDE 4.2 Beta 1 Desktop Released

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| The KDE development community has banded together and today released an early
| Christmas present to those using the K Desktop Environment on Linux and other
| operating systems. The first beta release of KDE 4.2 is now available. KDE
| 4.2 Beta 1 features a large number of improvements since the release of KDE
| 4.1 in July.


plasma systray, 4.2

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| The white arrow on the edge is the expander: click on it and hidden icons
| show up. If you have no hidden system tray icons then the expander isn't
| shown.


KDE 4.2 is flat out going to rock

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| That’s my prediction. Of course, the truth of the matter is that KDE 4.2
| (trunk) flat out rocks today. Seriously. I have never been more excited about
| the Linux desktop than I am right now. And this, 2+ months out from our
| actual KDE 4.2 release. I’ve been running OpenSUSE 11 for a couple of months
| now, and thanks to the awesome nightly/weekly KDE 4.2/trunk packages, I’m
| thoroughly enjoying pretty-darned-bleeding-edge 4.2/trunk packages, but with
| half the carbs, and I am loving what I’m seeing!


Dolphin Features for KDE 4.2

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| The feature freeze for KDE 4.2 starts on the November the 17th. Time again
| for a summary of the features that made it into Dolphin since KDE 4.1...


Quick Look at KDE 4.2-SVN

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| As the work on KDE 4.2 turns out to be on quite an advanced stage, I’ve
| decided to test the current development version.

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