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[News] KDE4 Works on Modest Hardware, Remains Very Promising

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Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage

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| I found that both versions of KDE did swap, to a certain extent, on both 
| PCLinuxOS (KDE 3.5.10) and sidux (KDE 4.2.2), but the memory management was 
| excellent on each system, not too aggressive, nor too inactive, allowing swap 
| where needed, keeping at least a modest amount of free memory at all times, 
| and trimming swap usage when memory requirements were relieved. The result 
| was acceptable performance, even on a system that is nearly a decade old, and 
| contains a Pentium 3 processor with about a 1 GHz CPU and 256 MB of memory.      


KDE4: The Future of the X Desktop?

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| It will be interesting to see whether KDE keeps heading in the right 
| direction, or they end up dropping the ball and screwing it up. It’s off to a 
| very promising start, and I could foresee KDE becoming the default X desktop 
| if they continue in their present direction.   


64-bit Arch and KDE 4.2 on ext4

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| I wrote my this post last Sunday, but completely forgot to actually publish 
| it.  In any case, I’ve been running x86-64 Arch on an ext4 partition with KDE 
| 4.2.3 since. It has been interesting, to say the least.  



News in KDE 4.3

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| Air Theme
| So, since Air is coming along nicely (thanks Nuno), it was the time to make
| the files Lancelot needs for it. Although there are a few things yet to do,
| I’m quite satisfied with it. I’m even using Air as my Plasma theme now.


KDE 4.3 - early preview

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| Like it or not, KDE 4.3 will be a great leap forward in this environment’s
| development. I won’t hesitate to say, it will be a bigger one than KDE 4.1 to
| 4.2. Interestingly enough, my compilation of development snapshot worked
| stable and jerk-free - no major issues there.


wallpapers and other bobbles for 4.3

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| We have a number of new Plasma components lining up to make it into 4.3. Not
| least among them is a geolocation DataEngine, making it absolutely trivial
| for anything Plasma to get at the information either via a GPS device or by
| looking up the location of your network address if you are online. Along with
| a handful of new widgets, some I've already written about recently, we also
| have no less than six new wallpaper plugins that may make it into 4.3!


Air and KDE 4.3.

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| Air was the wallpaper we introduced in KDE 4.2, but that is just the
| beginning of something larger. Air is supposed to be different than what
| Oxygen is, something that tries to appeal to a user base looking for a
| more "sexy" experience than Oxygen (yeah I know you are out there :) ), but
| to still have the capability of merging nicely with what we have now.


Five Improvements For KDE 4.3

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| The new year has already brought us a nice treat in KDE 4.2. I found it to be
| a very solid desktop, yet with some issues that keep it from 100% perfection.
| I’m happy to say that 4.2 occupies all of the computers that I use, yet there
| are still some serious problems that remain. Last year I did an article
| similar to this one, detailing the things I feel would make the KDE desktop
| rise to a higher level of perfection, and now that KDE 4.2 is released, it’s
| time to do it again.

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