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[News] Impressions and Raves About KDE SC 4.4

  • Subject: [News] Impressions and Raves About KDE SC 4.4
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:03:47 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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KDE 4.4 Mail Misunderstanding Explained & Akregator Surprize

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| I've gotten quite a few responses to my 
| quickie look at KDE 4.4 under Mandriva 
| written for this week's Distrowatch Weekly. 
| One of which came from Aaron J. Seigo 
| himself. I thought I might share some of 
| what he said since several people expressed 
| similar concerns on the topic here in 
| comments. I also found one really super-
| duper neato new feature in Akegator in 4.4 
| that deserves a mention.
| [...]
| Akregator used to display polls and such as 
| plain text, but with 4.3.2 polls rendered 
| in radio-button or clickable format. That 
| was kinda nice. But today I discovered 
| something even better.
| For Webmasters/bloggers/whoever that allow 
| such, videos can now be watched right from 
| Akregator. I don't know any real details, 
| if only certain formats are supported and 
| such, but I'm almost thinking they'd have 
| to be oggs. I'm not sure if Flash videos 
| would work as I disable all such in 
| Konqueror/KDE. I'll check next time I see 
| where someone embeds one in a feed.


Personalizing KDE 4.4

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| Sticking with our KDE theme this week, itâs 
| time to learn how to make KDE 4.4 yours. 
| Youâve downloaded it, youâve used it, and 
| now you want to personalize it. You might 
| find things are  a bit different than the 
| KDEs of yore (especially if youâre just 
| coming into KDE from 3.5). But no matter 
| what release youâre coming from, itâs 
| always good to know where and how to 
| configure the look and feel of your 
| desktop.
| In this article I am going to show you how 
| to make KDE 4.4 look and feel just the way 
| you want it to. We wonât bother getting 
| into setting up Compiz, this is just 
| straight up KDE goodness. Nor will we 
| discuss the installation of KDE â I will 
| assume that is already complete.


KDE 4.4 Review, Screenshot Tour (and KDE 4.0 Comparison)

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| 21,000 closed bugs later, the KDE team has 
| announced the new KDE 4.4 and I simply had 
| to take a look. After all, the last time I 
| took KDE 4 Series for a spin was back when 
| I still thought open source was one word. 
| To think I actually praised this thing:
| Most of you will remember the flak KDE got 
| for releasing an immature desktop 
| environment experiment as âgoldâ, and 
| rightfully so: even though many Linux 
| distributions almost immediately included 
| it, nobody could really fit the unstable 
| KDE 4.0 into their workflow.
| [...]
| This review of course depended greatly on 
| the quality of the KDE 4.4 integration in 
| Fedora 13, so take it with a pinch of salt, 
| though Iâm confident you will get pretty 
| much the same experience on production 
| releases. I recommend you try KDE 4.4 only 
| if you have a decently powerful machine, I 
| wouldnât run it on a netbook, to be honest, 
| it consumes more resources than other 
| lighter desktop environments. The KDE guys 
| are doing an excellent job and they deserve 
| more users, so give v4.4 a try, it might 
| just be a keeper!


Kdenlive 0.7.7 Released

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| This release fixes a lot of bugs reported 
| against Kdenlive 0.7.6, including timeline 
| corruption and various crashes. We also 
| fixed a compatibility issue with Qt 4.6. We 
| hope that this new release will make the 
| video editing experience easier and more 
| comfortable for everyone!



KDE Review: KDE 4.4 Comes in from the Cold

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| Between radical changes and limited
| functionality, the KDE 4 series got off to
| a rough start. However, with each release,
| KDE 4 has improved steadily and silenced
| more critics. Now, with the KDE 4.4
| release, the series has reached first
| maturity.
| Those who expect everything to behave
| exactly as it did in the KDE 3 series may
| still struggle with 4.4. But, for those
| willing to accept change, 4.4 has no
| shortage of new features to offer, ranging
| from the implementation of several long-
| term directions to enhanced usability on
| the desktop -- including Plasma Netbook, a
| new interface designed specifically for
| netbook computers.
| [...]
| But, by far the greatest desktop innovation
| in KDE 4.4 is one that is also the simplest
| -- the ability to group windows by tabs.
| This feature is implemented by a single
| item added to each window's menu. Yet the
| implications for easing users' workflow is
| immense.


Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets

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| With the rise of KDE 4.4 comes a new crop
| of desktop widgets (or Plasmoids). Earlier
| renditions of KDE 4.x saw the Plasmoids
| less than useful. The latest workings,
| however, have become quite useful,
| productive even.
| In this article I will introduce you to
| five of those Plasmoids that can help your
| productivity in one way or another. I will
| also show you how the Plasmoids are now
| installed.


Installing KDE 4.4 in Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora And ArchLinux


KDE SC 4.4: A Worthy (though not perfect) Upgrade


Missing Features â Feeling Brian Proffittâs Pain

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