Browsing all articles tagged with KDE
Sep
13

Linux Evolution

Found another great video of how Linux evolved these past years. Interestingly enough, the video compares the evolution of Windows and Linux. Personally, I like the Windows ‘oops’ videos :D

Anyway, watch the video and enjoy ;)

Apr
15

Cylinder Effect for Compiz Fusion

Users of Compiz Fusion 3D Desktop have another plugin they can add to their effects list. The well-known ‘cube effect’ now has a sister, the ‘cylinder effect’, aptly named after its cylindrical appearance .
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Jan
22

Kubuntu, Compiz and KDE 4 Part Two

Here is another amatuer video of my Acer notebook with Kubuntu Linux, KDE 4,0 and Compiz Fusion.

Jan
12

KDE 4.0 Released

The most awaited KDE 4.0 was finally released 11th of January, 2008. Official website lists some distributions which will include the version 4.0 in their binary packages:

  • An alpha version of KDE4-based Arklinux 2008.1 is expected shortly after this release, with an expected final release within 3 or 4 weeks.
  • Debian KDE 4.0 packages are available in the experimental branch. The KDE Development Platform will even make it into Lenny. Watch for announcements by the Debian KDE Team. Rumours are that a Live CD is planned as well.
  • Fedora will feature KDE 4.0 in Fedora 9, to be released in April, with Alpha releases being available from 24th of January. KDE 4.0 packages are in the pre-alpha Rawhide repository.
  • Gentoo Linux provides KDE 4.0 builds on http://kde.gentoo.org.
  • Kubuntu packages are included in the upcoming “Hardy Heron” (8.04) and also made available as updates for the stable “Gutsy Gibbon” (7.10). A Live CD is available for trying out KDE 4.0. More details can be found in the announcement on Kubuntu.org.
  • Mandriva will provide packages for 2008.0 and aims at producing a Live CD with the latest snapshot of 2008.1.
  • openSUSE packages are available for openSUSE 10.3 (one-click install), openSUSE Factory (one-click install) and openSUSE 10.2. A KDE Four Live CD with these packages is also available. KDE 4.0 will be part of the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 release.

To those who can’t wait for the official distribution, you can download the packages at the mirrors.

kdeaccessibility-4.0.0

6.1MB aaf6e7d2e79ca7de73a0f3b13e498c32

kdeadmin-4.0.0

1.3MB 4ee63cb1ab7550868ccd8b2a1cfcb1f4

kdeartwork-4.0.0

41MB 140a1ba06c57b8d4ca2a2331e60840c5

kdebase-4.0.0

3.9MB 01d8f2f16cbd4e225efc996b0dd39769

kdebase-runtime-4.0.0

46MB da93f59497ff90ad01bd4ab9b458f6cb

kdebase-workspace-4.0.0

29MB f3d2155ff5ff7472a8884bd3f31bff16

kdebindings-4.0.0

3.8MB 4cc820a19097c8f180277aa9ae0c9385

kdeedu-4.0.0

40MB 73924e158e4a2de2107be441c808251f

kdegames-4.0.0

23MB 6264c0034f6389a2807a4e1723ba1c81

kdegraphics-4.0.0

2.3MB 6cad7b165d99c43d1a19a0350598821c

kdelibs-4.0.0

8.7MB 79d0f83ca81fc4a135663943340c0b8f

kdemultimedia-4.0.0

1.1MB 0bf1cd18a23017a37324d9f8c4902e19

kdenetwork-4.0.0

6.1MB f362bd34b589800845abfb99589d4cfc

kdepimlibs-4.0.0

1.7MB 1a68662230fcd4ec8cea90bb780f920e

kdesdk-4.0.0

4.1MB 7777425fe349a25c78b808e3fc04165a

kdetoys-4.0.0

2.2MB 6e4e2eea3d87718f48716f975b48ada2

kdeutils-4.0.0

2.3MB 5815625f215ff3be47a21074d2c047a0

kdewebdev-4.0.0

1.2MB 1c973739bdcb50befee96ddb33ad30de

There are no official known bugs yet but some people have reported bugs like some apps not working within the new version. However, KDE can be downloaded via LiveCD to test the new version without installing. If you prefer to install the new version, you can an option to use KDE 4.0 and 3.5 along side each other. All you have to do is choose which window manager you like to use at the login screen.

Dec
31

GNOME Gets Favored Over KDE In Ubuntu’s Next Version

The battle for the best Linux desktop still continues as Ubuntu’s sponsor Canonical announced that KDE will not be included in its Long Term Support (LTS) for the next release. Since the upcoming version of KDE, KDE 4.0, still has a long way to go, Kubuntu Desktop lead Scott James Remnant explains that KDE is not mature enough to be included in the LTS. Ubuntu is to release version 8.0, Hardy Heron, in April 2008.

news.com writes:

GNOME, the default user interface for Ubuntu, will receive the support, but KDE won’t. The reason, according to Canonical, which sponsors Ubuntu and is trying to make a business of selling the support contracts, is simply that KDE is at an awkward transitional period between two versions, the old-line 3.5 and the imminent and significantly different 4.0.

Though Ubuntu-KDE users are relatively small compard to Ubuntu-GNOME users, KDE still deserves the same attention that GNOME gets. But with its upcoming release of version 4.0 set close to the release of Hardy Heron, it is a case of bad timing.

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