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KDE Gets Screen-Locking Improvements In Plasma Next

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Published on 06 May 2014 04:28 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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KDE Plasma Next will feature a new screen-locker to try to better protect desktop Linux users from unauthorized access.

With KDE's upcoming Plasma Next release there is a reworked screen-locking architecture with support for screensavers being removed (but coming back later in a different form) and simplifying the architecture. With Plasma Next there is KSLD screen-locking daemon in KSMServer, the KScreenlocker greeter, and KCheckpass.

For those wanting to know how these components work for providing a better and more secure screen-locking experience, read the post on Martin's blog about the ongoing work.

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