The KDE SC 4.4 RC3 release announcement can be read at KDE.org. The final release of the KDE 4.4 Software Compilation is expected next week. This major bi-annual desktop environment update features improvements to Nepomuk search, the Plasma desktop, new applications, platform improvements, and other continued work on KDE4.
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