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KDE Desktop Won't Force You To Use LLVMpipe

While Canonical dropped Unity 2D in favour of using Unity and the Compiz window manager atop Gallium3D's software-accelerated LLVMpipe driver when no GPU hardware driver is available, and some distributions have done similar moves with the GNOME Shell on LLVMpipe, it doesn't look like the KDE desktop will be doing this risky move as any sanctioned default.
9 October 2012 - Woohoo - 10 Comments

KDE's KWin Gears Up To Advance At Faster Pace

With the push towards Wayland and other various advancements being desired out of KDE's compositing window manager, Martin Gräßlin is joining Blue Systems to further work on KWin.
7 October 2012 - KWin Hacking - 34 Comments

Rekonq 2 Web Browser Enters Development For KDE

Work on version 2 of Rekonq, the popular QtWebKit-based web-browser focusing upon the KDE desktop, is now underway.
7 October 2012 - Rekonq - 4 Comments

KDE SC 4.9.2 October Update Ships

KDE SC 4.9.2 is now available as the latest monthly point release for the KDE desktop.
2 October 2012 - KDE SC 4.9.2

KDE KWin Now Handles OpenGL Over EGL

With GLX set to be deprecated in the not too distant future and EGL being in use with OpenGL ES on mobile platforms, KDE's KWin compositing window manager now has support for using desktop OpenGL over EGL instead of GLX.
30 September 2012 - Bye-Bye GLX - 8 Comments

KDE Vivaldi Tablet Struggling, Now New Design

While some were fond of the KDE Vivaldi Tablet to begin with (formerly the Spark Tablet), it seems the Linux hardware tablet project is struggling.
18 September 2012 - Vivaldi - 14 Comments

KDE's KWin To Receive Performance Improvements

Next month's KDE SC 4.9.2 release will be slightly faster with the KWin compositing window manager while more performance optimizations for KWin will land in KDE SC 4.10 come late January of 2013.
7 September 2012 - Faster KWin - 10 Comments

KDE 4.10 Release Schedule Finalized

KDE 4.10 is scheduled for release in late January of 2013.
6 September 2012 - KDE 4.10

KDE 3.5 Continues To Live Through The Trinity Desktop

While most of the Linux desktop bickering these days come down to Ubuntu's Unity and GNOME 3.x Shell, KDE 4.x used to have its fair share of critics. Most KDE users are satisfied with the latest 4.x software compilations, but the KDE 3.5 packages continue to be maintained through the Trinity Desktop fork.
3 September 2012 - KDE 3.5 Maintenance - 15 Comments

Calligra 2.5 Office Suite Released

The second official release of the Calligra office suite software, which was forked from KOffice, is now available.
13 August 2012 - Second Release - 2 Comments

KDE 4.9 Released With Many Enhancements

KDE 4.9 surfaced this morning as expected for this six-month update to the KDE desktop.
1 August 2012 - KDE 4.9 - 53 Comments

QML Support For KDE KWin Window Decorations

KDE's KWin compositing window manager now has support for QML window decorations.
27 July 2012 - KWin - 3 Comments

KDE 4.9 Is Faster & More Responsive

KDE 4.9 will be released in August and overall it feels more responsive and faster during desktop use than its predecessors.
19 July 2012 - KDE SC 4.9 - 47 Comments

KDE's KWin Loses Window Tiling Support

KDE just lost support for tiling windows with the feature being removed from the KWin window manager code-base.
13 July 2012 - KDE SC 4.10 - 38 Comments

KDE Stamps Out KDE SC 4.9 RC2

Less than two weeks after releasing KDE SC 4.9 RC1, the KDE development community is out with a second release candidate.
11 July 2012 - New Release - 8 Comments

KDE's Rekonq Web-Browser Nears 1.0 With Beta

Rekonq, the promising KDE WebKit-powered web-browser, is nearly ready for its version 1.0 release.
10 July 2012 - Rekonq 1.0 - 3 Comments

KDE's Akademy 2012 Developer Notes

KDE's annual event, Akademy, ended last week in Tallinn, Estonia. Here's some notes from the developer-focused event.
10 July 2012 - KDE Akademy - 1 Comment

KDE 4.9 RC1 Released

One day after questioning whether KDE is losing its competitiveness, KDE SC 4.9 RC1 has been released.
27 June 2012 - New Version

KDE No Longer Competitive? Developer Calls It Quits

Peter Penz, the main developer of the Dolphin file manager for the KDE desktop and a K Desktop user since KDE v1.2, is calling it quits after contributing to KDE for more than the past half-decade. His reason for leaving the development of the popular open-source desktop environment is interesting.
26 June 2012 - Dolphin - 152 Comments

KDE's Rekonq Browser Nears 1.0 w/ New Features

A "tech preview" of KDE's Rekonq version 1.0 web-browser has been released.
13 June 2012 - Rekonq - 25 Comments

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