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Join In On Testing Out KDE 4.9 Tomorrow

One week after having a GNOME test day for the Fedora camp, it's time to test out KDE SC 4.9 to improve the upstream KDE desktop stack before it's found in Fedora.
14 November 2012 - Fedora Test Day - 1 Comment

KWin Moving Towards XCB, Better Performance

With the hard feature freeze for KDE 4.10 having been this past week, a number of KWin window manager improvements were merged just in time.
11 November 2012 - Improvements - 2 Comments

KDE 4.9.3 November Update Fixes 86 Bugs

KDE 4.9.3 is the latest monthly point release for the Linux desktop environment that was recently tested by Linus Torvalds.
6 November 2012 - KDE 4.9.3 - 63 Comments

Linus Torvalds Switches Back To KDE

Linus Torvalds has announced today via his Google+ page that he's switched back to using the KDE desktop. He's provided his positive and negative feedback after having previously dumped KDE/GNOME in favour of Xfce.
2 November 2012 - Linus - 64 Comments

KDevelop 4.4: Not Much Is New With The IDE

KDevelop 4.4.0 was released today as the latest version of the KDE-focused integrated development environment (IDE), but it's hardly worth getting excited over.
23 October 2012 - KDevelop 4.4.0 - 20 Comments

KDE Plasma Active Three Boosts The Performance

KDE Plasma Active, the desktop environment's device-independent user-experience, is now up to its third release. KDE Plasma Active Three boosts the performance while also bringing new applications.
15 October 2012 - Plasma Active - 11 Comments

Features Being Brewed For KDE 4.10

The soft feature freeze for KDE 4.10 is coming up in just two weeks time. In this article are a look at some of the features being worked on for the KDE 4.10 desktop update.
12 October 2012 - Soft Feature Freeze Forthcoming - 25 Comments

Trinity KDE 3.5 Desktop Fork Sees New Release

For those Linux desktop users still not fond of KDE4 and preferring to stick it out with the vintage KDE 3.5 branch, the KDE 3.5 fork known as the Trinity Desktop has seen a new update.
11 October 2012 - Trinity - 16 Comments

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

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