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Linux Mint 13 KDE and Xfce preview

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Linux Mint is a Linux desktop distribution based on Ubuntu desktop and is one of the most popular Linux distributions still in active development. read more...
permapage | score:8498 | -finid, July 28, 2012

Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview

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This article provides screen shots from test installations of the released desktop environments – GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, and Xfce. read more...
permapage | score:8493 | -finid, February 20, 2013

Tutorial: Replace Windows with Linux Mint 13 KDE

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop (KDE version) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. read more...
permapage | score:8446 | -falko, August 3, 2012

Install appmenu-qt HUD on Linux Mint 12 KDE

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Many articles have already been written about Ubuntu’s HUD, or Head-Up Display, a feature that is expected on future versions of the popular distribution. It is intended to replace the menu as we know it, with voice capabilities built-in. You may read the original article by Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, here.

If you use a distribution running the K Desktop Environment, there is an application that offers HUD’s promised functionality, minus the voice part, that you can install now. That application is called Appmenu-qt.

This article shows how to install it on Linux Mint 12 KDE. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8343 | -finid, February 14, 2012

Linux Mint 12 KDE screen shot preview

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The first release candidate of Linux Mint 12 KDE was made available for download yesterday, but do not be surprised if the “stable” version is released next week. While we await that, here are a few screen shots for your viewing pleasure. read more...
permapage | score:8338 | -finid, January 12, 2012

Change the height and position of the KDE panel

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To change the properties of the panel, which by default is on the bottom edge of the desktop, you need to access the Panel Tool Box widget located on the extreme right edge of the panel. Depending on the distribution you are using, the panel could be locked or unlocked. read more...
permapage | score:8334 | -finid, June 6, 2012

Make a Custom KDE Live CD with Kubuntu

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There are tools available to allow anyone to create and distribute a completely customized Ubuntu Based distribution using the Gnome Desktop. Many Kubuntu users would like to do the same thing but such tools are not fully compatible with KDE and the Kiosk tool does not change or remove all of the Kubuntu defaults so that a program like Remastersys can create a customized ISO with the defined changes. This How To is designed to address these issues and allow those interested in creating their own customized distribution based on Kubuntu. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8317 | -falko, June 20, 2008

Ranking the best KDE themes

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Click the menu item entitled 'Highest rated' to place the themes in the proper order. Select 'KDE X.X' under 'Themes / Styles' on the left side navigation menu to select the themes for a different version of KDE. Hmmm... I wonder what 'Acqua' looks like...
'Acqua' is the italian translation of the term 'Water'. This is what I'd like to reproduce. :)
(here are some waterfall prints) read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8311 | -Ray, June 19, 2003 (Updated: April 24, 2012)

Fedora 17 KDE review

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For the main edition and for each Spin, there are installation images for 32- and 64-bit architectures. This article presents a review of the KDE Spin, using a 32-bit installation image on real hardware and in a virtual environment. read more...
permapage | score:8292 | -finid, June 19, 2012

Tutorial: How to install KDE on Cygwin

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This tutorial gets straight to the point. It starts off as follows...
First off. Make sure that there are no remnants of KDE or Cygwin on your system when you first start this process. Delete your cygwin directory and these registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareCygnus Solutions
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECygnus Solutions
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permapage | score:8207 | -Ray, December 13, 2004 (Updated: March 23, 2007)

KDE 4 Preview

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This interview with Aaron J. Seigo provides a nice preview of KDE 4.
Resolution-independent images allow us to provide graphics that look good whether the user has a low-resolution or high-resolution display and regardless of the size of the graphics they use. For icons and window borders, which the user may change the sizes of, this is a big win.
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permapage | score:8084 | -Ray, January 17, 2006

Fedora 17 KDE and GNOME 3 preview

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Specialized Spins for Security, Scientific-KDE, Design-suite, SoaS, Games, Electronic-lab and Robotics were also released. It is very unlikely that I will review these, but there will be reviews of the main edition and KDE Spin. While the reviews are still being baked, here are a few screen shots from test installations of the main edition and KDE Spin for your viewing pleasure. read more...
permapage | score:8020 | -finid, June 1, 2012

2 cool features coming in KDE 4.9

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The list of planned features is very long and includes many UX and UI additions, improvements and bugfixes, but the two that I am looking forward to the most are KLook and StackFolder, two features already available by default on ROSA Marathon 2012 and also in ROSA Desktop 2012 beta. read more...
permapage | score:7908 | -finid, June 7, 2012

Fedora 17 alpha KDE screen shots

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The first public step towards the release of Fedora 17, code-named Beefy Miracle, was taken yesterday with the release of Fedora 17 alpha.

Fedora fans are encouraged to download, install and report bugs to the Fedora QA team. From the test installation of this alpha release that I have made, bug hunters will be very busy. I know I will be. read more...
permapage | score:7901 | -finid, March 4, 2012

PCLinuxOS 2011.6 KDE review

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PCLinuxOS is a (Linux) distribution that was derived from Mandriva Linux. It is a rolling release distribution, and the project makes installation images available for all major desktop environments.

Three versions of the KDE edition have been released. The last one, PCLinuxOS 2011.6 KDE Mini, was released just yesterday. The others are the standard KDE version and what is known as the FullMonty edition. This article is a review of the standard KDE edition, which was released in June, with some commentary and screenshots on FullMonty. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7886 | -finid, July 18, 2011

Fedora 14 KDE Review

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A look at the KDE desktop version of the Fedora 14 Linux distribution...
Fedora comes in other flavors though, including a KDE version. Since there are many KDE users out there, I thought it wise to cover the KDE release. Please note that I’ve skipped doing a video review for this release, but you can watch the review for the GNOME version though.

KDE has been updated to version 4.5 in this release.
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permapage | score:7868 | -Ray, December 18, 2010

How to custmize KDE titlebar buttons

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If you are using the latest KDE edition of your favorite distribution, your window titlebar could be missing a button or two that you most certainly need. That is definitely the case on Sabayon 9 KDE. The titlebar could also be sporting spacers that you do not need, as is the case on Kubuntu 12.04. read more...
permapage | score:7861 | -finid, July 4, 2012

Sabayon 6 KDE review

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Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, Linux distribution with support for binary package installation. Installation images for the major desktop environments are regularly published and updated. The KDE and GNOME 2 editions of the latest, Sabayon 6, were released just last week. June 23, 2011, to be precise. This article presents a comprehensive review of the KDE edition. read more...
permapage | score:7858 | -finid, July 5, 2011

Windows Whistler vs Gnome 1.2 vs KDE 2.0

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A comparison of three interfaces.
One of the few really new features to be introduced into Windows in Windows 98 and up was the Windows Update utility. Windows Update allowed users to go online and get updates for their version of Windows automatically. With Whistler's Windows Update, we find that little has changed. What users may not know is that similar utilities are available for Linux, depending on your distribution. Debian users have apt-get, a simple command line utility that takes all the fun out of fighting with program installations, as well as RHUpdate and, as shown in this article, Mandrake Update.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7725 | -Ray, December 2, 2000 (Updated: August 16, 2003)

KDE SC 4.4 review

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The latest KDE release; more than bug fixes...
KDE's social networking and network collaboration features received the biggest boost. Another focus was the further improvement of the Plasma Netbook shell. This alternative desktop is designed to improve the ergonomics of KDE for netbook users. The changes are complemented by added structural modifications.
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permapage | score:7688 | -Ray, February 12, 2010
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