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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:8218 | -finid, July 28, 2012

Install AppMenu-QML on Fedora 16 KDE

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There are several menu styles available for users of the K Desktop Environment. Virtually all, should be familiar with the Classic menu, the Kickoff menu, and Lancelot. I have recently published several articles on the Takeoff Launcher, and there is, of course, Mandriva’s ROSA Launcher.

Today, I bring another menu style to your attention. It is called AppMenu-QML. read more...
permapage | score:8212 | -finid, February 17, 2012

Install ROSA Launcher on Fedora 18 KDE

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This article shows how to install and use it in place of the Kickoff Menu, the default menu style on Fedora 18 KDE (Spherical Cow). read more...
permapage | score:8185 | -finid, January 23, 2013

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:8065 | -Ray, December 13, 2004 (Updated: March 23, 2007)

Disable Taskbar Thumbnails in KDE

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Every desktop environment has its share of good and bad features, and a few good features that some find a little bit annoying. The Taskbar Thumbnail is one of those good features that manages to be, for some, annoying. read more...
permapage | score:7991 | -finid, May 23, 2012

SuSE 8.0, KDE 3.0 first look

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A "solid step forward".
"People have been wondering why a conservative company like SuSE would go with two x.0 versions, theirs and KDE's, to form the core of their latest distro; and I must say that on the basis of my experience with x.0's I was ready for some comic frustration when I installed SuSE 8.0-Pro the other day."

"Ah, but it was a delightfully boring affair which went off without a hitch."
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permapage | score:7989 | -Ray, May 9, 2002

Opinion: GNOME vs. KDE

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I've switched back to KDE until the next GNOME release due to stability issues with my (overcomplicated) setup.
Those of you who like to micromanage every detail in an application are likely to prefer GNOME to KDE. I do not argue you're wrong for taking that approach. Nevertheless, I argue GNOME is wrong for failing to provide the coarse granularity one finds with KDE. There's no reason why GNOME has to eliminate its granular approach to fill in the gaps I'm talking about.

Take one of the complaints I voiced about Evolution's tool bars last week as an example. I'm used to right-clicking on a tool bar (or at least select an option from a menu) to get to a dialog where I can customize the tool bar. I cannot do that with Evolution or just about any other GNOME application, but I can with most KDE applications.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7860 | -Ray, July 6, 2003 (Updated: March 24, 2007)

KDE vs. GNOME: Admin tools

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A comparison of the configuration and administration tools and approaches used by KDE and GNOME...
By contrast, GNOME has favored a System menu of separate items. The exact contents of the System menu depends on the distribution, but usually it is divided into Personal and Administration sub-menus. This division can sometimes cause confusion, especially when similar items are in both menus, or where an item belongs is unclear. For instance, network configuration tools can be found in both sub-menus, while printer configuration could be justified as belonging in either.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7830 | -Ray, January 27, 2010

KDE tips and tricks

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Some tips for using KDE...
The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is incredibly popular in the world of GNU/Linux. Distributions such as SUSE and Mandrakelinux use it by default. KDE has some useful features that, while easily accessible, are less prominent. Just as a camera inexplicably makes a cell phone more fun to use, KDE's cool but unnoticed details may make it more attractive to prospective users. Read on to learn about a few such features may help you every day.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7815 | -Ray, February 2, 2005

PCLinuxOS 2011 KDE Review

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Looking for a replacement for Ubuntu, he finds PCLinuxOS...
After a bit of research, I decided to try PCLinuxOS (version 2010.2). Many individuals had good experiences with the distro, and I liked some of the edgier things it had to offer (BFS instead of CFS, for example). I also liked that there was no server remix – this was a desktop-only distro, which is exactly what I needed
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permapage | score:7807 | -Ray, February 18, 2011

KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD Screenshots

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kde.org announced - The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

OSDir has the shots of KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD. read more...
permapage | score:7786 | -linuxbeta, June 3, 2005

Customize Linux Mint 12 KDE

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This article provides simple suggestions that you can employ to customize an installation of Linux Mint 12 KDE that would make it a little bit more user-friendly and fun to use.

Step 1. Apply updates – By default, the first time you log into any installation of Linux Mint 12 KDE, new or old, the system will check for updates 30 seconds after you log in and every 15 minutes afterwards.
To ensure that you are running the latest software versions, it is best to apply or install any available updates pronto. But do you want the system to be checking for updates every 15 minutes? read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7740 | -finid, February 7, 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:7731 | -finid, January 12, 2012

Replace Oxygen with ROSA theme on KDE

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If you are not running a KDE system, the representative icons of the Oxygen theme that I am referring to, are shown in the image below. They are too sharp to the eyes.

That is why I prefer icons from the ROSA theme. They are much smoother and a lot more polished than those from the Oxygen theme. If you agree, and want to install or use them on your machine, this article shows you how. read more...
permapage | score:7648 | -finid, April 23, 2012

How to compile and install Takeoff Launcher on Linux Mint 12 KDE

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There are several menu styles to choose from in the K Desktop Environment, but my favorite is the Takeoff Launcher, which is why I consider it one of 2 cool reasons to use the K Desktop Environment.

In this article, the steps you need to take to replace Kickoff menu, the default menu style on Linux Mint 12 KDE, are presented in an easy to follow manner. Like everything that goes on the KDE panel, Takeoff Launcher has to be added as a widget. Before you get to the stage to add the widget to the panel, the package has to be compiled or built from source. Why from source? read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7647 | -finid, January 15, 2012

Kubuntu (KDE Ubuntu) 5.04 Screenshots

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The Kubuntu project is the result of the Ubuntu's effort to satisfy the KDE fans of its distribution. The first test release of Kubuntu 5.04 was recently released. You may download an iso or torrent.

OSDir installed Kubuntu and grabbed some nice screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Now you can click the shots to view the unscaled PNGs! read more...
permapage | score:7642 | -linuxbeta, March 7, 2005

Install Quick Access on Linux Mint 12 KDE

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I am always looking for tools and applications that make the desktop a lot more fun to use, while boosting my productivity at the same time. Such tools should accomplish those objectives without getting in the way. I have already written about two of them in 2 cool reasons to use the K Desktop Environment. In this article, steps you need to install another one of such applications in Linux Mint 12 KDE are presented read more...
permapage | score:7611 | -finid, January 23, 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:7599 | -finid, July 5, 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:7589 | -Ray, December 18, 2010

Two reasons to use KDE

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To me, the difference between KDE 4 and LXDE and Xfce is like that between a smart phone and a feature phone. But looks aside, I want a desktop that does not get in my way, one that makes it easy to get to stuff I need in a user-friendly manner. In the Stackfolder and the Takeoff Launcher, I think I have found two very cool reasons to embrace KDE 4. Takeoff Launcher is still missing a few pieces, but for me, they are not show-stoppers. Let’s see how these cool features look on a recently reviewed distribution. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7442 | -finid, November 14, 2011
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