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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:8386 | -finid, February 14, 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:8383 | -finid, January 23, 2013

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:8364 | -finid, February 17, 2012

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:8168 | -finid, July 28, 2012

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:8158 | -Ray, January 17, 2006

Sabayon 9 KDE review

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This article is a review of the KDE edition, using a 32-bit ISO installation image. When first booting the system, one of the first things I noticed was that the boot with music option, which was the default, has been removed. read more...
permapage | score:8111 | -finid, July 29, 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:7979 | -Ray, December 13, 2004 (Updated: March 23, 2007)

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:7952 | -finid, January 12, 2012

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:7885 | -finid, July 4, 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:7860 | -Ray, May 9, 2002

Linux Mint 9 KDE Review and Screenshots

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In my opinion, Linux Mint is one of the top 3 distributions out today for basic desktop usage. It features incredibly useful Mint-specific tools that make it the perfect distro for beginners. All flavors of Linux Mint usually come with a jaw dropping look and feel. I decided to look at both of these while using the recent release of Linux Mint 9 KDE read more...
permapage | score:7840 | -aweber, July 30, 2010

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:7828 | -finid, January 15, 2012

Install Takeoff Launcher on Fedora 16 KDE

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Takeoff Launcher is one of my favorite menu styles and I consider it one of 2 cool reasons to use the K Desktop Environment. Though it is not in Fedora’s repository, there is an rpm package that you can install from the project’s website. In this tutorial, you will read about the steps necessary to install and customize it on Fedora 16 KDE, a Fedora Spin that was previously reviewed on this website. read more...
permapage | score:7822 | -finid, January 24, 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:7775 | -finid, July 18, 2011

PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE Screenshots

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Screenshots of the PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE 4.4.2 desktop which is the default desktop environment for PCLinuxOS 2010.
PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE features the Linux kernel 2.6.32.11-bfs, KDE 4.4.2, Nvidia and ATI fglrx driver support, and enhanced multimedia, wireless, and printer support. Something that caught my eye right away was the MyLiveCD feature that allows users to take a snapshot and burn it to a CD essentially creating a custom live CD based on PCLinuxOS 2010. Also new, parental controls and an updated control center.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7711 | -aweber, April 22, 2010

Enable desktop slideshow on Linux Mint 12 KDE

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Every Linux distribution comes with a static desktop wallpaper. Some of the wallpapers are very good, others, not so good. The default (wallpaper) on Linux Mint 12 KDE Release Candidate fits somewhere in between.

You can change to another one with just a few mouse actions. But rather than change to another static wallpaper, why not spice up the desktop with a desktop slideshow, so that a new wallpaper shows every 10 seconds. read more...
permapage | score:7705 | -finid, January 19, 2012

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:7699 | -Ray, February 2, 2005

KDE4: Improvements to Konsole

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This is a major update to Konsole...
... the split-view mode, pictured below, is inspired by GNU Screen. It is a console output cloning tool so that you can see two views of the same scroll buffer. For example, if you are a developer, and you need to compile something really big (like say, KDE), then you can read through the scroll at your own pace on one side, while still monitor the output progress simultaneously. This is not a multi-panel model like Konqueror, so much as it is a cloning mode that lets you see more than one thing at a time within the same buffer. In this shot, the two sides are displaying the same output, just scrolled to different points.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7697 | -Ray, May 28, 2007

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:7683 | -Ray, July 6, 2003 (Updated: March 24, 2007)

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:7661 | -finid, July 5, 2011
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