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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:8033 | -aweber, July 30, 2010

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:7997 | -Ray, July 6, 2003 (Updated: March 24, 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:7975 | -finid, May 23, 2012

Sabayon 9 KDE and GNOME preview

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Sabayon is a rolling-release distribution, so existing users do not have to reinstall to get the latest core and applications of a Sabayon release. That is one of the best features of the distribution. read more...
permapage | score:7961 | -finid, June 13, 2012

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:7958 | -finid, January 23, 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:7889 | -finid, February 20, 2013

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:7828 | -falko, June 20, 2008

Fedora 17 GNOME, KDE, LXDE and Xfce beta

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Fedora 17 GNOME beta, as well as the beta of the KDE, LXDE and Xfce Spins, were released yesterday – almost two weeks past due date. This, however, is not highly unusual for the Fedora project. Unlike Ubuntu, their release schedule is not cast in concrete. They are more interested in getting stuff that works out the door, instead of shoving something out to meet a set deadline.

Even for a beta release. read more...
permapage | score:7826 | -finid, April 19, 2012

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:7780 | -finid, July 29, 2012

Sabayon 8 KDE review

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Sabayon follows a rolling release development model, which means that once you install a new system, you may never need to re-install – ever.

While the project provides installation images for all known desktop environments, only those for the 32- and 64-bit editions of the K Desktop Environment, GNOME 3, and Xfce, have so far being made available for download. Going by the distribution’s release history, installation images for other (supported) desktop environments should be released soon. This article offers a summary review of Sabayon 8 KDE. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7750 | -finid, February 10, 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:7678 | -finid, January 12, 2012

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:7567 | -linuxbeta, June 3, 2005

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:7531 | -finid, June 19, 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:7514 | -finid, January 15, 2012

The Plasma desktop shell of KDE 4

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KDE, the K Desktop Environment, is a free software project based on a desktop environment for UNIX®-like systems. Learn how to build small but extremely useful applets for Plasma -- the new shell for the K Desktop Environment -- starting with a handy memory monitor applet. read more...
permapage | score:7453 | -solrac, June 15, 2009

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:7407 | -finid, July 18, 2011

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:7393 | -Ray, May 9, 2002

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:7375 | -finid, June 1, 2012

Fedora 18 KDE and GNOME preview

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But now that a beta edition has been released, here are some screen shots from test installations of the KDE and GNOME 3 editions. read more...
permapage | score:7349 | -finid, December 3, 2012

Report from KDE Summit: Why Knoppix chose KDE

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...and other stories.
The day, and the summit, closed with a talk from Klaus Knopper of Knoppix fame. The prospect of a presentation entitled "Why I use KDE for Knoppix" that provocatively mentioned Gnoppix in its abstract brought any remaining KDE hackers out of the woodwork, and they weren't, eventually, disappointed. With a candid humour befitting the circumstance, Klaus outlined his first reason for using KDE: the ability to easily manage lots of terminals on one screen!
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mail this link | permapage | score:7309 | -Ray, September 8, 2004
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