KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 2

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| The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the
| second release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks the last
| mile on the road to KDE 4.0.


Electing the GNOME Foundation board

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| There are clear tensions between some of the project's leaders. Criticism of
| the project's participation in the OOXML standardization process seems
| unlikely to let up anytime soon. And there seems to be a general sense of
| frustration that the board's members are too busy to get things done and too
| unwilling to delegate things to others. It's also worth noting that the
| winners will be serving a relatively long term; a change in the Foundation's
| bylaws means that the next election will happen sometime around June, 2009.



KDE 4 'consumes 39% less memory than its predecessor'

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| Not mine, but one Korneliusz Jarzebski (in Polish) has done the numbers
| (pro-linux coverage in German) and produced a chart showing exactly how the
| RAM consumption of comparable KDE4 and KDE3 sessions measure up. *

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KDE 4: like a dream on 256Mb/1Ghz/Intel!

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| And I was pleasantly surprised with how well it all works. With a "debugfull"
| build from SVN. With kwin_composite 3d eye candy, on Intel. With KDE 3
| libraries loaded too (for KPowerSave, since it's not ported yet). As they
| like to say here in Franconia, it's like "a'Traum". *


KDE takes stand on OOXML; GNOME dithers

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| Three cheers for the developers and management of the K Desktop Environment.
| They have taken a principled stand on the divisive issue of OOXML, the
| Microsoft Office Open XML document format. And for this the KDE folk deserve
| a round of applause. *