KDE 4 rev 790000: Better stability and performance

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| This is another revision of the development version of KDE 4 environment.
| Lots of you have asked why it took me so long to publish this article. Well,
| I was just waiting for rev 790000, that’s all. I hope that your curiosity
| will be satisfied since there’s been a lot of changes to describe this time.
| I did my best.
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http://polishlinux.org/kde/kde-4-rev...d-performance/

Screenshots.

Compare to proprietary alternatives:

A look at SCO Unixware 7.1.3

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| So, you know, SCO has been suing various people in the Linux community for
| the last few years, claiming that some code in Linux was stolen from them.
| So, I’m willing to bet that a lot of people were wondering: what exactly is
| SCO UnixWare? Well. Have I got a treat for you. Thanks to this wonderful
| thing called the Internet, you too, can experience SCO UnixWare in it’s full
| glory.
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http://sacredspiral.co.uk/?p=28

Yuck. Proprietary software seems doomed.


Related:

KDE 4.1: Visual Changelog (rev 783000)

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| You don’t always see this in the official changelogs but the KDE 4
| development is progressing in an extraordinary speed. After a deep look at
| rev 777000 we are presenting you a new visual review of changes made to KDE 4
| during the last couple of weeks. *
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http://polishlinux.org/kde/kde-41-vi...og-rev-783000/


Matthias Ettrich: The KDE-Man!

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| Nobody in their right mind would choose Windows over GNU/Linux based on the
| desktop experience alone, says Matthias Ettrich.
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http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/25412/news.htm


Plasma Themes Contest

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| The KDE Plasma team is inviting everyone to participate in a contest to
| create Plasma themes from which a select few will be chosen to be included as
| a part of the upcoming KDE 4.1 release. This is a great opportunity to
| contribute to a very visible component of the KDE project, the Plasma
| desktop. * *
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http://dot.kde.org/1206097090/


Recent:

French police deal blow to Microsoft

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| The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft
| for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest
| administrations in the world to make the break. *
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http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...LZ3IeRaIH03x6w


Federal Employment Office switches to Linux

http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/102218


Nortel considers Linux desktops for its staff

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| Nortel CIO Steve Bandrowczak, who joined the Canadian telecoms and network
| equipment vendor last July, said "more and more CIOs are looking at Linux
| desktop for reasons of TCO" and argued that the technology "is receiving the
| same level of attention today as when Linux started on servers." * *
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http://www.mbtmag.com/articleXml/LN731846314.html