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Konqueror, The Powerful KDE Browser

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| So far, all of the browsers that I reviewed for this book have been
| Gnome-based browsers. Epiphany is a Gnome-sponsored project, and Firefox is
| rapidly moving towards Gnomeization (though at the time of this writing, a Qt
| port of Firefox is under heavy development). What’s a good KDE user to do?
| Simple: use the conqueror of the browser market, Konqueror.


VLC goes to nine point two

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| Sometimes I get the feeling that I only know about 5% of what VLC can do.
| Everyone knows it's a dependable, free, cross-platform media player. But read
| through the release notes for the latest version, 0.9.2, and you will see a
| dizzying array of server, network streaming, and conversion functions, most
| of which I have never even touched -- and the new VLC exposes a lot more of
| that functionality.
| [...]
| But even with those quibbles, VLC is easier to use and does a more consistent
| job of exposing its functionality than either MPlayer of Xine. VLC's
| interface does not get in your way, and you do not have to read a tutorial to
| get started with it. It just works. Add to that the fact that VLC is robust
| on all three major desktop OSes, and you have a winner.


Enhancements to VoIP Software Ekiga 3.0

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| Ekiga, formerly known as GnomeMeeting, is an open source VoIP application
| with video support. The Ekiga project has recently incorporated major
| enhancements into its version 3.0 software.


Linux speaks your instant messaging dialect

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| In fact, Pidgin supports no less than 17 different IM protocols! As well as
| the four popular ones I mentioned above – MSN, ICQ, Yahoo and AIM – there is
| Bonjour, Facebook Chat, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, IRC, MySpaceIM,
| QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP and Zephyr.


"I don’t understand how IE is going to win. The current path is simply to copy
everything that Netscape does packaging and product wise."

--Jim Allchin, Microsoft


ACID3 and Konqueror

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| As you can see, amongst stable versions (in bold), Konqueror beats them all.
| Hip, hip, hooray for Konqueror (KHTML) devs! And one hip and hooray for
| WebKit! *



Konqueror 4.0 brings some vast improvements.

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| KDE 4.0 was released several days back, and thanks to the KDE Four Live CD, I
| was able to give it a try with very little effort. Having used it for about a
| day and a half now, I’d like to share some of my impressions of this new
| release of KDE. *


Konqueror in KDE 4.0 RC2

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| Konqueror has the distinction of being the default file manager as well as
| the default web browser of KDE 3.xx. It supports basic file management on
| local UNIX filesystems, from simple cut/copy and paste operations to advanced
| remote and local network file browsing. It has support for KIO slaves and has
| the KParts object through which it can embed components like media player,
| KWord etc. As a web browser it is HTML 4.01 compliant, supporting Java
| applets, JavaScript, CSS 1, CSS 2.1, as well as Netscape plugins (for
| example, Flash or RealVideo plugins). * * *
| Konqueror is a also universal viewing application, capable of embedding
| read-only viewing components in itself to view documents without ever
| launching another application. *

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