Fedora is counting 11

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Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.

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Tutorial How to Install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04

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There are some days that KDE 4.1 is finally out, as you probably already know, and it comes with a lot of innovations for the Linux desktop. KDE 4 is the next generation of the popular K Desktop Environment, which seeks to fulfill the need for a powerful yet easy-to-use desktop, for both personal and enterprise computing. The new version provides increased stability over the first KDE 4 version and more eye candy!
Here is a step by step guide how to install KDE on your existing Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.04.1 LTS desktop.

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Step 1 – Add KDE 4.1.0 Repositories
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KDE 4.0 Coming In January

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The KDE Release Team has decided to release KDE 4.0 this coming January. The release was originally planned for mid-December. The KDE developers want to solve a couple of essential issues before releasing. Having solved some of those issues, among which were glitches in the visual appearance, and in Konqueror, the KDE community hopes to have a KDE 4.0 that will live up to the high expectations for it. Read on for more details.

Meanwhile, the progress towards KDE 4.0 is astonishing. Most parts, such as the KDE Development Platform and a lot of applications are considered stable and well-usable.

Some parts of the desktop experience do not yet meet the KDE community’s quality standards and expectations for a stable release. There are also some issues which need to be addressed upstream, for example a bug in certain codecs of xine that cut off audio fragments prematurely. The developers are confident to be able to release a more polished and better working KDE 4.0 desktop in January. The changed plans involve releasing on January 11th, 2008.

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At the same time, the release team’s call for participation is repeated. To make KDE 4.0 a success, your effort is needed. An overview of current showstoppers can be found on Techbase, KDE’s knowledge platform.

This is also a call to the wider Free Software community, and also to companies working with KDE. If you have the resources to contribute, assistance in fixing the remaining bugs is most welcome.

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Tunning KDE 4.0

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There was a complaint that it wasn’t possible to run a KDE 4 session, so I thought that it isn’t that bad and tried. I’m now typing this from a KDE 4 session, here’s my findings: composite works well, I do have transparent windows. Konsole also works well. Kate also works, I don’t see any immediate problems (above all, it certainly doesn’t crash on my machine). Marble looks nice (not a major component, but still). Plasma has some applets on the desktop (I don’t need much, but no problems there).
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KDE 4.0

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New Release Schedule

The KDE Release Team has worked on a revised release schedule during the last week, and now it’s a fact. While a first version of the renewed schedule had already made it on the development lists there were still some problems open with it. If you’d pick the worst week of the whole year, it would be around 20 December, which was the release date in the previous version of the revised schedule. We’ve now shifted the release date of KDE 4.0 to December 11th. Tagging of this release will take place on 5 December.
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