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KDE 4.7 Released

The new version arrives six months after the 4.6 release and includes performance and stability improvements as well as many new features.

According to KDE, both the Plasma Desktop and the Plasma Netbook Workspaces are now much more tailored to work with touchscreen devices and feature an update of the Oxygen icons a various visual updates that deliver a much more polished look and feel. The Plasma Workspaces window manager now supports Open GL ES 2.0 to work with mobile devices. The Activity Manager has also seen updates and is now much more emphasized within KDE.

Among the new application features are the groupware Kontact that has been ported to Akonadi and includes KMail 2. The file manager Dolphin received a cleaned-up default interface and a revised file searching interface. The virtual globe app marble now offers voice navigation support as well as a map creation wizard. DigiKam 2.0 is available after more than one year of development and adds face detection and recognition.

Other changes include improved multimedia features as well as enhancements to semantic components of KDE Frameworks.

  • Looks like the links are missing, so here is the main link with more info → http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.7/
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  • KDE is really a great looking desktop, I only wish the API's would someday stabilize to lure third party developers and make KDE deployment viable in a enterprise setting
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  • Don't forget that there is a KDE for all microsoft users too, for more information visit windows.kde.org
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  • DSpider
    Kde-linux-47 ? They should call it the Silent Edition. :D
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  • JohnnyLucky
    This article is a clear and visible demonstration of how little I know about the industry. Although I could guess I don't have a clue what all that stuff is.
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  • DSpider
    JohnnyLuckyThis article is a clear and visible demonstration of how little I know about the industry. Although I could guess I don't have a clue what all that stuff is.Download Kubuntu, burn it on CD/DVD (or USB stick) and boot your computer with the first boot device set to the DVD drive from the BIOS (or removable storage if you go with USB).

    It won't install anything. It simply runs from the disc (LiveCD) or from the USB stick, whichever you go with. Looks very much like Windows 7 (or should I say Windows 7 looks very much like KDE? Microsoft practically stole the damn design).
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  • deanjo
    DSpider Download Kubuntu, burn it on CD/DVD (or USB stick) and boot your computer with the first boot device set to the DVD drive from the BIOS (or removable storage if you go with USB).It won't install anything. It simply runs from the disc (LiveCD) or from the USB stick, whichever you go with.

    At least recommend a working KDE distro like openSUSE that has updated ISO's of the latest KDE and is stable.

    Looks very much like Windows 7 (or should I say Windows 7 looks very much like KDE? Microsoft practically stole the damn design).


    Vista and Win 7 are nearly identical and Vista came out nearly 2 years before KDE 4.0.
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  • jhansonxi
    Another KDE article. Obviously TH is anti-Gnome. :D
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