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How to: Customize your GNU/Linux desktop in 7 easy steps

http://www.catswhocode.com

I absolutely love Linux, but in terms of design I have saw better than the default theme of most of the available distributions. Here’s a complete how-to for giving your Linux desktop the look you want and customize everything, from themes to fonts.

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gDesklets - Desklets for your Desktop in openSUSE

http://www.susegeek.com

gDesklets is another great tool like Google Gadgets for bringing mini programs called desklets such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.

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How NVidia Impedes Free and Open Source Desktop Adoption

http://vizzzion.org

Linux developers demand open drivers, docs and development processes, NVIDIA refuses to open their drivers, arguing that the technical quality is not a problem, and that the driver contains intellectual property they wish to protect. ATI/AMD has shown the intellectual property argument is at least not universally applicable to graphics hardware. Let's also clear up a misconception about the technical quality of closed NVIDIA drivers.

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KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Released and Ready for Testing

http://www.kde.org

KDE hackers have been working on polishing the new features, desktop integration, and documenting and translating the packages. Several bugfixing sessions have been held and squashed bugs in the beta software. Testing and feedback on this release is appreciated and needed to make the final KDE 4.1 release in late July 2008 a splash.

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KDE 4 Plasma - Is It Only a Desktop?

http://aseigo.blogspot.com

Plasma itself is designed from the ground up to take KDE into places where it has not been really very appropriately shaped for in the past. KDE is also bringing new ways of interacting with user interface components, some of which are still in their infancy. The desktop is just one possible implementation use.

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Google Gadgets Developers Working on KDE 4 Integration

http://groups.google.com

When Google released Google Gadgets for Linux many could see strong similarities to KDE 4 Plasma desktop shell widgets (Plasmoids). As it turns out developers of Google Gadgets are already working on integrating Google Gadgets with Plasma. This will enable Google Gadgets to run as native Plasmoids on the KDE 4 desktop.

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KDE 4.1 Beta 1 for Hardy Heron Now Available

http://blog.nixternal.com

You now have the chance to test out KDE 4.1 Beta 1 in Kubuntu and Ubuntu Hardy Heron. To top it off KDE 4 PIM packages that contain applications such as Kontact, KMail, KOrganizer, and Akregator are also included.

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KDE 4.0.5 Released

http://www.kde.org

KDE 4.0.5 comes with several bugfixes, performance improvements and translation updates. KDE continues to release updates for the 4.0 desktop on a monthly basis. KDE 4.1, which will bring large improvements to the KDE desktop and applications will be released in July this year.

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Why the pre-loaded Linux Desktop is important

http://practical-tech.com

If you buy Linux, you’re not only keeping money away from Microsoft, you’re telling OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), that you really do want Linux. And, if enough people do that, the OEMs will support Linux on more of their systems, their vendors will make drivers for Linux components, and the entire Linux desktop world will be the stronger for it.

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KDE Project Ships First Beta of KDE 4.1

http://kde.org

The KDE Project is proud to announce the first beta release of KDE 4.1. Beta 1 is aimed at testers, community members and enthusiasts in order to identify bugs and regressions, so that 4.1 can fully replace KDE 3 for end users. KDE 4.1 beta 1 is available as binary packages for a wide range of platforms, and as source packages. KDE 4.1 is due for final release in July 2008. Highlights: Plasma grows up, Kontact returns, applications grow, refinement throughout the frameworks.

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Test Latest KDE 4.1 Builds With KDE4Daily 4.1

http://dot.kde.org

With the release of KDE 4.1 on the horizon, and initiatives such as Krush days, recent call for help with documentation, and the perennial need for localisation it is very useful for end users to be able to easily get their hands on up-to-date builds. KDE4Daily VM, a self-contained Qemu image with a Kubuntu 8.04 base, aims to provide such a service.

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State of the Zooming User Interface (ZUI) for KDE 4.1

http://chani.wordpress.com

Chani Armitage has been hacking on ZUI for KDE 4.1. It ’s far from complete, but it’s at least becoming something you can actually use now. Keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate it quickly and clicking an activity containment will make it the active one. She also added an option for removing activities.

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Marble in KDE 4.1 will support OpenStreetMap

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. Marble, a virtual desktop globe application and widget for KDE desktop, will support OpenStreetMap in KDE 4.1. Once you start Marble and select "OpenStreetMap" as a theme then Marble will directly start to download OpenStreetMap tiles from the OpenStreetMap server.

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Kubuntu KDE4 Remix: An Ubuntu User's View

http://polimath.com

A long time Ubuntu user tries Kubuntu Linux 8.04 live CD with KDE 4.0 desktop and shares his experience.

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Screencast Videos from the upcoming KDE 4.1

http://nowwhatthe.blogspot.com

Jos Poortvliet has created a couple of cool sceencast videos showing what is coming in KDE 4.1, planned to be released this July. High quality videos are available via torrent, low quality ones from YouTube.

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