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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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Open Source replicant can copy itself for free

http://www.daniweb.com

A 3D printer has been prototyped which can create real copies of its own component parts, a self-replicating machine. The people behind it have kept costs down to less than a thousand bucks and are developing it under a GNU public license. They say you will be able to get the machine to copy itself and then give away the copies for free.

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REDDIT GOES OPEN SOURCE

http://www.brentcsutoras.com

"Reddit just feels a true love for the open source community and feel they owe it to that community to be open."

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Reddit goes open source!

http://code.reddit.com

"We've always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step. When we say 'open-source' we mean specifically that the code behind reddit is available to the public for download, and we're inviting the public to submit code to help improve the site. "

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Linux in education: Open Source provides a better solution for schools

http://www.linux.com

As schools analyze alternatives to hefty licensing fees, LUGs and Linux-in-education organizations are pointing out that Open Source solutions are better suited to the educational environment, and are only a fraction of the cost.

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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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Do Open Source Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?

http://ostatic.com

We don't yet have robots quite as advanced as Star Wars' C3PO or some of the robots seen in the sci-fi flick Blade Runner, but did you know that there is an open source effort underway to produce them? Well, sort of. RobotCub is a site that houses an open source software repository and many other resources that open source developers are using to advance a humanoid baby robot, dubbed iCub.

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Amarok 2 Gets Music Video Support!

http://amarok.kde.org

Thanks to KDE 4 Plasma magic the video is nicely integrated into the context view of the user interface of Amarok 2. This feature is especially handy for watching YouTube videos, and they're working on integrating it directly with their SeeqPod service, allowing to find and play videos from the net in the blink of an eye.

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VIA's Open Source Notebook

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If you've been scanning the news today, you might be under the impression that VIA Technologies had released an open-source notebook design. The OpenNote mini-note reference design has gotten a a sudden burst of press attention, but most of the stories don't seem to understand what's really open about this design.

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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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Integration of Marble virtual desktop globe into KOffice 2

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

Simon Schmeisser has managed to integrate Marble (a geographical map widget) as a Flake Shape into KPresenter. As a flake shape you can change the map according to your liking even after it has been embedded into the KOffice application.

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