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March 2009

K Desktop Environment - Educational applications and Games

Learn and Discover with the KDE Educational applications Desktop Planetarium, KStars, provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. It can control telescopes and has many tools for the amateur or professional astronomer. This new version now shows millions of stars, can predict conjunctions and has a Sky Calendar. If you start it for the first time, a welcome wizard will show. After choosing your location, you can click the "Download Extra Data..." to select additional star and image data to install. Millions of stars are available in the packages, as well as inline thumbnail images which show images of objects right on the sky. There are several interesting educational applications of this program as well. Pushing "CTRL-F" will bring up the find dialog. Type a name of a heavenly object to find it, like the moon. You might want to turn off "Toggle opaque ground" (most right button on the toolbar) to see the object if it is below the horizon. If you now choose "Equatorial coordinates" by hitting the space bar and set the time per second in the toolbar to 1 hour, watch. The moon moves - but, seen from the equitorial, not in a horizontal line! Why is that? The reason is that the earth spins, but not entirely as you might expect: there is a tilt and a wobble to the spin of the earth, and thus the observer moves up and down... Making science visible to children in such a way is a strong tool in the classroom, and this is a truly educational application. And it is not just for children, so be sure to have a look at this application if you are interested in astronomy!

K Desktop Environment - Extended Development Platform

Educational Applications and Games Overview The KDE development platform contains common UI widgets, but also libraries for interaction with hardware, multimedia, configuration and network transparency, among others. Some changes affect most or all the KDE applications. The most notable of these improvements include: The 'file open' and 'file save' dialogs have been touched up. Using the same infrastructure as Dolphin, they now also include a zoom slider and can show file previews. Sharing such user interface elements ensures a smooth and consistent user experience.

K Desktop Environment - Applications Leap Forward

The file manager, Dolphin, has seen several changes that affect your work flow and make file management more efficient. Folders and tabs can open automatically when you drag a file over them, making it easier to organize your files. You can also navigate with the Breadcrumb bar. And if you want, you can have that Breadcrumb bar always display the full path. To configure this, go to the "Dolphin Preferences" in the Settings menu and put a tick in front of the "Show full path inside location bar". You can enter a custom location in the Breadcrumb bar by clicking on the right of it, and selecting "edit". Revert it to its former state by clicking the yellow icon on the far right. Like with all text input fields in KDE, you can select a line of text and middle click in the field to add the selected text at that position. If you middle-click-paste text onto the "Clear text" icon (left facing black arrow) on the right, the current location will be replaced.

K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.2 Visual Guide

KDE 4.2 Visual Guide Creating software in the open provides a challenge, even for a community with over 12 years of experience. KDE 4.0 was meant to start the process of participative development for the KDE 4 series. It was a starting point that held in embryonic forms all the ambitions of the developer vision, much as a first draft of a wikipedia page shows the ambition of the writer.

K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.2.0 Release Announcement

KDE Community Improves User Experience with KDE 4.2 KDE 4.2 (Codename: "The Answer") Brings Improved Desktop User Experience, Applications and Development Platform January 27, 2009. The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "The Answer", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.0), readying the Free Desktop for end users. KDE 4.2 builds on the technology introduced with KDE 4.0 in January 2008. After the release of KDE 4.1, which was aimed at casual users, the KDE Community is now confident we have a compelling offering for the majority of end users. See the Visual Guide To KDE 4.2 for the details on the innovations in 4.2 or read on for an overview.

November 2008

K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.0 Released

KDE 4.0 Released FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Também disponível em: English German Italiano Letoniano Esloveno Sueco Tamil O Projeto KDE lança a sua quarta versão Com esta nova versão, a comunidade KDE marca o início da era KDE 4. 11 de janeiro de 2008 (A INTERNET). O Comunidade KDE anuncia a disponibilidade imediata do KDE 4.0.0. Este lançamento marca o fim de um intenso ciclo de desenvolvimento até o KDE 4.0 e o início da era KDE 4.

K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Applications

KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Applications Jump to: Overview Desktop Applications Educational Applications Games Also available in: Chinese French Italian Persian Punjabi Slovenian The Dolphin file manager Dolphin is KDE4's new file manager. You can browse, locate, open, copy and move files with it. Dolphin concentrates on ease of use and replaces Konqueror's filemanagement component, which was used in KDE 3 and earlier. While Konqueror can still be used as file manager, and in fact shares the fileview functionality with Dolphin, the KDE team has decided to introduce an application that is optimized for filemanagement: Dolphin.

May 2008

Plasma: KDE4 Desktop Shell: Plasma for KDE

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NOTE: The content on this website is woefully out of date. An update is schedule for this month. Until then, please visit the API documentation and the Plasma Wiki. Thank-you for your patience, aseigo =) Desktop computing has changed radically in the last 20 years, yet our desktops are essentially the same as they were in 1984. It's time the desktop caught up with us.

K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.0 Visual Guide

KDE 4.0 Visual Guide Also available in: Chinese French Persian The KDE 4.0 Desktop and applications deserve a closer look. The pages below provide an overview of KDE 4.0 and give some examples of its associated applications. Screenshots of many components are included. Be aware that this is just a small sample of what KDE 4.0 offers you.

K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.0 Released

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KDE 4.0 Released FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Also available in: Bengali (India) Catalan Chinese Czech Dutch French German Gujarati Hebrew Hindi Italian Latvian Malayalam Marathi Persian Polish Punjabi Portuguese (Brazilian) Romanian Russian Slovenian Spanish Swedish Tamil KDE Project Ships Fourth Major Version of cutting edge Free Software Desktop With the fourth major version, the KDE Community marks the beginning of the KDE 4 era. January 11, 2008 (The INTERNET). The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era.

February 2008