Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases." Focuses of this release are Kwin support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 (oooh purty!), an interface refresh for Dolphin, and loads of other stuff.
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All I have to say is...
by cmost on Mon 27th Jun 2011 19:48 UTC
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At least KDE 4.7 continues to offer a more traditional desktop experience. The window controls are still present and located where users expect them; there's still a traditional desktop paradigm with desktop shortcuts, folders, or launchers (of course 'activities' are fully implemented too for those users who actually use them); The task bar and task bar applets are still present and accounted for. All in all, KDE 4.x may become a refuge for those fleeing the radical and seemingly bizarre changes that came with Gnome 3 and Ubuntu's horrid Unity desktop experience.

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