Login to OSNews
Username or Email
KDE SC 4.8 Released
on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
its latest set of releases, providing major updates to
KDE Plasma Workspaces
, and the
. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and
improved stability, performance
dynamic power management
Permalink for comment 504869
To read all comments associated with this story, please
on Fri 27th Jan 2012 10:38 UTC in reply to "
But software isn't an animal ...
True. However, FOSS software development
a process where there are successive generations (called versions), each one made with largely the same defining code (not DNA but source code) inherited from its parent code of the previous generations, but with incremental small changes which subsequently continue on in the code through later generations only if that code is the best fit for purpose.
Whatever works best, survives to the next generation, and continues to survive in subsequent generations as long as it remains the best.
This is the process of evolution, essentially. The parallels to the process of biological evolution are significant.
Edited 2012-01-27 10:46 UTC
Sign Up For The OSNews Newsletter!
Friends & Fans
OSNews Privacy Statement
Notice to Bulk Emailers
© 1997-2016 OSNews Inc. All Rights Reserved. OSNews and the OSNews logo are trademarks of OSNews.
Source Code © 2007-2016,
, except where noted
Reader comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for them in any way.
All trademarks, icons, and logos shown or mentioned in this web site are the property of their respective owners.
OSNews.com uses icons from the
© 2008 John Resig
Reproduction of OSNews stories is permitted only with explicit authorization from OSNews. Reproductions must be properly credited.