Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Aug 2013 22:46 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE The KDE Software Compilation 4.11 has been released.

Gearing up for long term maintenance, Plasma Workspaces delivers further improvements to basic functionality with a smoother taskbar, smarter battery widget and improved sound mixer. The introduction of KScreen brings intelligent multi-monitor handling to the Workspaces, and large scale performance improvements combined with small usability tweaks make for an overall nicer experience.

This release marks massive improvements in the KDE PIM stack, giving much better performance and many new features. Kate improves the productivity of Python and Javascript developers with new plugins, Dolphin became faster and the educational applications bring various new features.

This release of KDE Platform 4.11 continues to focus on stability. New features are being implemented for our future KDE Frameworks 5.0 release, but for the stable release we managed to squeeze in optimizations for our Nepomuk framework.

That name.

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KDE keeps getting better!
by cmost on Fri 16th Aug 2013 15:50 UTC
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I've been using KDE since I started using Linux exclusively a decade ago. I did jump ship to Gnome 2.x when KDE 4 came out but then I returned after many of the bugs were worked out. In my opinion, KDE is the most powerful, configurable desktop available on *NIX today. While its developers do take risks and try new things, it's usually not at the expense of user experience because nearly all features can be reconfigured or turned off.

All I have to say to the haters is if you don't like KDE then don't use it. If you don't like it but want to use it, be thankful that all aspects can be tweaked unlike other desktops that shall remain nameless. Don't want to take the time or the effort to get KDE how you like it? Move on to another desktop; it's not the job of KDE developers to do your work for you. It's absurd to expect the KDE team to be able to configure its default theming to satisfy everyone. As another commenter pointed out: beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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