Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Nov 2008 21:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE The KDE team has released the first beta of KDE 4.2, slated for release coming January. Quite a lot of new features have been added, as well as lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. This release also makes a lot of strides to feature parity with KDE 3.x, by adding those small little features that KDE 3.x users are barely aware of, but which were missed in KDE 4.0/4.1, such as taskbar grouping, multiple rows in the taskbar, panel auto-hiding, a traditional icon desktop through 'full-screen' foderview, and so on.
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RE: Looks good
by rexstuff on Thu 27th Nov 2008 23:04 UTC in reply to "Looks good"
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2007-04-06

I know this isn't want you want to hear, but with the nVidia graphics card on my MBP, external monitor is quite painless. Not through anything that KDE does, but nVidia's configuration tool, it can be quick and (relatively) easy. It still has to be set manually, but no restart of X or anything is required. I was actually rather impressed - pessimist that I am, I did not expect it to be that seamless. It still falls short of the plug and play of doing it under OSX, however.

Good luck with that intel chipset.

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RE[2]: Looks good
by porcel on Fri 28th Nov 2008 10:23 in reply to "RE: Looks good"
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2006-01-28

So you are actually able to have one resolution on the laptop and a different one on the external monitor? If this is the case, and if I can´t solve this in the next couple of months, I will look for a laptop with a built-in nvidia chip.

I like the fact that my netbook did not need one single proprietary driver to function, so I am actually hoping that this can be fixed as otherwise I really like the hardware.

Thanks for your input

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