Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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I installed Sidux Linux at work recently. Out of the box, it used a newer X. It had no xorg.conf file. It came up flawlessly, recognized both my monitors, etc. Except... for whatever reason, the open-source NV driver appears to allow the multiple desktops of a dual-head system to have a total area of all of 1280x1280. And, apparently, GLX was using MESA (in software). To get real hardware-accelerated rendering, not to mention to be able to use my dual-head system at a higher resolution than 640x480 a piece, I had to install the proprietary nvidia driver.

Nope, not true. The nv driver is a joke. It is maintained (or rather, not maintained) by nVidia. It is open source, but obfuscated, and supports almost no acceleration. Already, the community maintained, open source, reverse engineered Nouveau driver is way better. It supports more acceleration (but OpenGL is experimental), supports dual-head, and develops at a very fast pace. Use nVidia's proprietary drivers if you play games, otherwise, use Nouveau.

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