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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RE[2]: thank you!
by GiantTalkingCow on Sat 13th Feb 2010 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: thank you!"
GiantTalkingCow
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2009-01-27

Don't look any worse than OS X? Well, yes and no. Certainly, KDE 4.4 is up to par when it comes to themes (Oxygen has really matured into something attractive and unobtrusive) and catching up fast when it comes to desktop effects (the timing seems just a bit off, still), but when it comes to icons, layout, and especially default fonts and spacing, it needs a lot of work. Sane and attractive defaults matter quite a bit, especially when a user's not able or willing to root around in the various config dialogues to tweak them.

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RE[3]: thank you!
by sakeniwefu on Sun 14th Feb 2010 14:58 in reply to "RE[2]: thank you!"
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2008-02-26

Do the better fonts and spacing even exist in a way that can be used by KDE(copyright and patent free)?

Frankly, I don't think default fonts and spacing are that bad. They may lose in a side by side comparison but I doubt most people can tell a "perfect" font from a "a bit off" one when actually using the software.

They are not like the fonts distros were using a few years ago.

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