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Download of the day: KDE version 4.0.1

KDE version 4.0.1 has been released and available for download. KDE 4.0.1 is a maintenance release for version 4.0, which provides corrections of problems reported by users. From the announcement page:

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.1, the first bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. KDE 4.0.1 ships with a basic desktop and many other packages like administration, network, education, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more. KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in almost 50 languages.

=> KDE 4.0.1 Release Announcement

News Roundup

=> KDE 4 Review : Ars Technica reviews KDE 4.0 - KDE 4.0 was officially released last week after extensive development. The long-awaited 4.0 release ushers in a new era for the popular open-source desktop environment and adds many intriguing new features and technologies. Unfortunately, the release comes with almost as many new bugs as it does features, and there is much work to be done before it sparkles like the 3.5.x series.

=> Humor : Intelligent atheist white man seeks sweetie // Help me keep the shell people alive

=> Every aspect of computer users' lives — from their heartbeat to a guilty smile -- could be monitored and immediately analysed under the futuristic system detailed in Microsoft’s patent application.

=> Asus Launches Windows Version of its Eee PC - Hackers no longer have to resort to their own devices to get Windows on Asus's Eee PC.

=> Crispin Cowan, the Linux security expert behind StackGard, the Immunix Linux distro and AppArmor, has joined the Windows security team.

Download of the day: KDE 4 Desktop

KDE4 has been released and available for download. KDE is a powerful graphical desktop environment for Unix and Linux workstations. It is based on the version 4 series of Qt (a cross-platform GUI application development framework).

From the announcement page:

The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era. It will contain a new multimedia API, called Phonon, a device integration framework called Solid and a new style guide and default icon set called Oxygen. It will also include the new desktop and panel user interface tool, called Plasma, which will have support for desktop widgets, similar to SuperKaramba or Apple's Dashboard widgets.

KDE 4 Desktop
(Fig. 01: The KDE v.4.0 Desktop)

The KDE 4.0 Visual Guide provides a quick overview of various new and improved KDE 4.0 technologies. Illustrated with many screenshots, it walks you through the different parts of KDE 4.0 and shows some of the exciting new technologies and improvements for the user.

Download KDE 4

=> Visit offical mirror to grab cutting edge KDE v4.0

Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. The KDE 3 version of Dolphin is in beta stage, but provides already most features for daily usage. Currently Dolphin gets ported for KDE 4.0. I really liked its simplicity.

The main features of Dolphin are:

* Navigation bar for URLs, which allows to navigate quickly through the file hierarchy.

* View properties are remembered for each folder.

* Split of views is supported.

* Network transparency.

* Undo/redo functionality.

* Renaming of a variable number of selected items in one step and much more

Download of the day: Dolphin File Manager for KDE Linux Desktop Picture

Install dolphin

Debian / Ubuntu Linux user, type:
$ sudo apt-get install dolphin

To start dolphin start KDE or type:
$ dolphin &

From the man page:

dolphin is not intended to be a competitor to Konqueror, the default KDE file manager: Konqueror acts as universal viewer being able to show HTML pages, text documents, directories and a lot more, whereas dolphin focuses on being only a file manager. This approach allows to optimize the user interface for the task of file management.

Download Dolphin File Manager

You can download Dolphin file manager here