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Thread: KDE 3.3 Released.................HUZZAH!!

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    KDE 3.3 Released.................HUZZAH!!

    Yesterday (sorry I'm a but slow on the draw, I have been compiling) KDE 3.3 was released, and all I can say is WOW. The most notable improvement is the speed, I can see a very noticable jump in overall responsiveness as well as application launch times.

    Other Features Include

    Some of the highlights in KDE 3.3 are listed below.

    * New applications
    o Kolourpaint, an easy-to-use replacement for KPaint
    o KWordQuiz, KLatin and KTurtle expand the list of education packages for schools and families
    o Kimagemapeditor and klinkstatus make life easier for web designers
    o KSpell2, a new spellchecking library that fixes all of KSpell's shortcomings
    o KThemeManager, a new control center module to globally handle KDE visual themes
    o The Python bindings PyQT and PyKDE are now maintained with KDE in our CVS
    * Integration of desktop components
    o Kontact is now integrated with Kolab, KDE's groupware solution, and Kpilot
    o Konqueror features better support for Instant Messenging contacts, with the capability to send files to IM contacts, and support for IM protocols (e.g. irc://)
    o KMail can display the online presence of IM contacts
    o Kopete can display a "now listening to" message from amaroK
    o Juk has support for burning audio CDs with K3B
    * Many small desktop enhancements
    o Tab improvements in Konqueror, including scrollwheel switching
    o An RSS feed viewer sidebar in Konqueror
    o A searchbar for Konqueror, compatible with all keyword: searches
    o HTML composing, anti-spam/anti-virus wizards, automatic handling of mailing lists, improved support for cryptography and a handy quick search bar all make their way into KMail
    o Kopete gains support for file transfers with Jabber
    o Quanta Plus has a VPL (Visual Page Layout) mode to make editing even easier
    o aRts gains jack support, and aKode, a new multithreaded audio decoding/encoding library to replace mpeglib
    o KWin has new buttons to support its full features, including "always on top"
    o Over 7,000 bugs have been closed, and over 2,000 wishes have been fulfilled
    o Over 60,000 lines of code, documentation and other contributions have been committed to CVS

    For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.2 release, please refer to the KDE 3.3 Feature Plan.
    Get it while it's hot is all i can say.

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    post some screenshots... I used to be all about kde... then gnome 2 came and what can I say.....

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    KDE is still where its at if you are all about desktop productivity. Gnome is fun to play with, but I have never been big on getting work done with toys. It never fails to impress me how most Linux users can plug their favorite whatever in response to just about anything.
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    I am impressed with the speed at which the KDE team put this one out. I look forward testing it out when I have some time.
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    I will post some screenshots this evening when I get home. I am currently on the ass end of my shift working on making my desktop more pretty

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    zenny, I noticed you're in atlanta... what part and where do you work?

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    I am currently living in Alpharetta, I work in Norcross at Dendrite International. I am however interviewing with GE and another local webhosting company for some sysadmin positions. (WISH ME LUCK (and give me a plug if you have any connections))

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    Now I sit around waiting for .debs to be available so I can do a little apt-get -t unstable install kde kdebase kdegraphics kdemultimedia kdeutils...

    etc. etc. etc.

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    Damn. That's _pretty_.

    It figures. It took me weeks to finally figure out how to get 3.2 installed seemlessly, and now they have to put a bigger, fresher carrot on the end of the stick so that I can run around like a doofus after it.

    But, you know, that's kind of What I Do.

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    Ahhhh, the joys of the linux development freight train as it runs over our unwitting bodies.

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