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 JLP's KDE 3.5 Previews

Let me start by saying that I have never been a heavy KDE or Gnome user. I have used both. But Gnome was a while ago. I have KDE as the desktop on my Linux box on my desk at work, but mostly these days I use a powerbook for the bulk of my work. Before I realized that Macs were Unix machines I was using fvwm then fvwm2 as my window manager and thought that the other window managers were to slow (and honestly would not load my .fvwmrc which I had spent way to much time working on).

I have a great deal of respect for the great things that have been coming out of the KDE Project. They are fixing bugs on a regular basis and they are adding features it seems every week.

In this article Jure Repinc gives us some brief descriptions and great screen shoots of KDE 3.5 (compiled from source and not even in beta yet). The feature that I liked the most was the Storage Media Notification. This is of the things most missing on my mothers Linux box.

So let me say to the KDE Project: Great job and keep up the good work!


"Next new feature in 3.5 is storage media notification. This is something users of the current Windows desktop already have and some Linux distributions, like Mandriva, implemented their own version, mostly just as simple autorun. KDE will now also show a special dialog of possible actions when some media is inserted. I hope authors of KDE applications will soon start to add actions for their program. On the other hand it is simple to add, edit or remove actions yourself."
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 (Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 28, 2005 )


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