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The KDE 4.3 beta: KDE Returns to Incremental Releases

May 20, 2009, 15:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Not that the beta is completely lacking in new features. It includes PolicyKit, a tool that goes beyond the traditional GNU/Linux distinction of permissions and the root user to fine-tune how every day accounts access hardware and administrative services.

"There are also new data engines such as the geographical locator, and additional settings for using Nepomuk, the system for annotating and locating information, with personal data such as emails and address books. And, going from the earnest to the frivolous, the beta includes a new game called Curse of the Mummy and 70 new levels for Mahjongg.

"However, many of these new features will take some time for users to appreciate. The first enhancements that average users will notice will probably be the customization and usability features."

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