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The KDE 4.5 Semantic Desktop

Aug 19, 2010, 17:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"My last article I spoke about the new KDE Activities features Search and Launch Containment Activity (see my article "Using the KDE 4.5 Search and Launch Containment Activity"). This is the first visible sign of KDE's use of the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop. Nepomuk is a system that uses metadata throughout the desktop to aid in file search and peer to peer collaboration. So far the project has yet to reach its full potential (as it is quite new to the desktop).

"Strigi, on the other hand, is the desktop search daemon that runs on the KDE desktop. It is these two components that help to create the KDE 4.5 Semantic Desktop (a desktop who's data is easily shared between components). In this article I will introduce you to these two components and how you interact with them to make your KDE desktop as fluid as possible."

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