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KDE Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with the Release of KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS

Oct 05, 2016, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Prominent new features of KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS include support for desktop widgets, a new system-wide search functionality that promises to let users easily search their KDE desktops for everything they want, including apps, music, videos, files, folders, etc., a new tool to get hot new stuff for your KDE Plasma desktop, such as wallpapers, widgets, desktop effects, or window styles, and infinite customization possibilities. Moreover, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS comes with a unified look for the default Breeze theme so that, no matter what type of application you're using (Qt4, GTK2, GTK3, or Qt5), it will look the same, mobile phone notifications, along with the ability to use your smartphone as a PC remote, transfer files or mute music during calls, all with the new KDE Connect plasmoid. There 's also Right-to-Left (RTL) language support, simplified global shortcuts, improvements to many applets, and much better Wayland support.

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