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K Desktop Environment 3.5 Released

DATELINE NOVEMBER 29, 2005

Many new features and refinements make KDE the complete free desktop environment.

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November 29, 2005 (The Internet) - The KDE Project is happy to announce a new major release of the award-winning K Desktop Environment. Many features have been added or refined, making KDE the most complete, stable and integrated free desktop environment available.

Notable changes include:

  • Konqueror is the second web browser to pass the Acid2 CSS test, ahead of Firefox and Internet Explorer
  • Konqueror can also now free web pages from adverts with its ad-block feature
  • SuperKaramba is included in KDE, providing well-integrated and easy-to-install widgets for the user's desktop
  • Kopete has support for MSN and Yahoo! webcams
  • The edutainment module has three new applications (KGeography, Kanagram and blinKen), and has seen huge improvements in Kalzium

For a more complete log of changes, complete with screenshots and explanations, see the KDE 3.5 visual guide to new features.

Stephan Kulow, KDE Release Coordinator, said: "The improvements made in the past year show how mature the KDE Project is. KDE is the most powerful desktop environment and development platform in the market. With huge changes expected in KDE 4, our next release, KDE 3.5 should provide users with the perfect productivity platform for the next couple of years."

Getting KDE 3.5

Full information on how to download and install KDE 3.5 is available on our official website at http://www.kde.org/info. Being free and open source software, it is available for download at no cost. If you use a major Linux distribution then precompiled packages may be available from your distributions website or from http://download.kde.org. The source code can also be downloaded from there. If you prefer to build KDE from source you should consider using Konstruct, a tool that automatically downloads, configures and builds KDE 3.5 for you.

Many more KDE applications are freely available from KDE-Apps.org and different look and feel improvements can be downloaded from KDE-Look.org.

Supporting KDE

KDE is an open source project that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether its help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information.
We look forward to hear from you soon!

About The KDE Project

The KDE project consists of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other contributors worldwide collaborating over the Internet. The community creates and freely distributes a stable, integrated and free desktop and office environment. KDE provides a flexible, component-based, network-transparent architecture and powerful development tools, offering an outstanding development platform. Reflecting its international team and focus, KDE 3.5 is currently available in over 80 different languages.

KDE, which is based on Qt technology from Trolltech, is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex commercial software.


Trademark Notices. KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.


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