I would like to congratulate the KDE Community on the final release of the 4.4.0 series! KDE has very much improved in the 4.x series, and I am becoming more and more of a fan. It provides a very clean, polished interface and well implemented desktop integration. From the release announcement:
Major new technologies have been introduced, including social networking and online collaboration features, a new netbook-oriented interface and infrastructural innovations such as the KAuth authentication framework. According to KDE’s bug-tracking system, 7293 bugs have been fixed and 1433 new feature requests were implemented.
You can find the full release announcement here.
Some of the new features and improvements available in the 4.4.x series are:
- Plasma Netbook debuts in 4.4.0. Plasma Netbook is an alternative interface to the Plasma Desktop, specifically designed for ergonomic use on netbooks and smaller notebooks.
- The Social Desktop initiative brings improvements to the Community widget (formerly known as Social Desktop widget), allowing users to send messages and find friends right from within the widget.
- The new tabbing feature in KWin allows the user to group windows together in a tabbed interface, making the handling of large numbers of applications easier and more efficient.
- Much, much more…!
I’m sure many of us will be looking forward to this latest software compilation in the upcoming Ubuntu release. Congratulations!