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KDE 4 to be 30% or so Faster

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 4:58 pm

The next major version of KDE may run up to 30 percent faster, due to improvements in how its graphical framework uses resources

KDE 4, the next major version of the Linux desktop KDE, is likely to start up and run faster due to changes that have been made to Qt, the graphical framework that KDE is built on.

The first beta version of KDE 3.4, the last release in the current branch, was released on Thursday. But this release is not as important as KDE 4, which is due out later in the year. A beta version of Qt 4, on which KDE 4 will be based, was released at the end of December, with a final version due in the first half of 2005.


Next year… I can’t wait.

KDE Native Windows Port

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 4:52 pm

A native Windows port for KDE’s graphical framework is under development and could help the Linux desktop environment attract Microsoft users, but some fear the move will harm Linux

The Linux desktop environment KDE is moving a little closer to Microsoft Windows as developers ready a release of QT, the KDE graphical framework, that will run natively on the proprietary operating system.

Ralf Habacker, a KDE developer who initiated a project to port the Linux desktop to Windows, said over the weekend that a native Windows port for Qt, the KDE graphical framework, will be released under the General Public License (GPL).


Too bad it won’t fix all the security holes, bad “spaghetti” code, and instability.

World of Warcraft European Release Soon

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 7:25 am

The European World of Warcraft beta has come to a close similar to the one that took place in the Americas a few months back, with a clash of giant monsters and all kinds of races.

The beta closed just yesterday, but unlike how the Wish beta ended, in announcing the closing of the project, a release has been scheduled for Febuary 11th.

As previously announced the European servers have now been taken offline. We’d like to say a warm thank you to all those players who have spent many hours helping us to test the game and server performance. We look forward to seeing you all in game at the start of the real adventure on 11th February!


World of Warcraft has had a great amount of sucess in the Americas, selling well over 600,000 copies as of about a month ago, and looking extremely promising for all of Europe. Will they have to limit sales in Europe and improve servers first, such has been done in the Americas? We will see.

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