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KDE 3.5 Released

The K Desktop Environment just got better. MSN/Yahoo webcam support, more features and a lot more eye-candy are among the new highlights. And Konqueror's CSS support is again ahead of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

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

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."

KDE 3.5 is already available for Arch Linux, Kubuntu, Slackware, SuSE Linux and Gentoo. Packages for most other important distributions will as usual be available very soon.

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