AUG
13
2003

Usability Study: KDE Suited for Corporate Desktop

German-based relevantive AG, specialized in software and web usability, have released the English version (executive summary) of their Linux Usability Report today.

MAR
24
2003

XFree86 and KDE

The XFree86 project, one of the major window systems hosting the KDE/Qt platform, released version 4.3.0 almost a month ago.

FEB
6
2003

KDE 3.1: Desktop Sharing in Practice

Desktop Sharing is a KDE service that allows you to share your desktop using the RFB protocol, better known as VNC. This new feature of KDE 3.1 allows a friend or administrator to fix problems on your computer, or you can use it to show your desktop to somebody else at a remote location. It is compatible with all regular VNC / RFB clients.

FEB
4
2003

KDE/GNOME To Cooperate On Interface Guidelines

As recently announced, an effort has been started for closer cooperation between the KDE and GNOME usability teams. The effort was announced in a message sent to the
open-hci@freedesktop.org
mailinglist that was created for this purpose.

Original announcement by Aaron J. Seigo:

JAN
7
2003

KDE Tips & Tricks in Mandrake 9.0

Two new
chapters have been released on the trylinuxSD.com website titled "KDE Tips & Tricks in Mandrake 9.0" which offer some KDE3 tips that may not be so obvious to new users. Although the pages are geared toward Mandrake Linux 9.0, much of the content should also apply to anyone using KDE. Please note: The site makes extensive use of screenshots, so dialup users be warned.

JUL
25
2002

Sebastien Biot: KDE Usability - First Steps

Sebastian Biot looks at KDE Usability in the first of a series of studies. "While some participants noted that KDE looked different from Windows, none seemed bothered by the differences and the look-and-feel of KDE. Users identified all the elements of the interface without any trouble including KDE's Konqueror and KMail icons. Most users seemed to understand the K menu's presence and function intuitively and they used it much more than I had anticipated.

JUL
12
2002

OSNews: Bringing KDE Closer to Joe User's Desktop

User Interface designer Eugenia Loli-Queru has written a thoughtful and well-illustrated article for OSNews where she discusses which parts of KDE are good and which ones could use some polishing. "What is a good User Interface? Well, in order to answer that, we will have to take into account that different people like different shapes, colors and functionality.

DEC
5
2001

KDEPrint Site Goes Live

Chris Howells wrote in to inform us of the new KDEPrint site at printing.kde.org.

NOV
15
2001

KDE 3.0 Screenshots (A/K/A, Do You Like Themes?)

Rob Kaper has graciously fulfilled the oft-heard
request for screenshots of the upcoming KDE 3.0 release. Take a trip
to KDE.org and have a look

SEP
16
2001

IBM developerWorks Announces Theme Contest Winners

Frank was the first of many to write
in to tell us that IBM
developerWorks
has
announced the winners of the KDE theme
contest
. The top prize (along with a $3,000 donation) goes to Matthias
Fenner of Germany for the

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