FEB
13
2005

Connecting to the Internet with KPPP

Most ISPs provide dial-up access through the Point-to-Point Protocol, or PPP. The KDE program that gets you connected to the Internet with a modem is called KPPP. On a standard KDE setup, you'll find it under Kicker's big K by choosing the Internet menu, then clicking Internet Dialer. For those interested, an overview of KPPP including screenshots is available.

JAN
18
2005

OSDir.com: Bitten By the aKregator

In "Bitten By the aKregator" George Staikos reviews KDE's new RSS feed reader aKregator: "The power of KDE strikes again! aKregator is little more than a repackaging of KHTML and KDE's RSS parser in a more convenient form for reading news, and that's what makes it so nice."

JAN
11
2005

Application of the Month: Akregator

This month we present the fabulous Akregator in our series "Application of the Month". As usual we have an interview with the author and a description of this nifty application which allows you to browse through thousands of internet feeds without the hassle of using a web browser. If you want to help us creating this monthly series or you want to translate it to your own language please join the mailing list.

JAN
10
2005

Electrical Engineering Comes to KDE with KTechLab

The first version of KTechLab was released a couple of weeks before the new year. While only at version 0.1 it already contains a lot of functionality for developing and simulating electronic circuits. Currently KTechLab can create circuit diagrams for electronics and flow diagrams for PIC chips (a family of programmable chips). It can even compile and run your flow diagrams in a circuit.

DEC
19
2004

Application of the Month: KPilot

A new issue of the series "Application of the Month" has been released. It covers an application from the KDE PIM suite called KPilot. Besides the application review we interviewed its current maintainer Adriaan de Groot. KPilot is a replacement for the Palm Desktop software from Palm Inc, which makes your Palm/Palm Pilot/Visor handheld capable of exchanging information with your KDE powered computer.

DEC
12
2004

LWN.net: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

As part of its Grumpy Editor series, LWN.net looks at PDF viewers including the KDE applications KGhostview and KPDF. The author was impressed by KGhostview and sees a bright future for KPDF.

"In general, the interface provided by KGhostview is as nice as any PDF viewer your editor has been able to find. It is clearly a tool which has received some serious thought - and use - by its developers."

DEC
1
2004

Konversation 0.15 Released

After months of heavy development we are pleased to announce the release of Konversation 0.15! Konversation is a simple and easy to use IRC client. New features include a brand-new Kontact integration, better KDE HIG compliance, DCC rewritten with KIO, support for SSL IRC servers and much more!

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NOV
24
2004

Kst 1.0.0 Released

The Kst development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Kst 1.0.0, the first mature release of the advanced data viewing application for KDE. In addition to data viewing and plotting, Kst features real-time support for streaming data, and also includes basic analysis functionality. Kst is presently used by a variety of scientific and industry projects worldwide.

NOV
10
2004

Katalog CD Organizer: KDE Integration Done Right

Most people agree that the K3b CD burner is an application done right -- it looks good, is not overly complicated, and most of all "just works" -- the fact that Novell adopted it for Novell Linux Desktop is icing on the cake. Well, the Katalog CD Organizer, a possible cousin to K3b, is KDE integration done right. People may know of gtktalog and cdcat, both are fine applications; Katalog, however, is more of a plug-in for KDE.

NOV
4
2004

Application of the Month: KAddressBook

Again after a short time of absence we finally finished a new version of the "Application of the Month" series.

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