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KDE 4.6 released; ready to install in Ubuntu 10.10

KDE 4.6 has been released today, bringing with it five months worth of updates, fixes and changes.

Notable changes present in the Plasma workspaces include a redesigned Activities system, retooled power management system, panel clock tweaks and improvements to the speed of Kwin – KDE’s fancy compositing and window manager.

Applications in reciept of updates include image-viewer Gwenview, which adds social sharing support; the KDE games selection gets a handful of new features; map software Marble is now faster than ever thanks to improved OpenGL work; and faceted browsing comes to Dolphin – KDE’s default file manager.

Gwenview in KDE 4.6

Gwenview in KDE 4.6 sports new social sharing features

Also present in the release is a rewritten Oxygen GTK theme able to better integrate non-native applications into the KDE desktop.

Kubuntu 10.10 users eager to upgrade can do so using the Kubuntu backports PPA.