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KDE 4.6 released; ready to install in Ubuntu 10.10

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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.