KDE 4.4.0 Ushers In New Innovations To The Desktop

February 10, 2010
KDE 4.4.0 Software Compilation codenamed Caikaku has been released. KDE 4.4.0 brings an innovative collection of applications to Free Software users which enhances their experience while using KDE Desktop.

New Features In KDE 4.4.0

The following are a select few from the sum total of features that KDE 4.4.0 sports.
  • Plasma Netbook workspace - An interface specifically optimized for mobile devices with smaller screens. Similar to Ubuntu Netbook Remix or Moblin but distribution independent.
    KDE 4 Netbook Interface
  • Improved window management - KDE 4.4.0 brings with it enhanced application switching using Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut. You can now maximize and tile windows by dragging them to the edge of the screen.
  • Plasma widgets improvements - "Add Widget" interface attaches to the user's main panel instead of opening in it's own window. Now it is possible to share Plasma widgets over a network. System tray can now embed Plasma widgets thus reducing visual clutter.
  • KDE 4.4.0 now supports new locales, currencies and date formats in its interface. 
  • A new configuration module to handle automatic mounting of removable drives. 
For a full list of features and lots of screenshots and videos demonstrating the enhancements in KDE 4.4.0, head over to the KDE 4.4.0 anouncement page. Also check out the KDE promotional committee YouTube Channel for all the goodies that KDE 4.4.0 has to offer.