The final flavor of Linux Mint 14, KDE, has been launched and completes the collection of desktop environments for the famous distribution.
Linux Mint 14 KDE shares the Nadia codename with the other distributions and it features a huge number of changes and improvements. As you would expect, it's based on KDE 4.9.
The biggest changes can be seen in Dolphin, the default file manager. It now has back and forward buttons, the ability to show metadata such as ratings, tags, image and file sizes, author, date, grouping and sorting by metadata properties, improved search support, and synchronization with terminal location.
The Konsole also received the ability to search for a text selection using KDE Web Shortcuts and a new "Change Directory To" feature, which can be activated when a folder is dropped on the Konsole window.
Highlights of Linux Mint 14 KDE:
• Activities are now integrated more thoroughly throughout the Workspaces;
• Workspaces now comes with MPRIS2 support. KMix now has the ability to handle streams and a Plasma data engine for handling this music player control protocol;
• The Kickoff menu can now be used with only a keyboard;
• Kontact received many bugfixes and performance improvements as well as a new import wizard to get settings, mails, filters, calendar and addressbook entries from Thunderbird and Evolution;
• MintStick replaces USB-ImageWriter, for a better UI and better progress reporting;
• A collection of beautiful background photographs from Al Butler, Nicolas Goulet and Steve Allen have been implemented;
• The distribution now falls back to OpenDNS when the system fails to contact a valid DNS server;
• Full debconf support is now provided, so users don't need Synaptic anymore for debconf enabled packages (such as the Microsoft Fonts, or Wine).
Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and updates.
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