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= General =
  
== KDE ==
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Fedora 17 features the KDE 4.8 Software Compilation. KDE features three components. KDE Platform is the foundation for all KDE-based applications. KDE Plasma Workspace provides you with ways to manage how you use applications. KDE Applications use the Platform and Plasma Workspace to give you a fully-integrated experience.
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=== KDE Platform ===
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The KDE Platform provides services for all KDE-based applications and the Plasma Workspace. KDE Platform 4.8 features some new technology along with dramatic increases in performance and stability.
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KDE now offers [https://qt.nokia.com/qtquick/ QtQuick]. QtQuick is an easy way to make small applications (applets) for Qt environments like KDE. KDE has '''Plasma QtQuick Components''' that help you write KDE Plasma Workspace applications quickly.
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'''KSecretService''' is a new, secure password-storage system. '''KWallet''' manages passwords for KDE applications, and '''KSecretService''' makes those passwords available to non-KDE applications.
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=== KDE Plasma Workspaces ===
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The KDE Plasma Workspaces are two desktop environments that manage how you work with applications. The Plasma Desktop Workspace has a more traditional appearance, and the Netbook Plasma Workspace has a modified appearance for smaller screens and mobile devices.
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The '''Window Switcher''' now has six possible layouts. You can choose between layouts in the '''System Settings''' application.
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The '''KWin''' window manager is improved. '''Kwin''' offers significantly improved performance.
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The "Power Management" pane of '''System Settings''' is redesigned and simplified. Power management settings now work on computers with multiple display devices. You can also now modify power management settings to change when you are in a certain "Activity."
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You can use the new '''Icon Tasks''' Plasma widget to manage your applications on a taskbar as an icon, like in other popular operating systems.
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=== KDE Applications ===
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= GNOME =  
The KDE Applications are all of the basic applications, and many advanced applications, that you need.
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'''Dolphin''' is the file management application. '''Dolphin''' now displays files more accurately, adapts to different computer hardware, and is more visually appealing.
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= KDE Software Compilation =
  
'''Gwenview''' is the image viewing application. You can see your position in a zoomed-in image with the new, translucent position indicator. You will also notice minor visual and performance improvements.
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= MATE =
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The latest version of a familiar favorite, MATE 1.6 builds on modern functionality to provide a polished, stable desktop environment.
  
'''Okular''' is the text document viewing application. You can now select text more easily. Several bugs are fixed, and multi-column text is selected properly.
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Read more about changes in MATE from the project's release announcement at http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/ .
  
The '''Kate''' text editor features a new "Search and Replace" plugin, indicators of changed lines, and a new "modelines" editor that uses document variables. Fedora 17 has new documentation for '''Kate''', accessible through the applications' "Help" menus.
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= Xfce =
  
'''Cantor''' is an application for mathematics packages. '''Cantor''' now supports Qalculate and Scilab.
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= Sugar =
  
The '''Marble''' virtual globe and atlas application is now integrated with '''KRunner'''. You can search GPS coordinates and '''Marble''' bookmarks through '''KRunner.''' You can also view route elevation information, track earth satellites, and display OpenStreetMap files in vector format.
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= Enlightenment =
  
 
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Contents

General

Cinnamon

GNOME

KDE Software Compilation

MATE

The latest version of a familiar favorite, MATE 1.6 builds on modern functionality to provide a polished, stable desktop environment.

Read more about changes in MATE from the project's release announcement at http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/ .

Xfce

Sugar

Enlightenment