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[Debian-NYC] Wednesday 23 January 2008 NYLUG: Greg Martyn on The New K Desktop Environment, KDE 4

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 From: NYLUG Announcements <info@nylug.org>
 To: NYLUG Announcements <nylug-announce@nylug.org>
 Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:36:45 -0500 (EST)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] WEDNESDAY: Jan 23: NYLUG presents Greg Martyn on
 	the all-new KDE 4

 Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 *RSVP CLOSES TUESDAY*
 6:30pm-8:00 PM
 590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
 corner of 57th Street

 ** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
 Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.

 PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is at IBM, not Google!

                             Greg Martyn
                                - on -
                 The New K Desktop Environment, KDE 4
   KDE 4 is a deliberate shift away from the norms of desktop
   environments.  After more than 2 years of heavy development, there is
   a lot to talk about. KDE 4 represents a largely re-written KDE, a port
   to QT4 (recently made available under GPL3), and sports the new file
   manager, Dolphin, and the new desktop shell, Plasma. KDE 4 has been
   designed to be faster and easier on your computer, while introducing
   many improvements over KDE 3.  Greg Martyn will be leading a
   discussion of new features including the "pillars of KDE": Plasma,
   Oxygen, Phonon, Solid, Kross, Decibel, and Sonnet. Also included will
   be a quick introduction to getting involved with KDE development.

   Many leading Linux distributions have KDE 4 packages or live discs
   available now or will soon.

   Bonus: Thanks to Joe Gaffney, DVDs of the Google KDE 4 Launch Party
   will be distributed at the meeting.

   About KDE 4:

   KDE 4.0 is an innovative Free Software desktop containing lots of
   applications for every day use as well as for specific purposes.
   Plasma is a new desktop shell developed for KDE 4, providing an
   intuitive interface to interact with the desktop and applications.

   The Konqueror web browser integrates the web with the desktop. The
   Dolphin file manager, the Okular document reader and the System
   Settings control center complete the basic desktop set. KDE is built
   on the KDE Libraries which provide easy access to resources on the
   network by means of KIO and advanced visual capabilities through Qt4.
   Phonon and Solid, which are also part of the KDE Libraries add a
   multimedia framework and better hardware integration to all KDE

   Further Information:

   * KDE 4 on Wikipedia

   * KDE 4.0 Announcement

   * Linux.com :: KDE 4 revises the desktop

   * Lifehacker Feature: Design Your Own Desktop with KDE 4

   * Trolltech's Qt4 to be licensed under the GPL v3

 About Greg Martyn:
   Greg Martyn is currently an undergraduate student at Manhattan
   College. He will be graduating in May 2008 with a BS in Computer
   Science and minors in Physics and Math.

 Meeting Location:
   Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
   12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
   the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.


   Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
   of various new titles.  One of these could be yours, all you have
   to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of

 Swag (Give Away):
   During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given

   After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
   over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
   Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

   February 9-12, 2008: Freedom-IT is the annual North American Free
   Software Conference developed by a college of Free Software leaders
   and NYLXS for professional development and Free Software research.


 Python Workshops:
   We are rounding up a group that wants to learn Python.  This would
   be a great time to attend our workshop.
   Those interested in working on the new NYLYG Web site are
   strongly encouraged to attend also.  Work has just begun on the
   new NYLUG Jobs site.
   The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
   Hudson Park Branch.  66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   Next meeting is January 22nd, followed by February 5th.
   See the calendar at: http://tighturl.com/fp

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