Looking for some hot new O.S. action but skeptical of the volcabularific new HUD interface being introduced to Ubuntu? That's the open-sourced beauty of Linux -- there are plenty of flavors available for the picky types out there. And now there's a new one, or rather, a new update of an old hand. KDE 4.8 has hit the Web, complete with a host of fresh features and abilities.
The Windows Switcher found in Plasma Workspaces has been tweaked to include six possible layouts, the KDE Power Management System Settings received an overhaul, and as usual, stability has been increased and bugs squashed with wild abandon. New touch-screen friendly features have begun being added to KDE Platform 4.8 for the pinch-and-zoom fans in the House That Linus Built. A bevy of KDE Applications also nabbed a spit-shine, most notably the Dolphin file manager, which has a new display engine that makes digging around a hard drive speedier than ever before.