A serious vulnerability has been found in the popular KDE open source software bundle. The flaw, deemed “critical” by the research outfit FrSIRT, could allow a remote attacker to gain control over vulnerable systems. KDE is a desktop software package for Linux and Unix systems and includes the Konqueror Web browser and other applications.
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A project that started in 2003 to translate a Linux desktop environment into Welsh is expected to take another two years to complete, according to project co-ordinator Kevin Donnelly.
The translation project, known as Kywaith Kyfieithu, aims to translate the whole of KDE into Welsh, but Donnelly admitted on Friday that the project is making slow progress.
“We’ve been plodding along on KDE since March 2003, but those KDE hackers keep making KDE ever bigger, so we’re running to stand still,” said Donnelly. “I think it will be a couple of years yet before we have a full KDE desktop in Welsh”
The KDE Project on Tuesday released the newest version of the popular KDE graphical desktop for Linux, KDE 3.5, with improvements to the bundled Konqueror browser and a new-found ability to handle widget-style applications.
Konqueror now passes the Acid2 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) test, the second browser to do so. (Apple’s Safari, which uses Konqueror’s rendering engine, was the first.) The free browser also now includes an ad-block tool to filter Web page advertisements.
The K Desktop Environment was pleased to see its users recently at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Users were excited to learn about KDE 4.0, some of the hot new stuff in KDE 3.5, and thousands of Linux users got out of the house for a change!
Guests to our booth had questions like “So, when is KDE 4.0 going to be released?” Some also wondered what kind of new features it would have.