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A list of cool features in KDE software that might form the basis of talking points or demonstrations of KDE software:
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*warning
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This page is far from done and needs a lot of work.
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Inspiration could come from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Talking_Points
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Moreover the content from the Whitepaper project should end up here as well.
  
*KWin desktop effects, particularly the useful ones: Cover Flow switcher, Expose type effect
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==Hot topics, good answers==
*Kopete - “You’ve got all your chat accounts in one app?”
 
*Amarok - Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube, Magnatune etc integration
 
*Digikam - it’s just so cool all round, but the various export plugins are killer features
 
*KRunner - a real swiss army knife (perhaps more for a technical audience)
 
*Marble - very visual anyway, but fire up the OpenStreetMap view and people want it
 
*Gwenview – it’s just so shiny, particularly in full-screen mode, basic photo editing
 
  
*K3b - Application for CD / DVD / Blueray authoring.  Use instead of Nero / PowerISO / Easy CD Creator.  Can rip, copy, erase and or burn with a number of supported formats, using application interface or guided wizards.
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In the Strategy Section you will find [[Promo/Strategy#Hot_Topics.2C_Good_Answers | answers to typical questions]] and information on how to talk about some subjects like Akonadi and Nepomuk.
*KMyMoney2(soon to be version 4) - Application for home money management.  Use instead of Microsoft Money.  Hides the complexity of double accounting in simple to edit transactions.  Customizable reports show you where your money is being spent, with future projections. Able to import from online bank websites.
 
*Kaffeine - Application for DVD and video viewing.  Replaces PowerDVD / Microsoft Media Player.  Intuitive interface and able to skip the none skipable parts of a DVD.
 
*Kdenlive - Application for video editing. Video editing for users. Similar to Sony Vegas
 
*Dolphin - Very easy file browsing(the + mark feature for example), nice previews, split feature
 
  
*Konqueror - F9 -> Tab "Services" -> "Audio CD Browser" -> "copying" an audio CD. Cow-Orker: "You CAN'T do that!" Me: "Right, but KDE can."
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==''Wow'' features==
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Things to talk about or demonstrate that make KDE software better than the competition
  
*Dolphin - Audio CD ripping just by copying folders!
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*KWin desktop effects
*Yakuake - geeks and gamers generally fall in love with it (especially when coming from Gnome)
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**Bling: Cover Flow switcher
*Microblog widget - innocently opened on the desktop..
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**Useful: Desktop grid combined with expose type effect
*Device notifier applet + Battery applet
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*Folder View
*Meteo applet in a PANEL (weather applet on desktop takes too much space and is generally useless, whereas put in the panel it's discrete and classy when you click on it and just pop-up the weather state!)
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** quick and easy access to all kinds of real and virtual (think Nepomuk, network shares, etc) folders
*Folder View - quick and easy access to certain folders, certain kinds of files
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** WOW: you can have more than one on your desktop - scrollable and you can digg down by hovering your mouse. Far more efficient than a bunch of random files on the desktop...
*KMess - easy, fast and powerful MSN chat application.
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** Quickly drag'n'drop a folder on the desktop, create folderview, work from it, close it. No copying of files, yet everything on the desktop. Works great with activities!
*Kwallet - Handle different password, with a single one!
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*Kopete
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**''All'' your chat accounts in one app
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*Amarok
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**Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube integration
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**Magnatune - buy your music right here
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*Digikam
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**Brilliant editor built in
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**Export to everywhere with kipi
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*KRunner
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**You computer is smart - type what you want to do/use
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*Marble
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**OpenStreetMap
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*Gwenview
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*KIO
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**Audiocd - "copy" files straight from the CD
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**Fish
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*Microblog widget
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*Kwallet
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*Plasma flexibility - build your own workspace
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==Other ideas==
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I ([[User:Stu|Stu]]) have moved ideas I don't find compelling or needing more info to the 'Discussion' tab of this page to keep the main page clean. Please re-import things as required.

Latest revision as of 02:43, 8 December 2010

  • warning

This page is far from done and needs a lot of work. Inspiration could come from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Talking_Points Moreover the content from the Whitepaper project should end up here as well.

Hot topics, good answers

In the Strategy Section you will find answers to typical questions and information on how to talk about some subjects like Akonadi and Nepomuk.

Wow features

Things to talk about or demonstrate that make KDE software better than the competition

  • KWin desktop effects
    • Bling: Cover Flow switcher
    • Useful: Desktop grid combined with expose type effect
  • Folder View
    • quick and easy access to all kinds of real and virtual (think Nepomuk, network shares, etc) folders
    • WOW: you can have more than one on your desktop - scrollable and you can digg down by hovering your mouse. Far more efficient than a bunch of random files on the desktop...
    • Quickly drag'n'drop a folder on the desktop, create folderview, work from it, close it. No copying of files, yet everything on the desktop. Works great with activities!
  • Kopete
    • All your chat accounts in one app
  • Amarok
    • Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube integration
    • Magnatune - buy your music right here
  • Digikam
    • Brilliant editor built in
    • Export to everywhere with kipi
  • KRunner
    • You computer is smart - type what you want to do/use
  • Marble
    • OpenStreetMap
  • Gwenview
  • KIO
    • Audiocd - "copy" files straight from the CD
    • Fish
  • Microblog widget
  • Kwallet
  • Plasma flexibility - build your own workspace

Other ideas

I (Stu) have moved ideas I don't find compelling or needing more info to the 'Discussion' tab of this page to keep the main page clean. Please re-import things as required.


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