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KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0 22

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from the ooo-shiny dept.
jrepin writes "KDE is proud to announce the first release (1.0.0) of Plasma Media Center. Built on Plasma and KDE technologies. Designed to offer a rich experience to media enthusiasts. KDE's Plasma Media Center (PMC) is aimed towards a unified media experience on PCs, Tablets, Netbooks, TVs and other devices. Plasma Media Center can be used to view images, play music or watch videos. Media files can be on the local filesystem or accessed with KDE's Desktop Search." The screenshots look OK. You have to build it yourself to try it (looks easy on Ubuntu but not Debian unstable because of a few missing dev packages).
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KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0

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  • Awesome (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @12:38PM (#43224873)

    Just what I was looking for and it looks great on videos. Plasma technology really seams to be powerful and flexible. Why doesn't Ubuntu just use Plasma as base for their desktop. Anyways great job KDE!

    • Re:Awesome (Score:4, Informative)

      by burdickjp (2530248) on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @01:13PM (#43225263)
      I concur about Ubuntu getting behind KDE. It would be very cool for them to build their Unity components as plasmoids. There are already plasmoids to mimic the Unity desktop. they're already looking at going QT and QML for their convergent desktop. It makes sense, it really does.
    • Re:Awesome (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Enderandrew (866215) <enderandrew.gmail@com> on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @01:24PM (#43225379) Homepage Journal

      They had Unity built on Qt, but I think it was just the 2D with no compositing fall-back mode. With Plasma and Qt, it should be trivial to make a Unity desktop shell with QML.

      Their new phone stack uses uses Qt and QML.

      I don't understand half using Gnome and using Qt at this point.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      And Miguel is gone from Linux so he can't even try to fuck up KDE like he did Gnome.

  • by jedidiah (1196) on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @12:41PM (#43224913) Homepage

    How's the 10ft interface with LIRC and such?

    A browser (or even file mangler) with an IR remote optimized interface could be even by itself a nice addition to may HTPC setups.

  • The PC using a TV as a monitor is running kubuntu right now. Guess I'll have to RTFAs to see what system requirements are...

  • by Anonymous Coward

    We were checking out Debian Testing which seems to have kde4 as default.

    Holy crap is the desktop really great now. Kudos to the KDE devs and the QT folks for such an emazing environment. Looks like we will be switching our 400 desktops from Gnome to KDE4 now.

    Gnome is completely irrelevant now.

    • by Nerdfest (867930) on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @01:15PM (#43225291)

      You can actually kind of have the 'best' of both, using KDE to emulate the appearance and functionality of Gnome for the most part, but without its limits. I'm a recent KDE convert and am enjoying it quite a bit. I'm a little disappointed that so much atention in the desktop community is focused on Gnome and Unity these days.

    • by unixisc (2429386)

      We were checking out Debian Testing which seems to have kde4 as default.

      Holy crap is the desktop really great now. Kudos to the KDE devs and the QT folks for such an emazing environment. Looks like we will be switching our 400 desktops from Gnome to KDE4 now.

      I thought that Debian now comes w/ XFCE as the default

  • What is needed is 10 foot ui browser and applications. I can set up KDE to look nice with the current Mint 14.

  • and have had great results setting one up for my kids netbook, but this may be more appealing.

    Since this is essentially a KDE shell does anyone know if there's a "pretty" way to do things like ROMs? I have PS1 games ripped and can play them on my desktop - could this present my games in a way that rivals that of the PSP when I load the same games on it? Possibly using the same app I use to build the info for the PS1 disk? How about ROMs from cartridge systems?

    I've used the XBMC plugin for browsing/playin

  • I really don't like this trend of "unifying the experience" across all possible devices. It's dumb. We have a very wide range of devices with different features and purposes. This mentality is what ruined Windows 8, Ubuntu with Unity and anything with Gnome 3 or KDE 4 on top. Give me an interface best suited for the type of device I'm using, instead of clumsily trying to make a one-size-fits-all aberration.

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