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Semantic Desktop

The Internet, electronic mail, and the Web have revolutionized the way we communicate and collaborate - their mass adoption is one of the major technological success stories of the 20th century. We all are now much more connected, and in turn face new resulting problems: information overload caused by insufficient support for information organization and collaboration. For example, sending a single file to a mailing list multiplies the cognitive processing effort of filtering and organizing this file times the number of recipients - leading to more and more of peoples' time going into information filtering and information management activities. There is a need for smarter and more fine-grained computer support for personal and networked information that has to blend the boundaries between personal and group data, while simultaneously safeguarding privacy and establishing and deploying trust among collaborators.

The Semantic Web holds promises for information organization and selective access, providing standards means for formulating and distributing metadata and Ontologies.

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Amazon Kubuntu 10.04 Desktop Edition
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  • Kubuntu 10.04 LTS brings you a stable, innovative and attractive platform for all your desktop needs
  • Latest version of the popular Plasma Desktop provides improved system tray with widgets, improved semantic search, new features such as window grouping
  • Amarok 2.3 media player features many bugfixes, enhancements, and visual changes, such as the new main toolbar and better podcast support
  • New touchpad configuration section of System Settings allows you to fine-tune how your laptop s touchpad behaves
  • Improved Firefox integration, with native file dialogs and compliance to default application choices for opening files
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