KDE (/ˌkeɪdiːˈiː/) is an international free software community producing an integrated set of cross-platform applications designed to run on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and OS X systems. read more at WikiPedia

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    Beautiful, flexible, functional Desktop Software.
    The Freedom to use, share, and modify your software.
    Full control over your data and privacy.
    All This and more isdone by KDE.

    Become a supporter of KDE



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  • SuperKaramba is, in simple terms, a tool that allows you to easily create interactive eye-candy on your KDE desktop. Currently, only linux is officially supported.
    • RPM for Suse 9.2 are here
    • A choice of Karamba theme are here
    kde-look.org is worth a visit: You will find under the GPL:
    Wallpapers,  Themes / Styles, Window Decorations, Icons, System Sounds , Color Schemes, Screensavers, Noatun Skins,  K-Jofol,  Kaiman, Screenshots, Splash Screens, X11 Mouse Themes, KDE Improvements    
    Karamba themes, Fonts, Service Menus, Other, Artwork Contest
  •  These are the 3 major Linux open-source project which may represent what Linux look like in a few months/years

    • Appeal: Appeal is a living experiment in progressive development and organizational concepts as applied to the KDE project. The project's aim is to generate breathtakingly beautiful, usable and creative software for KDE. Within the Appeal environment art, usability and software development is brought together in unison during the earliest phases of development. The project also serves as an incubator for emerging technologies that harmonize with these goals.
    • Plasma and theirvision The Plasma team is spending a lot of time thinking and working on these new desktop components. The result will be a system that you don't have to spend a lot of time thinking about or struggling with to make it work the way you want it to. In fact, our job will be done when the average user hardly notices the mechanisms at work and just simply enjoys the beauty and sense of Plasma.
    • TheOxygen icon theme was started by David Vignoni during the first Appeal Project meeting held in Berlin on March 2005. The very first versions of the folder design, were following the Nuvola style, using vibrant colors, outlines and a cartoonish look and feel...read more Here
  • I am also a KDE fan user since 3 years now and I want  to thanks here the whole team of developers.

    From the article:
    Yesterday at 10:00 AM the president of the KDE e.V. Eva Brucherseifer welcomed the audience of the presentation track at the KDE anniversary event at theTechnische Akademie Esslingen (TAE) in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Germany. Keynote speakers wereMatthias Ettrich, founder of the KDE project, as well asKlaus Knopper of Knoppix fame. During their presentations they looked back at KDE's successful past 10 years and they offered their thoughts about the future of KDE andFree SoftwareMore HERE

  • The KDE Project ships a new major release of their leading Open Source desktop environment.  KDE 3.4

    • More than 6,500 bugs have been fixed
    • More than 1,700 wishes have been fullfilled
    • More than 80,000 contributions with several million lines of code and documentation added or changed

    KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based, network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based office suite (KOffice), a large set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE KDevelop. KDE is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex commercial software. from www.kde.org

  • PolishLinux.org is a general Linux portal featuring: comparisons of GNU/Linux and BSD systems, distro chooser, reviews and articles on free software. They have start a review of what KDE 4 look like by presenting a lot of screen shots.
    Except the fact that suddenly every windows/widget has to be transparent (like in VISTA, what a pollution and loss of time till eyes get focused, hey what is transparent in our world except glass???).

    Just can wait to install OpenSuse 11.0 when it will be available :-)


  • I am using KDE 4.2RC1 since 2 weeks now, mainly 2 to 3 working day at the office, and has not experienced any crash yet or having any regret by using it. The desktop is just great, and very polished.


    To install it in OpenSuse 11.1, just use the following link



    Or you can choose to install a more basic KDE 4 desktop.

    Attention: The KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop Build Service project offers KDE 4.2.x packages as they are currently under development for openSUSE 11.2. They should be mostly usable, but have bugs.

    The release announcement gives a quick overview while the visual tour to KDE 4.2 is a must see. Here are also 2 video:

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    My Favorite Desktop under Linux has reach a huge milestone

    KDE 4.3.0 is out, and it is a great release. It is unlikely that any one specific thing will strike the user as the most noticeable improvement; rather, the overall user experience of KDE has improved greatly in KDE 4.3.0. The release's codename, Caizen, is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement throughout all aspects of life. That has been the goal of the KDE team for 4.3.0: polish, polish, polish. The statistics from the bug tracker speak for themselves: 10,000 bugs have been fixed. In addition, close to 63,000 changes were checked in by a little under 700 contributors. That is not to say that the KDE team did not add a large number of new features: 2000 feature requests were implemented in the past 6 months, meaning that any user's pet feature might well be among the improvements KDE 4.3.0 brings. Read more at KDE.org

    Install it under OpenSuse 11.1 using this page http://en.opensuse.org/KDE4 or this icon&160; Kde4-ymp.png (One Click Install)

  • kde_4_7

    May 25th, 2011. Today, KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality.

    The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvements:

    • KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving performance and deployment on mobile devices
    • Dolphin, KDE's flexible file manager has seen user interface improvements and now sports a better user experience for searching in files' metadata.
    • KDM, KDE's login manager now interfaces with the Grub2 boot loader
    • Marble, the virtual globe now supports offline address search, especially making its mobile version more useful on the road

    Visit the KDE 4.7 Information page

  • Linux is great!
    Knoppix 3.6 is available
    Gnome 2.8 is out and Kde 3.3 is already in use
    Mandrake 10.1 Community can be download

    The present is great for Open source community!!!

  • kde 3.2 - Sparkle icons - Karamba: Tux gbar, maverick_tool - kernel 2.4.25 more...

    best icons for me:
    Noia Warm KDE 0.95.tar

  • For a long time using multimedia functionality in an application posed a big challenge to most developers. It is high time for the great media frameworks that have emerged to get an easy to use, but still powerful, interface.

    KDE has been using aRts&160; as its media framework and multimedia API since KDE 2.0. aRts has been a great framework in many ways, but didn't manage to keep up and is unmaintained&160; by now. In the meantime many good alternatives have come up, including, but not limited to, libxine&160; gstreamer&160; NMM&160;and Helix.

    With Phonon&160; KDE developers will be able to write applications with multimedia functionality in a fraction of the time needed with one of the above mentioned media frameworks/libs. This will facilitate the usage of media capabilities in the KDE desktop and applications

  • SUSE Linux 10.1 is available for download at the following mirrors.

    This release is SuSE 10.1 and not different from what you will later be able to buy in a store. The boxed retail comes with 5 CDs for x86 and one DVD9 for x86 and x86_64 and it also includes non-OSS software. It also comes with a nice, thick printed manual and 30 days of support. You won't get that with the free download.
    The free download comes on 5CDs without non-OSS software and one add-on CD with this non-OSS software. Later (hopefully not much later) there will be two DVD5 releases, one for x86 and one for x86_64 that are almost identical with the retail DVD9 and that include OSS and non-OSS software.

    http://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/ http://suse.mirrors.tds.net/pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/ http://keith.hostmatrix.org/SUSE-Linux-10.1-GM-i386.torrent http://97k.ath.cx/ul/SUSE-Linux-10.1-GM-x86_64.torrent

    Product Highlights
    XGL on SUSE 10.1

    For those who prefer the DVD version, You ll have to buy the box version or use a small LINUX utility called 'makeSuseDVD' out. It will take the 5 CD ISOs and build a single DVD iso.

  • Ive found a lot of useful and nice features in KDE desktop that I miss at work while using windows xp...
    • All windows can be keep above other and even when the application is not designed to do so (right click on a windows title and under "advanced" - "Keep above others")
    • KDE can be tuned through the control center a lot more and without any 3rd party tool. Moreover this control center is organized in a better way.
    • Killing an application is a lot more easier too, CTRL-ALT-ESC and a skull appear. At this point I remember how difficult it is to explain to a joe user how to locate a task in windows task manager and kill it... (especially if You also do not now the name of the task and hunt for it)). Note: a task manager can be launch under KDE with CTRL-ESC
    • In konqueror copying a image in a directory where it already exist, start a comparaison windows to help You to decide between overwriting or cancelling. Very useful
    • Hover on images, text or pdf and a preview pop-up in Konqueror (the default file manager)
    • A lot more view mode for your files 7 and all are nice depending on situation (only 4 in winxp)
    • KDE control center is a lot lot better and easier to understand compare to Windows control panel
    • You like an image and want to use it as a wallpaper? drag it on the desktop, a contextual windows will propose You to use it as wallpaper
    This is only a fraction of the possibility offered by KDE, the official WIKI is available here

    The best way to make KDE a try is to boot a free linux live CD (boot in 1 min and dont write any data on your disk, only use RAM memory) like knoppix -www.knopper.net/knoppix or any other live-cd flavours

    to continue...