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Re: KDE 4.9: As Pretty and Peppy as a Linux Desktop Can Be
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2012-08-15 05:12:40
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The latest release earlier this month of the K Desktop Environment, or KDE, is a solid upgrade that could very well win back the hearts and fingers of Linux users who wandered off to other, less powerful desktop shells. I am particularly impressed with its smooth integration into the dedicated KDE distribution in Linux Mint 13. I lost interest in KDE after it left version 2.x behind. It was becoming clunkier to use and too much of a hassle to handle. With Gnome 3.x and Ubuntu's Unity environments even less appealing, I bounced between the Cinnamon and XFCE desktop alternatives.

KDE is name of community
Posted by: JLP 2012-08-15 05:20:12 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
KDE is not a acronym anymore and not just a desktop environment anymore. KDE now stands for the community that creates various free and opensource software, including Plasma workspaces (the closest to old concept of desktop environment, not for desktop anymore but also separate configurations for netbooks, tablets, smartphones). For more info on the rebranding see: http://dot.kde.org/2009/11/24/repositioning-kde-brand
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