Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Sep 2006 15:12 UTC, submitted by Subhush
KDE "It has hardly been a few weeks since the release of KDE v3.5.4, one of the most popular desktop environments for Unix/Linux/FreeBSD operating systems, and the KDE development team is already hard at work. They have a dream of revolutionizing the concept of desktop by providing an array of innovative features aimed at improving both the looks of the desktop environment as well as the productivity of end users. In this article, we will look at one such component called Plasma that promises to change the look and feel of a conventional desktop."
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distribution's role
by nbd_ on Tue 19th Sep 2006 11:51 UTC
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2006-09-19

KDE has more things to configure and thus is flexible than Gnome. Flexibility is in my opinion a good thing. But the sad thing is that most distributions don't really take advantage of this flexibility and just ship their KDE as it is released by kde.org and some call it even 'bloated'

There is one distro that has made a stripped down version and the others should at least take a look what can be done. Here are some links:
http://opensource.weblogsinc.com/2006/06/21/stripped-down-kde/

If I wanted a playground where I would test my wild new ideas, I would choose KDE because of it's flexibility.

I hope KDE4 has even more possibilities to fiddle and tinker, that just makes me an itch I want to scratch.

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