Linked by suka on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:19 UTC
KDE "After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer - and Plasma team leader - Aaron Seigo points out in an interview with, the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum. Also calls Frameworks 5.0 only the "first step", new Applications and Workspace releases are to follow later, Seigo goes on to talk about the chances in the mobile market with Plasma Active and further areas of collaboration with the other big free desktop: GNOME."
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RE: I'm loving it.
by lemur2 on Fri 26th Aug 2011 02:02 UTC in reply to "I'm loving it."
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Running Fedora 15 with KDE 4.6 on my notebook for 1 month. Man, it took some time, but Activities combined with Widgets really seems to be good thing. It feels like I'm using a very advanced system. I have to tweak it a little but now everything runs smooth. Seigo is a very talent developer.

Indeed. Once you understand the concept, KDE4 widgets, virtual desktops and activities is a means to arrange a desktop however you like, including wallpaper, shortcuts, URLs to websites, access to particular folders and/or files, whatever (including anything at all you could do with a KDE3 desktop) ... and save that arrangement as a named "activity". One can have as many named and saved activities as one wants, and one can load a given activity on to any given virtual desktop at one's whim.

This makes it possible to have any number of desktop configurations, all accessible at any instant, each of which is optimised just how you like it for doing a particular task. You don't have to use this capability, but it is there if you want it.

There is no other contemporary desktop available with this power and flexibility. None.

Edited 2011-08-26 02:06 UTC

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