Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 21:15 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE

Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status. The Plasma 2 user interfaces are built using QML and run on top of a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack using Qt5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma 2 is a converged workspace shell that can run and switch between user interfaces for different formfactors, and makes the workspace adaptable to a given target device.

Plasma 2 is not a complete rewrite; it's a port to a new graphics system (a fully hardware accelerated OpenGL(ES) scenegraph).

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I like it
by jessesmith on Wed 25th Dec 2013 14:24 UTC
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I'm surprised to see so many complaints against KDE, especially KDE 4.x. I know the series got off to a rough start, but KDE 4.6 (and newer) have been great in my experience. I've been very happy with the past four or five releases. I will grant that the default theme some distributions ship are ugly, but it takes all of about ten seconds to pick a different look. The openSUSE team in particular always ship an attractive and blazingly fast KDE implementation.

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