Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:05 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE We all know what KDE stands for, right? Unless you're new here, you'll know that it stands for the K Desktop Environment. While this certainly covers a large chunk of what KDE stands for, it has increasingly lost its meaning over the past few years. Consequently, the KDE team has decided to 'reposition' the KDE brand.
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The K Desktop Environment
by Jason Bourne on Thu 26th Nov 2009 02:24 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

I have a feeling that it will never get away from the known "K" Desktop Environment brand. It can't. It has been like this for ages. Thousands applications were named with a K, before their names. The K Menu was the K Menu. It's too late.

Funny enough, it's another non-sense move from the KDE community. Because I don't see this happening.

That's so true in that saying: "Two-headed is a monster".

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RE: The K Desktop Environment
by Stratoukos on Thu 26th Nov 2009 09:24 in reply to "The K Desktop Environment"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

They are not dropping the K prefix. They just gave different names to the categories (kategories?) of the stuff they release instead of just calling everything just KDE. What you are referring to are the KDE Applications and from the linked article:

Software created by the KDE community is branded on its own under the umbrella brand of KDE. Use of "KDE" in the product name is optional and depending on the context. Especially for applications that are not well known as KDE applications and are not easily identified as such by a "K" prefix in their name, it is recommended to use "KDE" in the product name.

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