Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2017 23:49 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE

Today KDE publishes this autumn's Plasma feature release, KDE Plasma 5.11. Plasma 5.11 brings a redesigned settings app, improved notifications, a more powerful task manager. Plasma 5.11 is the first release to contain the new "Vault", a system to allow the user to encrypt and open sets of documents in a secure and user-friendly way, making Plasma an excellent choice for people dealing with private and confidential information.

This screenshot of the new Vault feature with a selection in a selection because you like selections is just so KDE - and I mean that in a teasing, loving way.

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RE[3]: Comment by x86_x64
by aaronb on Thu 12th Oct 2017 10:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by x86_x64"
aaronb
Member since:
2005-07-06

What KDE brings to the table is that you can configure things to your needs if you want and that in its self is the KDE style.

There are going to be similarities between different desktops, but hey, if you want a desktop environment that operates solely by humming Morse code in Klingon simply find enough like minded people to make it happen...

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RE[4]: Comment by x86_x64
by x86_x64 on Thu 12th Oct 2017 11:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by x86_x64"
x86_x64 Member since:
2017-10-11

Maybe it's because I used KDE too long ago, but I didn't find in any more configurable than most other Linux DEs.

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RE[5]: Comment by x86_x64
by aaronb on Fri 13th Oct 2017 08:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by x86_x64"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

GNOME for instance takes a different approach.

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RE[5]: Comment by x86_x64
by grat on Fri 13th Oct 2017 18:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by x86_x64"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

I'm guessing that was KDE 1.0? Because 3.x was ridiculously sophisticated in what you could tweak. One of the major complaints about 4.x was that all that customization went away.

KDE 4.x, especially the early releases (and probably when you last tried to use it) were pretty much a technology demonstration that all the major distros insisted on wedging into their latest release-- when it wasn't ready for primetime.

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