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Linux Journal: KDE--The Next Generation

Jan 29, 2000, 23:24 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kalle Dalheimer)

"Get ready to jazz up your desktop--get KDE 2.0."

"The KDE team is working full steam on the next release of the K Desktop Environment which is planned for spring 2000, so it is time to look at what the new version will have in store."

"When you first install one of the beta releases and use a plain old setting, you will probably not notice much difference between KDE 1.1 and KDE 2.0. However, the more you explore, the more you will find things that have changed. Also, many changes have been made under the hood...."

"So far, KDE has had the reputation of being stable and solid, but a bit boring when it comes to looks. This has completely changed. KDE 1.1.2 already contained some theme ability and a theme manager; KDE 2.0 can be graphically customized in any way you like--the possibilities are limitless (see Figure 2). Everything from a very basic and subdued look to a completely Gothic desktop is possible. It's up to you and your artistic capabilities, but of course, there are many ready-made themes for you to try...."

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