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OSDir: KDE: Breaking the Network Barrier

Oct 30, 2004, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Staikos)

[ Thanks to Steve Mallett for this link. ]

"KDE is, by design, a fully networked desktop. Network files are accessible as readily and easily as local files from most applications. This is accomplished through special protocol handlers built into KDE, known as I/O slaves. These handlers implement a specific network protocol such as HTTP, FTP, or IMAP, and transparently interact with applications when they try to open a URL that requires that protocol.

"In the KDE Info Center you will find a category called Protocols. If you select this category, you will be presented with a list of all the protocol handlers installed, and selecting a given handler will display some usage help (where available) in a panel to the right..."

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