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Hidden Linux : Learning to love KDE 4 (part II)

Oct 13, 2009, 16:03 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geoff Palmer)

"Plasma is the screen you see when you start KDE 4. It includes the panel -- that's the task bar running along the bottom -- the Plasma toolbox -- the thing up in the top right-hand corner that looks like a cashew nut (it's also known as the cashew), and in the example above a containment -- the shaded translucent area displaying the contents of the user's Desktop folder.

"Perhaps a more practical example of KDE 4's desktop dynamism is that it doesn't just restrict you to displaying the contents the Desktop folder. You can display the contents of any number of folders, even networked ones, and changes to them are displayed in real-time. If you run an automated daily backup for example you can open view of the server's backup folder to provide a handy visual check that everything's working as expected."

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