Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop
Sep 24, 2010, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While the Gnome desktop is the de-facto for Ubuntu, try the KDE
alternative if you want the best-looking and comtemporary Linux UI,
says APC's Linux guru, Ashton Mills.
"KDE is an interesting beast: up to version 3.0 it competed with
Gnome for the mind share of Linux desktop users. KDE 3.0 was an
excellent alternative, often favoured by the power users for its
emphasis on configurability and flexibility.
"For version 4.0, the KDE team took the drastic action of
re-inventing and re-building KDE almost from the ground up. This
included re-designing the desktop paradigm and breaking
functionality into core components that include Plasma (desktop
display and effects), Phonon (multimedia backend) and Solid
(hardware abstraction layer)."