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10 KDE tools you need to try

Oct 22, 2010, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"I've been impressed with the advancements the KDE development team has made with version 4.5. Not only is the desktop environment light-years ahead of where I expected it to be (after the abysmal 4.0 release), it's has turned out to be a desktop that any Linux user would be happy to use. It's as stable and as responsive as GNOME and as flexible as just about any desktop.

"But beyond the desktop itself, KDE has a number of excellent tools. If you've never tried, you don't know what you're missing. So I thought I'd highlight some of these tools and maybe pique your interest. These tools vary in topic and task and should appeal to a wide range of user types.

"1: KMail
KMail is important for any user migrating from Mac who was/is fond of Apple Mail. It has a similar look and feel to Apple Mail and offers a nice feature list that will make you right at home with your email client. The biggest downfall of KMail is that to connect to an Exchange server, that server must have IMAP enabled. KMail is also a part of the Kontact groupware suite. Kontact can certainly stand toe to toe with other groupware suites –with the exception of Exchange integration. But Kontact can connect with other groupware servers, such as Kolab, OpenXchange, and GroupWise.

"2: KRDC"

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