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New KDE Polishes Linux but Leaves a Few Little Streaks

Mar 31, 2011, 12:07 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"The KDE community dubbed KDE 4 "The Plasma Desktop Shell." One look at the splash screen and the Plasma theme shows why that term is so fitting.

"It has four layout settings. The Newspaper Layout puts widgets into columns. Folder View displays folder contents with the user's home folder as the default. The Desktop layout shows a more traditional default view of panels and menus. The Search and Launch layout adapts the search interface into a full screen application.

"You can also set wallpaper and position it six different ways. Mouse actions are also configurable much more so than in earlier KDE versions and in GNOME."

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