"If you're already a KDE fan, you are probably well aware of
this friendly desktop environment and its powerful features.
However, a new release, KDE version 2, has been in development for
quite some time, and is slated for release as a stable product in
late summer or early fall. This is not a simple upgrade or bug
fixes. KDE 2 has been completely rewritten from the ground up, and
sports hundreds of improvements and many new
"One of the first things you'll notice when you start KDE 2 (we
used the 'Kleopatra' binaries that were released on June 14) is its
abundance of applications. The KDE 2 team has thought of almost
everything, including their new Konquerer browser... which has
already proven to be faster and more stable than Netscape Navigator
or Communicator. Konquerer not only views HTML documents, but also
acts as a file manager and network browser, much like Microsoft's
"Much publicity, rightfully, has centered on kOffice and its
development. ... The first question on most user's minds is whether
or not a Linux word processer will be compatible with Microsoft
Word documents. The short answer in this case, is yes. KWord can
import Microsoft Word files... However, the longer answer is that
the kWord FAQ says of filters "Filters for ASCII, HTML and WinWord
97 are being worked on. The latter one is not very functional and
only exists as an import filter. A corresponding export filter is
not likely ever to be written."
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