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GNULinux.com: KDE2: Bigger than Elvis?

Jun 24, 2000, 18:48 (10 Talkback[s])

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"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 applications."

"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 Windows Explorer."

"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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