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Linux.org: Linux Online interviews David Faure

Dec 10, 2000, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"This week Linux Online interviews David Faure. David is a developer for KDE. He is the maintainer for apps such as kfm and Konqueror. Konquerer is the promising new web browser designed by the folks at KDE. He has also given lectures on the Linux circuit around the world. Linux Online interviewed him about himself, his work for KDE and Linux and the future of KDE."

"Linux Online: You've just released KDE 2. If you've been using the KDE 1+ builds, what important improvements are built into KDE 2?"

"David Faure: KDE 2 has been under development for 18 months. It's a major release, very different from KDE 1.1, so there are too many improvements to list them all. The most important improvement for the user is probably the full-featured web browser, Konqueror, which has reached a level where it can honestly compete with the other major Web browsers out there. The first release of KOffice is a major step forward too, although it may not yet be as fully-featured as the well-known commercial office suites. The KDE 2 desktop is also much more configurable than KDE 1 used to be, and it's also less memory-hungry, thanks to a better design."

"But I think that the improvements are even greater for the developers of KDE applications. The KDE libraries provide much more than they used to, and with a much better design. This leads to better applications for the user in the end, of course :)"

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