"Plasma, KDE's desktop shell and widget development
platform, is beginning to get up and run bringing a unified,
network-transparent, and context-aware environment to the free
"Indeed, one of the design goals of Plasma was not simply to be
just another widget set, but to re-define the way people can manage
information on the desktop.
"As KDE passes 4.3 (and 4.4 is already in the works, BTW) and
the Linux kernel matures, 2009 looks like being a bigger than ever
year for the free desktop. And, no, I won't go and make another
"year of the Linux desktop" prediction!"