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KDEDevelopers.org: Happy Birthday KDE

Oct 15, 2006, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cornelius Schumacher)

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"It's party time. Today we celebrate the tenth birthday of KDE. It all started with the famous post by Matthias Ettrich on October 14th 1996 calling for programmers to create a piece of free software he called KDE. The mission: 'The idea is to create a GUI for an ENDUSER. Somebody who wants to browse the web with Linux, write some letters and play some nice games.' Ten years later we have grown an amazing community of hundreds of developers and millions of users which made big parts of Matthias' original vision become reality.

"I was looking for a way to illustrate the progress we made and what happened in this ten years of KDE. But that's not too easy. Getting software from ten years ago to run on a current computer seems to be nearly impossible..."

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