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KDE 4: The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop

Sep 17, 2007, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux users are as evangelical about desktop environments, the all-encompassing graphical user interface software responsible for providing everything from taskbars to office suites, as they are about operating systems. It shouldn't come as any surprise, then, that the first major release in over five years of the most popular desktop environment available is causing quite a stir. Due to be released on December 11th, KDE 4.0 is bringing exhilarating graphical, usability, and functionality improvements to the Unix-like systems it is designed for—and Windows users will get a taste, too.

"Free software desktop environments evolved from simple window managers that controlled little beyond the placement and decoration of application windows to facilitate multi-tasking..."

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