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KDE 4: A New Dawn for the Linux Desktop?

Jan 11, 2008, 16:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"With a new visual interface including new themes sounds and effects as well as a semantic file manager, speed and multimedia handling improvements, KDE 4 is a major release for the Linux desktop.

"While many of KDE 4's new features will be visible to end users, a lot of work has been done under the hood that will benefit developers too with new frameworks, including Phonon for multimedia, Plasma for desktop and panel interface and Strigi for search.

"The sum total of all KDE 4's improvements could well serve to help bolster its adoption against its Linux desktop rival GNOME as well as Microsoft's Windows..."

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