"Every so often I stray from the default Gnome desktop
to see what else my Linux machine is capable of. And withing a day
or two I usually switch back. So is the latest release of KDE good
enough to earn a permanent place on my desktop?
"Making the desktop fun
"I recently moved from a standard mobile phone to an Android
based smartphone. Originally I though the idea of having the
internet on a phone was kind of pointless, but now I find myself
flipping through a handful of widgets on my phone on an almost
hourly basis. It's is great having my email, Twitter feed, RSS
feeds and a weather forecast at my finger tips.
"I think operating systems are also seeing the light by moving
away from a desktop that does nothing more than display a wallpaper
and a bunch of icons. KDE 4 lead the pack by making the entire
desktop a container for widgets, known as plasmoids, although
projects like Unity and Gnome 3 are also moving away from the "icon
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