If memory serves, the date of October 14, 1996, remains in history as the day when the development of the KDE desktop environment officially started. The first stable release, KDE 1.0, arrived one and a half years later, on July 12, 1998. KDE was quite popular a decade ago, and it made many of us “Linux veterans” migrate from Windows 95 or 98. I still remember how cool was the desktop interface of the first distro (Mandrake 9.0) I used back in 2002, when my Linux journey began, and I had no idea it was KDE. After that, I remember that I’ve used SuSE Linux 8.x with the KDE desktop environment around 2003, and a few years later, in 2005, the popular Red Hat Linux 9.0, also with KDE.