KDE 4 and the User Experience

“Following the development of KDE 4 can be daunting for casual
observers. With all the colorfully named sub-projects like Oxygen,
Solid, and Phonon that comprise this major rewriting of one of the
main desktops for GNU/Linux, you can rapidly feel
overwhelmed–especially since the names rarely have relation to

“Fortunately, with the release of beta 4, KDE 4 has come a long
way since my last look at the project. While pieces still seem to
be missing, the look and feel is starting to emerge strongly enough
that you can forget the jargon and start to get a sense of what the
finished KDE 4 will be like to use…”


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