KDE 4: Key Improvements and User Tips

“After three weeks of using KDE 4 on my laptop, I continue to
find new features and changes. I am aware of the dictionary of
special names that make up the back end of the new KDE–Oxygen,
Plasma, Phonon, and the rest–but just as often as the major
features, it’s the little items that I find welcome as much as the
large ones. Increasingly, I’m looking at KDE 4 as a statement about
what a desktop should be, and contrasting it with my own ideas on
the subject.

“Last week, I talked about the defaults that didn’t match my
concepts of usability (and I meant defaults; I’m well aware that
many settings can be changed, including the ones about which I
complained, but the point is that even experienced users can miss
the customizing tools). The result was exactly the sort of detailed
discussion I was hoping for, when Aaron Seigo gave a detailed
critique of my comments in his blog…”