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Revision as of 19:44, 30 November 2009

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The KDE Desktop

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This is the basic KDE desktop. These applications are common programs usually found in base KDE installations. They provide core desktop environment functionality. These KDE base programs allow users to operate, manage and control their desktop and programs easily and flexibly.


The Applications

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KWin
KDE's reliable and flexible window manager, now with 3D effects.
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Plasma
The KDE desktop shell and workspace, providing both the desktop and the panel.
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Dolphin
An easy to use file manager.
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Konqueror
A file manager, web browser and universal file viewer.
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System Settings
The new control center for KDE.
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KWrite
A simple text editor.
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Kickoff
Kickoff is the default application launcher in KDE 4.
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Lancelot
Lancelot is a powerful application launcher for KDE 4 which also allows launch menus to be placed on the panel.
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KRunner
KRunner includes the functionality of "power launchers" like Katapult as well as desktop search and even a calculator.
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Konsole
A tabbed terminal emulator allowing the use of several shells or profiles.

The Pillars of KDE

There are other parts of KDE that work under the hood to give you the best desktop experience. You might be interested in knowing about them.

  • Oxygen gives your desktop a refreshing and breath-taking visual appearance.
  • Phonon brings the magic of sound and video into your desktop.
  • Solid helps make your hardware just work.
  • Nepomuk attaches meaning and order to your files.
  • Strigi makes sure you never misplace a file again.


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