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= The KDE Desktop =
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= The KDE Plasma Desktop =
  
[[Image:Category-user-desktop.png|left|64px]] 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.  
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[[Image:Category-user-desktop.png|left|64px]] This is the basic KDE Plasma desktop. These applications are common programs usually found in base KDE SC 4 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.  
  
 
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== The Applications ==
 
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:KDE's reliable and flexible window manager, now with 3D effects.
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== The Pillars of KDE ==
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== The Pillars of a KDE Platform ==
  
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.
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There are other parts of the KDE platform that work "under the hood" to give you the best desktop experience. You might be interested in knowing about them.
  
 
* '''[[Glossary#Oxygen|Oxygen]]''' gives your desktop a refreshing and breath-taking visual appearance.
 
* '''[[Glossary#Oxygen|Oxygen]]''' gives your desktop a refreshing and breath-taking visual appearance.

Revision as of 15:51, 20 December 2009

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The KDE Plasma Desktop

Category-user-desktop.png

This is the basic KDE Plasma desktop. These applications are common programs usually found in base KDE SC 4 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

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

The Pillars of a KDE Platform

There are other parts of the KDE platform 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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