The KDE Desktop
These is your basic KDE desktop. These applications are the most common programs found in any base KDE installtion and provide the core functionality of any working system. These KDE base programs allow you to use, manage, and control your desktop and programs with ease and flexibility.
KWin is KDE's reliable and flexible window manager, now with 3D effects. Plasma is the KDE desktop shell and workspace, providing both the desktop and the panel. Dolphin is an easy to use file manager. Konqueror is a file manager, web browser, universial file viewer, and more! System Settings is the new control center for KDE KWrite is a simple text editor. Konsole is a powerful terminal emulator for KDE.
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.