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Thursday, June 29th, 2006, 7:03 am

KDE 4 Will Make Linux Shine

KDE menus

IF the visual traits of a desktop environment is anything to go by, Linux has got it all. I am not suggesting that appearance is the very core of user experience. However, who refused to accept a tool which is packaged appropriately and is designed to improve usability?

KDE appears to be getting a gentler, cleaner look through third-party addons and some customisation or themes. Here is a quick preview of the one such outcome. Looks are subjective due to taste, of course, which is not always the case when it comes to function (i.e. features).

Here is a KDE 4 mockup, which might become a reality when KDE matures. KDE 4 is approaching its release date.

Older related item: KDE 4 Preview

2 Responses to “KDE 4 Will Make Linux Shine”

  1. Jason Cutting Says:

    A reply from a Gnome junkie:

    http://www.websterscafe.com/Screenshot-4.png

    Well, SOMEONE has to blow the Gnome horn around here! ;)

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Nice! I can see the glass icons set (spotted it elsewhere before), terminal translucency (I quite liked that in xchat), and OS X-esqe window decoration.

    I recently said that GNOME is beautiful, too.

    http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2006/06/20/gnome-is-beautiful/

    I just lack some functions in GNOME.

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