OK, so I’ll lay some of the blame for this post off on SFaulken. He is a former dev/maintainer on the Cloverleaf Linux project, and a contributor to KlyDE as well. (I think I got all that right) Anyhow, he is a “big” proponent of KDE and has been telling me how great it is. After my recent exploration of openSUSE, which came with KDE by default, I was definitely impressed with the new KDE 4 Plasma Desktop.
I had not used KDE since around 2002. At the time, it was still a fledgling, bug filled, desktop environment that was difficult to use. I think KDE came out around ’97 or ’98, so to be fair I didn’t give it much more than a cursory look. I went back to it a couple of times over the years, but never for more than a day or two at best. read more