'KDE' Tag Index

A Linux Desktop Designed for You
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 19, 2014
Looking for a Linux desktop? This roundup of the major contenders will help you find one that best fits your work habits.
Tags: Unity, KDE, Cinnamon Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome
Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 11, 2014
Linux benefits outweigh Linux challenges, yet the desktop clearly offers both.
Tags: Linux, KDE, Linux desktop
Best Linux Desktop: KDE's Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 21, 2014
KDE’s Plasma earns best Linux desktop honors due to its design, customization and innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Best linux desktop, KDE, Linux desktop
Why XFCE is the Best Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 30, 2014
XFCE earn one pundit's Best Linux Desktop for its ease of use and repair, and its facility with older systems. 
Tags: Linux desktop, xfce, KDE, Gnome
KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 20, 2014
Will KDE's new interface defaults escape the problems of its other redesigns?
Tags: open source, interface redesign, KDE, Linux desktop
Why I Switched to GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 14, 2014
GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.
Tags: Linux, desktop, KDE, Gnome
Why XFCE beats KDE and GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 03, 2014
XFCE provides a better user experience, offering a stable and easily understood desktop environment.
Tags: KDE, xfce, Linux, Gnome
Nine Lessons Other Desktops Can Learn from KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 25, 2014
Acknowledgement of KDE's recovery from its user revolt is long overdue.
Tags: KDE, Linux, Gnome, open source
What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 18, 2014
Why are classic desktops the most popular choice among Linux users?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, MATE, Gnome, KDE, Linux desktop
KDE Desktop vs. GNOME Apps: The Great Paradox
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 27, 2014
Polls show that KDE is the most popular Linux desktop. Yet more users prefer desktops that use GNOME technology. What's the explanation?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, KDE, Gnome, Linux desktop
Why Do Users Choose KDE?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 02, 2014
Users of the Linux desktop talk about why they prefer it over alternatives.
Tags: open source, KDE, Gnome, Linux
The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 26, 2013
Ubuntu and Canonical are still having community problems -- and at least part of the problem is their public statements and actions.
Tags: open source, Linux, Mark Shuttleworth, KDE, Canonical, Ubuntu
KDE vs GNOME: Settings, Apps, Widgets
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 07, 2013
Video: While one desktop appears clearly superior to the other, its rival offers some better apps for key uses.
Tags: apps, Linux Distro, KDE, Gnome
The Current State of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 30, 2013
It's a contradictory era on the desktop today.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, Unity, Linux Mint, desktop, community, KDE
Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 22, 2013
Kubuntu offers many of the same features as Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop instead of Unity.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, desktop, Unity, KDE
The Best and Worst Features of Linux Desktops
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 25, 2013
The perfect Linux desktop doesn't exist, though some come closer than others.
Tags: Ubuntu Desktop, Mint, Gnome, Linux, KDE
Linux Desktop: Change vs. Conservatism
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 18, 2013
Despite the conservatism of users, innovation hasn't died on the Linux desktop. It's just become very cautious in the last few year.
Tags: Gnome, Linux desktop, KDE, open source community
Linux Virtual Workspaces--How Do They Differ?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 11, 2013
Here's how KDE, GNOME, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon and Xfce each implement virtual workspaces.
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, KDE, MATE, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, xfce
GNOME or KDE? The Old Question Is New Today
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 09, 2013
Despite the growing number of choices, the question on the desktop today remains "GNOME or KDE?"
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, MATE, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, Linux Mint
Ubuntu, openSUSE and the Definition of Easy
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 19, 2013
There's less difference between Ubuntu and a traditional distro than many often claim.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Unity, KDE, SUSE, openSUSE, Gnome
Seven Features I Fantasize About Seeing on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 12, 2013
Which innovations might improve the free desktop without scaring users away?
Tags: open source, Linux, Unity, KDE, desktop, Gnome
9 Things That Are Never Admitted About Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 22, 2013
What are the taboo subjects in open source today? You might guess some of them, but others might surprise you.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Gnome, Richard Stallman, FOSS, desktop, Mark Shuttleworth, Unity, KDE
9 Major 2012 Events That Will Influence the Linux Desktop in Coming Years
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 27, 2012
2012 was a lively year on the Linux Desktop, with the promise of more to come next year.
Tags: open source, MySQL, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, MariaDB, KDE, tablet, Linux Mint, Calligra, Gnome
Top Linux Trends 2012-2013
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 11, 2012
What stories trended in 2012? Which ones will affect open source next year? The answer is not always obvious -- and some stories have been under-reported.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, trends, KDE, FOSS, Gnome
Experimentation vs. Tradition: The Future of Innovation on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 08, 2012
The new diversity of Linux desktop choices could actually hinder innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Unity, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, Gnome
Desktop Linux: Diversity is the New Reality
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 09, 2012
Diversity on the Linux desktop? It's extensive and it's here to stay -- and it's just what the desktop needs.
Tags: Linux, desktop linux, KDE, Gnome
Desktop Linux Revolt: How KDE Survived Its User Backlash
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 05, 2012
How does a Linux desktop survive a user revolt? The recent history of KDE suggests some answers.
Tags: Linux, KDE, Gnome
Is GNOME Still Needed?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 21, 2012
What happens to GNOME is going to have consequences beyond the immediate project.
Tags: open source, KDE, Gnome, Linux
Which Linux Desktop Will Dominate in the Future?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 07, 2012
Will KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Unity, Cinnamon or Mate hold the lead in the years ahead?
Tags: Linux, Gnome, Unity, xfce, KDE
KDE 4.9: More Change Than You'd Expect
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 17, 2012
The upcoming KDE 4.9 Software Compilation offers improvements in Activities, along with a slew of minor refinements.
Tags: KDE, Linux
MS Outlook vs Linux Alternatives: the Best Choice?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 17, 2012
The Linux alternatives to Microsoft's popular Outlook each have their strengths and weaknesses.
Tags: KDE, Microsoft Exchange, Linux, Gnome, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook, evolution
Nine Ways to Make KDE Activities More Useful
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 03, 2012
With a few small improvements, KDE Activities would be recognized as the innovative tool it is.
Tags: KDE, Linux
Nine Reasons to Choose GNOME 2 Clones
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 26, 2012
A GNOME 2 clone will never be the most innovative of desktops, yet it gets the job done without fuss.
Tags: open source, KDE, Gnome, Linux
Linux Desktops and Linux Personalities: What's Your Perfect Match?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 19, 2012
Finding your perfect match with a Linux desktop environment can be worse than using an online dating site. Here are some suggestions to clarify the process.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Unity, Cinnamon
The GNOME Exodus and KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 12, 2012
KDE is a mature desktop. So why aren't users who are fleeing Unity and the GNOME Shell considering it as an alternative?
Tags: KDE, Linux desktop, Linux, Gnome
Fragmentation on the Linux Desktop (Is it Normal?)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 08, 2012
The Linux desktop's many choices may make it appear chaotic.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE
Ubuntu 12.04 Wins Me Back
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 30, 2012
The Ubuntu release offers significant steps forward yet some improvements are still needed.
Tags: KDE, Ubuntu, Linux
GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 19, 2012
Is GNOME 3 really an improvement over GNOME 2?
Tags: Gnome, Linux, KDE
The GNOME 2 Zombie
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 05, 2012
Disappointment with GNOME 3 has users pining for GNOME 2. But it's not always wise to resurrect the dead.
Tags: Gnome, Linux desktop, Linux, KDE
The KDE Death Watch
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 20, 2012
Ever since Kubuntu lost its funding from Canonical, people have been talking about the decline of KDE. Is the concern real?
Tags: Gnome, Linux, KDE
Do Linux Novelty Desktops Threaten Linux Adoption?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 13, 2012
Recent moves by Canonical may not be beneficial for growing Linux market share.
Tags: Unity, Linux, KDE, Gnome
Nine Rules for Designing a Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 07, 2012
The Linux user revolts of recent times could be avoided by following these guidelines.
Tags: open source tools, Linux, KDE, Gnome
Is Linux Spark Tablet An iPad Killer?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 06, 2012
Powered by Linux, the Spark tablet might prove to be little more than a toy. Yet it has greater potential.
Tags: Linux, iPad, tablet, KDE
The Dilemma of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 31, 2012
Between Ubuntu's Unity and Linux Mint's Cinnamon, we have a snapshot of the Linux desktop in crisis.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Shuttleworth
KDE vs. Windows 7
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 23, 2012
Can a free Linux desktop actually rival Windows 7?
Tags: Windows 7, Linux, KDE
The Fragmentation of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 17, 2012
Dissatisfaction with Unity and GNOME, among other factors, is wreaking havoc on the Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, Unity, KDE
The Mystery of KDE Activities
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 11, 2012
Activities are one of KDE's best features. So why do so many users know nothing about them?
Tags: Linux, KDE
2011: The Year of Linux Disappointments
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 13, 2011
As years go, 2011 was a kidney stone of a year for free and open source software.
Tags: Gnome, KDE, Linux, FOSS
KDE Widgets: Why They Matter
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 06, 2011
KDE offers a broad array of widgets to make your daily work easier and faster.
Tags: Gnome, KDE, Linux, Unity, widgets
KDE vs. Trinity: Is One Really Better?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 15, 2011
How does KDE 4 compare with Trinity, the fork based on KDE 3? The advantages are not as one-side as you might think.
Tags: KDE, Linux, open source
GNOME vs. KDE vs. Unity: Performing Seven Basic Tasks
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 08, 2011
How do the top Linux desktops compare when you're doing basic tasks? The answers may surprise you.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, Unity, KDE
Is the Linux Desktop Dead?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 01, 2011
The increased importance of mobile computing raises questions about the Linux desktop's future.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Linux desktop
KDE's 'Plasma Active' Tops GNOME 3 and Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 11, 2011
Designed for touch screen tablets, KDE's Plasma Active is clearly superior to its rivals.  
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, open source apps, KDE
GNOME 3.2: Tactical Brilliance and Strategic Stubbornness
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 05, 2011
It's unclear whether GNOME 3.2 will be enough to reconcile users alienated by GNOME 3.0.
Tags: Gnome, Linux, KDE
Building the Ultimate Modern Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 20, 2011
A veteran Linux user lists his choices for a top-flight desktop.
Tags: Linux desktop, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE
Windows 8, Metro, and the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 20, 2011
Windows 8's Metro could indicate an unfortunate direction in the future of the Linux desktop.
Tags: Metro browser, Windows 8, mobile, Gnome, Linux desktop, KDE
Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 12, 2011
A Linux pundit realizes his resentments about the Ubuntu desktop are shared by a good number of Ubuntu users.
Tags: Gnome, Ubuntu, Linux, KDE
Eight Complaints About the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 08, 2011
The Linux desktop is like a colony that has gained independence yet still thinks that everything is done better in the mother country.
Tags: Gnome, Linux desktop, Linux, KDE
What GNOME Can Learn from KDE's Recovery
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 23, 2011
KDE made a course correction after a user revolt. Will GNOME show the same ability to learn from mistakes?
Tags: Gnome, Linux, KDE
The GNOME 3 Meltdown
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 16, 2011
Is there hope for GNOME 3 in the face of a largely negative user response?
Tags: Torvalds, Gnome, KDE, Linux
Seven Concerns on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 09, 2011
After years of trying to match proprietary desktops, the Linux desktop has yet to find a new destination -- or even a compass point.
Tags: Unity, Linux desktop, KDE, Gnome
GNOME vs. KDE vs. Unity: Customization Tools and Ease of Use
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 26, 2011
Which of the three major Linux desktops offers the most customization tools, and which tools are easiest to use?
Tags: Unity, Linux, KDE, Gnome
KDE 4.7: Long-Term Vision, Ongoing Myopia
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 19, 2011
The problems in the 4.7 release reveal that KDE is making little movement toward solutions.
Tags: KDE, Linux, Gnome
Choosing the Best Linux Desktop: KDE, Unity, GNOME
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 13, 2011
Pros and cons of the KDE, Unity, GNOME 2, and GNOME 3 Linux desktops.
Tags: KDE, Unity, Gnome, Linux, Ubuntu
20 Linux Alternatives for Common Windows Applications
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 05, 2011
A Linux pundit spotlights his favorite Linux alternatives to popular Windows software.
Tags: Linux, LibreOffice, KDE, Gnome
GNOME vs. KDE Apps: Which Are Best For You?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 21, 2011
A comparison between KDE and GNOME apps for IM, document handling, email clients and more.
Tags: Linux, KDE, Gnome, Linux downloads
Are Usability Studies Hurting the Free Desktop?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 10, 2011
Interface problems with KDE, GNOME and Ubuntu suggest that the Linux desktop may be headed in the wrong direction.
Tags: Linux desktop, KDE, Linux downloads, Ubuntu, Gnome
GNOME 3: Seven Pros and Cons
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 26, 2011
The GNOME Linux desktop has major pluses and drawbacks, making the decision to adopt it a tough one.
Tags: Linux, open source, Gnome, KDE, Linux downloads
Best Browsers for Linux
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 11, 2011
A review of the leading open source browsers, with recommendations for various user groups.
Tags: Gnome, Linux, open source, KDE, Mozilla Firefox
GNOME vs. KDE: The Latest Round
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 05, 2011
Both GNOME and KDE Linux desktops have versions that are radically different from those each had a few years ago.
Tags: Gnome, KDE, Linux desktop, open source, Linux downloads
Will GNOME 3.0 Repeat the User Revolt of KDE 4.0?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 22, 2011
GNOME 3.0 is a release that will please developers and frustrate many users.
Tags: Linux desktop, Linux downloads, KDE, open source software, Gnome
15 Must-Have Linux Desktop Apps
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 07, 2011
Linux downloads for work and play, from document sharing to music-video to communications.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, audio, KDE, Linux desktop
Linux Leaders: Debian and Ubuntu Derivative Distros
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 03, 2011
Ubuntu and Debian have enormous influence in the Linux world due to the many distributions based on them.
Tags: Debian, Linux downloads, KDE, Ubuntu, Linux
Jono Bacon Defends Ubuntu: An Insider's Perspective
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 28, 2011
Ubuntu's community manager responds to a recent Datamation article that sparked widespread discussion.
Tags: Unity, Ubuntu, FOSS, Gnome, KDE
Nine Current Flame Wars in Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 16, 2011
Want to pick an argument about Linux? You’ve got a lot of choices.
Tags: KDE, Linux desktop, Ubuntu, Linux downloads, open source




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