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The Fedora KDE Desktop Edition is a powerful Fedora based operating system utilizing the K Desktop Environment as the main user interface, contrary to the default GNOME Desktop Edition spin. Fedora KDE comes with many pre-selected top quality applications that suit all modern desktop use cases - from online communication like web browsing, instant messaging and electronic mail correspondence, through multimedia and entertainment, to an advanced productivity suite, including office applications and personal information management. All KDE applications are well integrated, with a similar look & feel and easy to use, accompanied by an outstanding graphical appearance.
The Fedora KDE Desktop Edition is based on the latest KDE 4 technology as provided by KDE open source community.
Go to "About KDE" if you want to know more! It's your desktop.
Plasma provides the desktop interface for KDE 4, including the application launcher (start menu), the desktop and the desktop panel (often referred to simply as the task bar).
You can use Plasma as you would use the desktop of any other operating system, by accessing the application menu (K Menu), viewing the currently active programs on the taskbar, accessing icons on the system tray, and so on.
An important part of Plasma are the so-called widgets. Widgets are the individual units of the desktop and they include (although they are not limited to) the application menu, icons, the system tray, the clock... Widgets can exist on the desktop itself, or be inserted in the panel. Panels and desktops are actually special kinds of widgets, meant to contain other widgets (in Plasma terms, they are called "Containments").
More info available at http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma
Kwin (the default KDE window manager) supports this cool compositing effects, like:
Explosion - Let Windows explode when they are closed
Fall Apart - Closed windows fall into pieces
Desktop Cube Animation - Display each virtual desktop on a side of a cube
Wobbly windows and lots more interesting effects.
Example video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arZSxLuwv_E
With the latest technology NetworkManager and its Applet (well integrated into the systray), it's just a click and you're connected to your wireless LAN router. Explore the World Wide Web with Konqueror, the full featured KDE web browser.
And stay connected with your friends and colleagues using Kopete Instant Messaging client. It supports all common IM protocols and has really nice user interface with ability to group more protocols under one contact. Your contact will be nearly always online!
Are you downloader? Use KTorrent or KGet to get new version of Fedora KDE Desktop Edition!
Utilities and configuration
KDE ships a terminal, of course, the gateway to the real power of any Unix/Linux machine, called Konsole. Konsole is perfectly configurable by design as every part of KDE. Speaking of configurable, you're of course able to configure your KDE Desktop to fit your personal needs via the System Settings GUI (Graphical User Interface). No need to know cryptic commands. Click the options you like to change and choose the settings that make you happy.
Office and Productivity Suite
KOffice is an integrated office suite built on the KDE platform. It utilizes free and open standards like OpenDocument for its document formats, component communication and embedding. KOffice is free software and serves as a great and lightweight alternative to OpenOffice.org. Visit http://www.koffice.org to find out more.
Kontact is the integrated personal information manager of KDE. Kontact suite unites mature and proven KDE PIM applications under one roof.
The components of KDE Kontact are tailored to work well with each other. This results in features like intuitive drag-and-drop between appointment handling, task lists and contacts. KDE Kontact supports various groupware servers. When using these servers your workgroup has access to features like shared email folders, group task lists, calendar sharing, central addressbooks and meeting scheduling.
Kontact keeps you informed about all the things going on with a nice overview page. Under the roof of Kontact are:
Feeds : Akregator is the
Todays world is full of multimedia all around you - music (as MP3s or CDs, online streamed), all kinds of videos (from movies to TV broadcast) and more. Usually it's not easy to play it, not to mention organizing and backup. Fedora KDE Desktop Edition has a solution for you. No more multimedia mess, just enjoy your media!
It's just a fact that Amarok defines new standards in media players industry. You probably never had your music so organized like with Amarok. With music collection feature you never lose your music anymore! Advanced playlist, including dynamic one, would remember you your latest, almost forgotten songs, sitting in your disk, with cover, lyrics and even Wikipedia page with all known current track/band related information. Amarok also brings a great Last.fm integration with other online music services easily accessible as well. Live your music!
Kaffeine is a video player and digital TV in one box. Watch and record your favorite digital TV stations with this intuitive media player.
K3B let's you to backup (not only) your multimedia files as it's a full featured CD/DVD writing software. K3B supports writing data CDs/DVDs, audio CDs, video CDs, DVDs, copying, CD ripping and more. Take care, you can get burned ;-)
KsCD is the small, fast Standard-Audio-CD-Player for KDE, with MusicBrainz support. KsCD means "The KDE Project's small/simple CD player".
Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas in your computer. You can learn a lot about Earth or you can just enjoy virtual trips around our planet. You can choose from different thematic maps: a classroom-style topographic map, a satellite view, open street map, earth at night and temperature and precipitation maps.
KDE Education package contains many language learning tools as Parley, Kiten and others. That's great, isn't it? Ja! Si! Ano! It is.
And if you're interested in chemistry, do not miss Kalzium! Have you known that melting point of Ruthenium (Ru) is 2,610 K and it was discovered in the year 1844 by K. Klaus? I haven't.
Some people never grow up, some people like games to relax and some just to remember gold times of first computer games. KDE Games package contains collection of revamped old games as Kapman, KBreakOut, KGoldrunner with brand new look and nice artwork. Card games are there too! And of course new and entertaining games as such Kolf.
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