KDE For Windows – An Overview

2010-03-13 292 words 2 mins read

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<a class="zem_slink freebase/en/kde" title="KDE" rel="homepage" href="http://www.kde.org/">KDE is turning out to be a fabulous Desktop. The latest version – KDE 4.4.0 aka Caikaku is choke full of features which gives the term &#8221;Desktop <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/usability" title="Usability" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usability">usability&#8221; a new meaning all together. What makes KDE all the more appealing is the plethora of well designed <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/application_software" title="Application software" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_software">applications that come bundled with it.

Then again, considering that <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/microsoft_windows" title="Windows" rel="homepage" href="http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS">Windows enjoys a virtual <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/monopoly" title="Monopoly" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly">monopoly of the <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/desktop_environment" title="Desktop environment" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment">computer desktop market, (with <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/linux" title="Linux" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux">Linux garnering just over 1%), it might take some time for the ordinary lay person to savour the goodies that KDE provides.

But hope is at sight. KDE 4.x which is based on <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/qt" title="Qt (toolkit)" rel="homepage" href="http://qt.nokia.com/">Qt4 library is truly portable and works remarkably well across <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/operating_system" title="Operating system" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system">operating systems.

KDE 4 on Windows
&#8221;KDE for Windows&#8221; is a very active project that aims to port KDE 4 and all the applications that are built on KDE to run natively in Windows.

This article accompanied by pictures explain the steps involved in installing a native build of KDE 4 on Windows.

Why should I run KDE 4 on Windows ?
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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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