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Nine Lessons Other Desktops Can Learn from KDE

March 3rd, 2014
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The story of KDE’s user revolt is well-known. What is less well known is that, in the six years since then, KDE has been steadily regaining its user-share.

In fact, for the last few years, KDE has registered as the most popular desktop among experienced users. Despite the obvious limitations of reader polls, they show KDE’s popularity consistently well ahead of Xfce, the usual runner up, in2011, 2012, and 2013 in LinuxQuestions’ Members Choice Awards and in Linux Journal’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Even assuming a wide margin of error in the polls, the consistency makes KDE’s recovery hard to question.

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Beta 1 downloads released for Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

March 3rd, 2014
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It sounds like Ubuntu 14.04 and its spins are humming right along. It is particularly interesting when checking out Xubuntu and Lubuntu since many people lean toward the more minimalistic desktops. But KDE and Ubuntu GNOME are also worth a download if those desktop environments appeal to you.

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