CHAPTER 10

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The K Desktop Environment: KDE

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) includes the standard desktop features, such as a window manager and a file manager, as well as an extensive set of applications that cover most Linux tasks. The KDE desktop is developed and distributed by the KDE Project. KDE is open source software provided under a GNU Public License and, with its source code, is available free of charge.

Numerous applications written specifically for KDE are easily accessible from the desktop. These include editors, photo, and paint image applications, sound and video players, and office applications. Such applications usually have the ...

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