The KDE Plasma Desktop
IN THIS CHAPTER
Discovering Plasma’s common features
Introducing the Main Menu
Configuring the panel and the desktop
As mentioned in Book 2, Chapter 1, Linux distributions come with one (or both) of two popular graphical user interfaces (GUIs): GNOME (or one or more of its variants) and KDE’s Plasma. When both interfaces are installed, you can switch between the two in a matter of seconds. If you don’t like GNOME, you can use Plasma; if you don’t like Plasma, you can use GNOME.
This chapter explores the major features of Plasma, just as Book 2, Chapter 1 examines GNOME. I strongly encourage you to try both GUIs before you decide which one you’re more comfortable using.