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Why KDE desktop is for me superior than windows desktop

Ive found a lot of useful and nice features in KDE desktop that I miss at work while using windows xp…

  • All windows can be keep above other and even when the application is not designed to do so (right click on a windows title and under “advanced” – “Keep above others”)
  • KDE can be tuned through the control center a lot more and without any 3rd party tool. Moreover this control center is organized in a better way.
  • Killing an application is a lot more easier too, CTRL-ALT-ESC and a skull appear. At this point I remember how difficult it is to explain to a joe user how to locate a task in windows task manager and kill it… (especially if You also do not now the name of the task and hunt for it)). Note: a task manager can be launch under KDE with CTRL-ESC
  • In konqueror copying a image in a directory where it already exist, start a comparaison windows to help You to decide between overwriting or cancelling. Very useful
  • Hover on images, text or pdf and a preview pop-up in Konqueror (the default file manager)
  • A lot more view mode for your files 7 and all are nice depending on situation (only 4 in winxp)
  • KDE control center is a lot lot better and easier to understand compare to Windows control panel
  • You like an image and want to use it as a wallpaper? drag it on the desktop, a contextual windows will propose You to use it as wallpaper

This is only a fraction of the possibility offered by KDE, the official WIKI is available here

The best way to make KDE a try is to boot a free linux live CD (boot in 1 min and dont write any data on your disk, only use RAM memory) like knoppix or any other live-cd flavours

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.