KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future

Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 17, 2014 11:52 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Scott Gilbertson
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Finally, the KDE project has released KDE Plasma 5, a major new version of the venerable K Desktop Environment.

Plasma 5 arrives in the middle of an ongoing debate about the future of the Linux desktop. On one hand there are the brand new desktop paradigms represented by GNOME and Unity. Both break from the traditional desktop model in significant ways, and both attempt to create interfaces that will work on the desktop and the much-anticipated, tablet-based future (which may or may not ever arrive).

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