Wednesday, January 9, 2008

KD 4.0 Desktop blossoms

I have installed KDE 4.0 RC on OpenSUSE 10.3. I was just checking the installed version and found that we have an updated version (3.97.2-4.4) of kdebase4 and almost all kde4 packages in YAST. A simple YAST update took me to a much better looking KDE desktop.
The new KDE 3.97 is beautiful, more stable and a little slow.

Now I have a NVIDIA 6200 with propriety drivers and Compiz Fusion works very well with KDE3. KDE4 comes with its own desktop effects. Though as of now I am not able to use them, but will soon find a way. For the time being I am loving my current desktop.

KDE4 now comes with a few desktop wallpapers, I really liked the KDE4 black wallpaper.
Next was the time to configure some plasmoids
  1. KDE4 took up all the desktop icons from my KDE3 desktop and displays them as plasmoids. Hence, I had plasmoids for Firefox, SUSE Help, etc..
  2. I added the plasmoid to display KDE news. It acts as a news ticker and clicking any news opens it up in konqueror. The plasmoid configuration option allows to add more feeds apart from KDE news.
  3. Also in my must have list is the "New Device Notification" plasmoid. I have a TSONIC MP3 player, when plug it into the USB port, I get an intimation in "New Device Notification" plasmoid. Clicking it opens the TSONIC device in Dolphin.
Here is my beautiful desktop screenshot.


The desktop is lean, elegant and well organized. The inclusion of plasmoids make it compatible to VISTA ( Lets accept it that MS definitely knows how to offer a very good looking and usable desktop). Unlike the traditional means of adding desktop widgets, plasmoids are easy to add and very functional. All in all I would say that KDE 4.0 is turning out to the the dream desktop I could imagine.


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