KDE Plasma Desktop version 4.7 Release Candidate is out now! it’s the first RC of the KDE 4.7, which is planned to release on July 27, 2011. KDE or K Desktop Environment is another popular open source window manager, platform and suite of awesome applications, similar to Gnome. KDE is based on Qt Framework.
If you are using Linux based system such as OpenSuse, then you must have enjoyed the cool and charming – KDE Desktop. it focuses on simplicity, it’s little heavier than other desktop Environment such as Gnome or XFCE, despite of that – users like it. I do use KDE with Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). The new version of KDE, has arrived with a lot of exciting features (and of course a lot of bugs got fixed in this version).
New/Upcoming Features in KDE – Plasma Desktop version 4.7
- Kwin, the plasma’s window manager – which supports openGL ES 2.0, it will increase the performance on mobile devices.
- Improved User Interface (UI) of the Dolphin File Manager
- Marble, the Virtual Globe is more useful for mobile devices due to features such as offline Address search.
- Grub 2 is supported with the login manager (KDM) of KDE