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The Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition is a powerful Fedora-based operating system utilizing the KDE Plasma Desktop as the main user interface. Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop comes with many pre-selected top quality applications that suit all modern desktop use cases - from online communication like web browsing, instant messaging and electronic mail correspondence, through multimedia and entertainment, to an advanced productivity suite, including office applications and enterprise grade personal information management. All KDE applications are well integrated, with a similar look and feel and an easy to use interface, accompanied by an outstanding graphical appearance.

The Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition is based on the latest KDE Platform 4 technology as provided by KDE open source community.

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About KDE Plasma Desktop

Desktop

Plasma

Plasma Desktop provides the desktop interface, including the application launcher (start menu), the desktop and the desktop panel (often referred to simply as the task bar).

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You can use Plasma as you would use the desktop of any other operating system, by accessing the application menu, viewing the currently active programs on the taskbar, accessing icons on the system tray, and so on.

An important part of Plasma are the so-called widgets, and the customization these widgets allow. Widgets are the individual units of the desktop and they include the application menu, icons, the system tray, the clock, along with countless other widgets. Widgets can exist on the desktop itself, or be inserted in the panel. Panels and desktops are actually special kinds of widgets, meant to contain other widgets (in Plasma terms, they are called "Containments").

More info available at http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma

Desktop Effects

Kwin (the default KDE window manager) supports this cool compositing effects like the Desktop Cube Animation, where each virtual desktop is displayed on a side of a cube. Wobbly windows, which can explode when they are closed or fall apart. And of course lots more interesting effects.

Enjoy one of the example videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arZSxLuwv_E

Note: Desktop effects are not enabled by default! You need a supported graphics card and to enable it in the System settings -> Desktop configuration tool.

Going online

With the latest technology spearheaded by Red Hat, the NetworkManager set of tools, and its system tray Applet, it's just a click and you're connected to your wireless LAN router, or online via many supported 3G mobile broadband cards. Explore the World Wide Web with Konqueror, the full featured KDE web browser.

Stay connected with your friends and colleagues using Kopete Instant Messaging client. It supports all common IM protocols and has a really nice user interface with the ability to group more protocols under one contact. Your contact will be nearly always online!

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Utilities and configuration

Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop ships a terminal, of course, the gateway to the real power of any Unix/Linux machine, called Konsole. Konsole is perfectly configurable by design, as is every part of KDE Platform. Speaking of configurable, you're of course able to configure your KDE Plasma Desktop to fit your personal needs via the System Settings GUI (Graphical User Interface). No need to know cryptic commands and configuration files. Click the options you like to change and choose the settings that make you happy. This is your desktop and we will never make these decisions for you.

Office and Productivity Suite

KOffice

KOffice is an integrated office suite built on the KDE Platform. It utilizes free and open standards like OpenDocument for its document formats, component communication and embedding. KOffice is free software and serves as a great and lightweight alternative to OpenOffice.org. Visit http://www.koffice.org to find out more.

Kontact

Kontact is the integrated personal information manager of KDE Plasma Desktop. The Kontact suite unites mature and proven KDE PIM applications under one easy to use application.

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The components of KDE Kontact are tailored to work well with each other. This results in features like intuitive drag-and-drop between appointment handling, task lists and contacts. KDE Kontact also supports various groupware servers, allowing you to easily integrate your work life with your time outside of the daily grind. When using these servers your workgroup has access to features like shared email folders, group task lists, calendar sharing, central addressbooks and meeting scheduling, everything you would expect from full featured commercial applications, and much more.

Kontact keeps you informed about all the things going on with a nice overview page. The main Applications used under the roof of Kontact are:

  • KMail - the KDE email component.
  • KAddressBook - a comfortable frontend to organize the addresses of your friends, business partners, etc.
  • KOrganizer - Calendar, scheduling and journal
  • AKregator - a RSS/Atom news feed reader for the KDE Plasma Desktop.
  • KJots - Organize your ideas in a Notebook.
  • KTimeTracker - Track how much time you spend on various tasks.

Multimedia

Todays world is full of multimedia all around you (whether it's music as MP3s or CDs), or streamed online, all kinds of videos (from movies to TV broadcast) and more. Usually it's not easy to play it, not to mention organizing and backing up all of it. Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition has a solution for you. No more multimedia mess, just enjoy your media!

It's just a fact that Amarok defines new standards in media players industry. You've probably never had your music so organized as with Amarok. With high quality music collection features you never lose your music anymore! Amarok supports Advanced playlists, including dynamically generated ones, which would remind you of your oldest, almost forgotten songs, with cover art, lyrics and even information on the current track or band, pulled straight from Wikipedia. Amarok also brings great integration with Last.fm and other online music services, allowing you to listen to streaming radio, podcasts, and even purchase music from the Magnatune store, allowing you to support artists directly and enjoy DRM free music. Live your music!

Kaffeine is a video player and digital TV in one easy to use interface. Watch and record your favorite digital TV stations and enjoy content stored on your machine with this intuitive media player.

K3B allows you to easily back up your multimedia files as it's a full featured CD/DVD writing software. K3B supports writing data CDs/DVDs, audio CDs, video CDs, DVDs, copying, CD ripping and more. Take care, you can get burned ;-)

KsCD is the small, fast Standard-Audio-CD-Player for KDE, with MusicBrainz support. KsCD means "The KDE Project's small/simple CD player," and it lives up to this name, providing the features you expect in a compact, easy to use interface.

Education

Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas in your computer. You can learn a lot about Earth or you can just enjoy virtual trips around our planet. You can choose from different thematic maps: a classroom-style topographic map, a satellite view, open street map, earth at night and temperature and precipitation maps. Integration with the popular Open Street Map project allows users to easily view maps of their current location without opening even opening a browser.

The KDE Education package contains many and language learning tools such as Parley, Kiten and others. That's great, isn't it? Ja! Si! Ano! It is.

If you're interested in chemistry, do not miss Kalzium! Did you know that the melting point of Ruthenium (Ru) is 2,610 K and that it was discovered in the year 1844 by K. Klaus? I didn't.

Games

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Some people never grow up, some people like games to relax and some just to remember the golden ages of the first computer games. The KDE Games package contains collection of revamped classics such as Kapman, KBreakOut, KGoldrunner, all with a brand new look and beautiful artwork. For those who like to pass the time with Solitaire or Free Cell, there are plenty of card games to keep you busy! And of course new and entertaining games as such Kolf, a miniature golf game.

Note: Not all listed applications are available on the live CD due to space reasons. After installation, you can discover many more cool KDE applications using the integrated package management suite under System Settings -> Add & Remove programs!

Downloads

Fedora 20 KDE Plasma Desktop Spin

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This is the latest version of the Fedora Linux operating system's KDE Plasma Desktop Edition. It's everything you need to try out Fedora's KDE Plasma Desktop—you don't have to erase anything on your current system to try it out, and it won't put your files at risk. Take Fedora for a test drive, and if you like it, you can install Fedora directly to your hard drive straight from the Live Media desktop if you like.

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KDE Plasma Desktop Support

Need help using Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop? We've put together a list of resources you can use to get help below. For help downloading, running, and installing spins, please visit the main spins support page.

Help via Chat

Users and developers are available in the #fedora-kde irc channel on irc.freenode.net for real-time conversations.

General help is available in irc channel #fedora on irc.freenode.net.

For help using IRC, please visit the Fedora IRC how-to.

Help via Email

Users and developers are also available on the mailing list at kde@lists.fedoraproject.org.

General help with Fedora is available on the Fedora users' mailing list at users@lists.fedoraproject.org.

For guidance on how to interact on Fedora mailing lists, please review the Fedora Mailing List Guidelines.

Documentation

Specific documentation and tutorials are available at the upstream website. Direct links to some highlights from KDE Userbase are listed below.

General Help Using Fedora

Sometimes you may encounter an issue with this spin that you can get help with using general Fedora support resources. A list of those resources is available at the Fedora 'Get Help' page.

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KDE Plasma Desktop

Plasma

A screenshot of the KDE Plasma Desktop 4

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KDE Plasma Desktop

Kontact

A screenshot of the Kontact with a few features.

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Games

A few of the games available on KDE Plasma Desktop

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