Executive Summary

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-02-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: KDE 3.1"> Executive Summary: KDE 3.1

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
The KDE Projects K Desktop Environment update forms the face of desktop Linux for many users, and its a face that has grown markedly more attractive in this release. With a mix of the flexibility for which Linux is prized and the desktop functionality that users expect, KDE 3.1 provides a significant boost for the fortunes of Linux on mainstream corporate workstations.

COST ANALYSIS

KDE 3.1 is open-source software, freely available for download.

(+) Tabbed browsing in Konqueror; handy desktop sharing feature; interface enhancements.

(-) Multitude of configuration options can prove confusing.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • GNU Network Object Model Environment 2.0
  • www.kde.com



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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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