KDE is one of the two most widely used desktop environments for Linux and Unix systems.KDE 4.1, a number of additional applications have made the transition to KDE 4, most notably the personal information manager Kontact, which includes KMail for email, KOrganize for planning, Akregator for reading RSS, KNode for reading Usenet news and other components, all tied together in the Kontact shell.
The Dolphin file manager has been enhanced with a treeview and tab support, new context actions and single click selection to make using it more consistent. Konquerer, the KDE browser, can now reopen closed windows and tabs and has had its scrolling smoothed. The GwenView image browser has acquired a new full screen view and thumbnail bar and image rating. Marble, the KDE desktop globe, now integrates with OpenStreetMap allowing you to navigate on free maps.
KDE 4.1, including a much improved Personal Information Manager, KDE-PIM, a video player, Dragon Player, a CD player, KSCD, a new filemanager, Dolphin, an Earth globe and streetmap, Marble, an improved window manager, KWin, and a spiffy panel controller, Plasma, to name just a few.
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