18 Facts About KDE


KDE is an international free software community that develops free and open-source software.

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Name KDE was intended as a wordplay on the existing Common Desktop Environment, available for Unix systems.

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Therefore, the KDE initialism expanded to "K Desktop Environment" before it was dropped altogether in favor of simply KDE in a rebranding effort.

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KDE neon is a software repository that uses Ubuntu LTS as a core.

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On 20 July 2009, KDE announced that the one millionth commit has been made to its Subversion repository.

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On 11 October 2009, Cornelius Schumacher, a main developer within KDE, wrote about the estimated cost to develop KDE software package with 4, 273, 291 LoC, which would be about US$175, 364, 716.

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KDE's was presented in 2010 and is appointed as a mascot for the KDE women's community.

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KDE has community identity guidelines for definitions and recommendations which help the community to establish a unique, characteristic, and appealing design.

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Many KDE applications have a K in the name, mostly as an initial letter.

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The K in many KDE applications is obtained by spelling a word which originally begins with C or Q differently, for example Konsole and Kaffeine, while some others prefix a commonly used word with a K, for instance KGet.

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In 2009 and 2011, GNOME and KDE co-hosted their conferences Akademy and GUADEC under the Desktop Summit label.

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In October 2018, Red Hat declared that KDE Plasma was no longer supported in future updates of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though it continues to be part of Fedora.

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Camp KDE is another annual contributor's conference of the KDE community.

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Camp KDE 2010 took place at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, US.

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Camp KDE 2011 was held at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, US, was co-located with the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit.

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Season of KDE is an outreach program hosted by the KDE community.

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KDE participates in other conferences that revolve around free software.

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KDE software is running on computers in Portuguese and Venezuelan schools, with respectively 700, 000 and one million systems reached.

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