System Utilities Tweaking KDE Software Compilation

KDE Software Compilation 4.8 for Linux

by KDE Project

Avg. Rating 4.0 (559 votes)

File Details

License Freeware
Operating System Unix
Date Added
Total Downloads 12,990
Publisher KDE Project
Homepage KDE Software Compilation

Publisher's Description

KDE Software Compilation (formerly KDE) is a powerful graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system. It is an Internet project and truly open in every sense. Development takes place on the Internet and is discussed on our mailing lists and USENET news groups to which we invite and welcome everyone. No single group, company or organization controls the sources. All sources are open to everyone and may be distributed and modified by anyone subject to the well known GNU licenses.

Latest Reviews

colincook

colincook reviewed v4.8 on Mar 8, 2019

OK if your hard drive isn't too big.

cool_guy

cool_guy reviewed v4.7.4 on Dec 9, 2011

Don't waste your time with KDE4.x (see other posters below). If you want a truly awesome and usable desktop environment, try Trinity Desktop Environment - it's a KDE3.5 fork with many updates - trinitydesktop.org

eblade

eblade reviewed v4.6.2 on Apr 7, 2011

The interface of KDE turned from reasonably decent to absolute garbage. This is the worst operating environment I've attempted to use perhaps since Windows 3.1, if not Windows 2.0. This is terrible.

anandee

anandee reviewed v4.5.3 on Jan 24, 2011

KDE 4 (4.5.3 too) is such a disaster, a miserable failure, a bloody mess, a death blow to GNU/Linux community in the wider sense (and to credibility of KDE 3) that no one should never, ever think to use or watch at it.
I bothered to use it on various distributions, from earlier 4.0 to now, it was simply disgusting.
It completely mises the point to be usable, even if compared to Windows 3.11's desktop environment.
It is all a matter of bells and whistles, cpu-wasting effects, with no real usability.
Plus, it is still unstable and slow.
Please KDE team, KILL the 4 line and release a KDE 5 at least on par with Windows 3.11 NOW!

Meeky

Meeky reviewed v4.5.3 on Dec 4, 2010

After upgrading, internet died and the hard drives won't mount. It would pop up an error message instead of the usual password dialogue box. Great job on those bugs you guys. Now you have a useless pretty box. At least ugly GNOME still works as expected.

alshawwa

alshawwa reviewed v4.5.1 on Sep 1, 2010

KDE is a good interface for unix/linux based system , for people who actually care about the looks , kde developers are doing a great and a huge job to fix the bugs and its getting better and better on each release

gnome still rocks as a solid environment and in my case im sticking with it on my linux boxes

marty

marty reviewed v4.5.0 on Aug 12, 2010

Unless the developers do some with a right click on the desktop I'll certainly stay with Gnome I install KDE just for kicks

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v4.5.0 on Aug 11, 2010

i absolutely love the whole KDE software collection. It has some very useful innovative features like desktop-wide tagging/rating/commenting of iles. And you can make semantic connections between files and e-mails and places and other pieces of data. And you can use all this information later when searching for some info or working on a project. Simply awesome. Windows manager is also awesome. simply the most powerful I've ever used, also supports basic tilling and tabbing features. Part of KDE are also some of the best Linux apps that I would also like to see on Windows (like okular, Digikam, k3b, Kdenlive). And the desktop itself is just genius, it is all modular and made of basic components/widgets called Plasmoids. and they are not just an annoying addon like on other desktops. The entire desktop is actually built out of them, like you can build with LEGO bricks. This makes desktop extremely flexible and anyone can built it exactly the way she wants. not to mention how gorgeous KDE desktop looks even by default. And with some extra theming and tweaking it can become ven better looking.

bassmanitram

bassmanitram reviewed v4.4.3 on May 2, 2010

Konno, I did use it - I tried it over and over again. And, for reference, I've used KDE since pre-version 1. My experienced opinion - KDE 4 is very badly though-out piece of software with little to no real User focus - it seems to have been based solely on what a group of computer "expert" developers THOUGHT the user wanted without really investigating - a suicidal move in software development (I am a professional developer too so I know!). I'm afraid like others I am moving to GNOME - itself not perfect by ANY means - and it loses to KDE 3.5 - but it is better than KDE 4 by far, and Gnome Shell promises to be a KDE killer. In summary KDE 4 is to the KDE legacy what Windows Vista was to the Windows legacy!

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.4.3 on May 1, 2010

If only KDE developers knew it's already released :)

Avg. Rating 4.0 (559 votes)
Your Rating
colincook

colincook reviewed v4.8 on Mar 8, 2019

Pros: Nice UI. Pretty quick scan (except deep scan). I think it works like most other free recovery software.
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Cons: First of all, you can't alter and save filter presets. In case for example you're looking for document files but the document file type is not included in the preset, you have to append it in filter box. And then the filtering process can be TERRIBLY SLOW. Moreover, you can't save the list of files found in case you need to resume work later. You have to redo the scan again.

Bottom Line: OK if your hard drive isn't too big.

cool_guy

cool_guy reviewed v4.7.4 on Dec 9, 2011

Don't waste your time with KDE4.x (see other posters below). If you want a truly awesome and usable desktop environment, try Trinity Desktop Environment - it's a KDE3.5 fork with many updates - trinitydesktop.org

eblade

eblade reviewed v4.6.2 on Apr 7, 2011

The interface of KDE turned from reasonably decent to absolute garbage. This is the worst operating environment I've attempted to use perhaps since Windows 3.1, if not Windows 2.0. This is terrible.

anandee

anandee reviewed v4.5.3 on Jan 24, 2011

KDE 4 (4.5.3 too) is such a disaster, a miserable failure, a bloody mess, a death blow to GNU/Linux community in the wider sense (and to credibility of KDE 3) that no one should never, ever think to use or watch at it.
I bothered to use it on various distributions, from earlier 4.0 to now, it was simply disgusting.
It completely mises the point to be usable, even if compared to Windows 3.11's desktop environment.
It is all a matter of bells and whistles, cpu-wasting effects, with no real usability.
Plus, it is still unstable and slow.
Please KDE team, KILL the 4 line and release a KDE 5 at least on par with Windows 3.11 NOW!

Meeky

Meeky reviewed v4.5.3 on Dec 4, 2010

After upgrading, internet died and the hard drives won't mount. It would pop up an error message instead of the usual password dialogue box. Great job on those bugs you guys. Now you have a useless pretty box. At least ugly GNOME still works as expected.

alshawwa

alshawwa reviewed v4.5.1 on Sep 1, 2010

KDE is a good interface for unix/linux based system , for people who actually care about the looks , kde developers are doing a great and a huge job to fix the bugs and its getting better and better on each release

gnome still rocks as a solid environment and in my case im sticking with it on my linux boxes

marty

marty reviewed v4.5.0 on Aug 12, 2010

Unless the developers do some with a right click on the desktop I'll certainly stay with Gnome I install KDE just for kicks

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v4.5.0 on Aug 11, 2010

i absolutely love the whole KDE software collection. It has some very useful innovative features like desktop-wide tagging/rating/commenting of iles. And you can make semantic connections between files and e-mails and places and other pieces of data. And you can use all this information later when searching for some info or working on a project. Simply awesome. Windows manager is also awesome. simply the most powerful I've ever used, also supports basic tilling and tabbing features. Part of KDE are also some of the best Linux apps that I would also like to see on Windows (like okular, Digikam, k3b, Kdenlive). And the desktop itself is just genius, it is all modular and made of basic components/widgets called Plasmoids. and they are not just an annoying addon like on other desktops. The entire desktop is actually built out of them, like you can build with LEGO bricks. This makes desktop extremely flexible and anyone can built it exactly the way she wants. not to mention how gorgeous KDE desktop looks even by default. And with some extra theming and tweaking it can become ven better looking.

bassmanitram

bassmanitram reviewed v4.4.3 on May 2, 2010

Konno, I did use it - I tried it over and over again. And, for reference, I've used KDE since pre-version 1. My experienced opinion - KDE 4 is very badly though-out piece of software with little to no real User focus - it seems to have been based solely on what a group of computer "expert" developers THOUGHT the user wanted without really investigating - a suicidal move in software development (I am a professional developer too so I know!). I'm afraid like others I am moving to GNOME - itself not perfect by ANY means - and it loses to KDE 3.5 - but it is better than KDE 4 by far, and Gnome Shell promises to be a KDE killer. In summary KDE 4 is to the KDE legacy what Windows Vista was to the Windows legacy!

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.4.3 on May 1, 2010

If only KDE developers knew it's already released :)

konno

konno reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 30, 2010

None of you use it, and yet you still fell like you need to bash it and give it zero (if you could) just for the heck of it, sigh...

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 30, 2010

can't stand KDE, much prefer gnome.

B__B

B__B reviewed v4.4.2 on Apr 8, 2010

Give us back the KDE!

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v4.4.1 on Mar 8, 2010

This is a case of what might have been. At one time I considered it to be one of the beat things about Linux, and I thought they should release KOffice version for Windows. It's definitely an example of an update gone wrong.

Unfortunately, it's just one of the many examples of the fact that newer doesn't mean better.

thartist

thartist reviewed v4.4.0 on Feb 10, 2010

fantastic...ally bloated and overfeatured instead of feature-full, denotes a serious lack of sense in design goals. a pity.

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