Mastering KDE helps the reader master the KDE desktop environment for a faster and more robust computing experience.
The best thing about Linux is the plethora of choices that users tend to have. Whether it pertains to the kernel modules, or to the desktop environments, there is no shortage of options.
Speaking of desktop environments, KDE stands tall as one of the leading options.
KDE stands for K Desktop Environment, an open source desktop working platform featuring a graphical user interface (GUI). When KDE was first introduced, it was known as the Kool desktop environment, later reduced to KDE. The KDE GUI includes everything a typical user would require, such as a file manager, window manager, help tool, and system settings. KDE is the default desktop environment for various Linux distros, and also has its own flagship distro, KDE Neon, that is covered at length in Mastering KDE.
KDE comes with features that give users remote access to other devices, such as computers running Windows, Linux, macOS, or Android smartphones. KDE Connect, a Linux-based application, is one such solution that allows users to transfer data between multiple devices and operate them remotely. This book talks about everyday usage of KDE, including remote access and KDE development.
With Mastering KDE, using KDE for day-to-day computing becomes simple and straightforward, which will undoubtedly help readers boost their productivity.
The Mastering Computer Science series is edited by Sufyan bin Uzayr, a writer and educator with over a decade of experience in the computing field.
Cover Page Half-Title Page Series Page Title Page Copyright Page Contents Preface About the Author Chapter 1 Introduction to KDE Ubuntu-Based Gnu/Linux What is Distribution? Open Source Linux Desktop Environment Free Software GUI (Graphical User Interface) CLI (Command-Line Interface) TUI (Terminal User Interface) What is KDE? History of KDE What is KDE Neon? History of Releases K Desktop Environment 1 Introduction K Desktop Environment 1.0 K Desktop Environment 1.1 Workspaces K Desktop Environment 2 DCOP X Window System KIO K Desktop Environment 2.0 K Desktop Environment 2.1 K Desktop Environment 2.2 K Desktop Environment 3 K Desktop Environment 3.0 K Desktop Environment 3.1 K Desktop Environment 3.2 K Desktop Environment 3.3 K Desktop Environment 3.4 K Desktop Environment 3.5 The Trinity Desktop Environment KDE Software Compilation 4 (KDE SC 4) Released Versions of KDE 4 KDE 4.0 KDE 4.1 KDE 4.2 KDE 4.3 KDE SC 4.4 KDE SC 4.5 KDE SC 4.6 KDE SC 4.7 KDE SC 4.8 KDE SC 4.9 KDE SC 4.10 KDE SC 4.11 KDE SC 4.12 KDE SC 4.13 KDE SC 4.14 KDE Plasma 5 Software Architecture KDE Plasma 5 Development Workspaces Desktop Features Linux Distributions Using Plasma History Releases Linux Distributions With KDE More Information about GNOME-Based Linux Distributions KDE Neon openSUSE Features of KDE Plasma KRunner Advantages of KDE Chapter Summary Chapter 2 Installation of KDE Installation of KDE Neon How to Install the KDE Neon Operating System Download Neon OS Live Images Live ISO Image User Edition (64-bit) Testing Edition (64-bit) Unstable Edition (64-bit) Developer Edition (64-bit) What is an Image? Before You Begin the Installation Virtualbox Introduction to KDE Neon An Overview of the KDE Desktop Environment The Desktop Widgets KDE Plasma Widgets Activities Configuring KDE The “K” Menu Task Manager System Tray Adding Widgets to Panels System Settings Shortcuts and Gestures Chapter Summary Chapter 3 Applications Application Software Classification What is KDE Neon? What is Snap? What is APT? KDE Advanced Text Editor Application Installing Kate as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a Kate Text Editor Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Kate from Ubuntu Repositories How to Uninstall Kate Text Editor Kdenlive Application Installing Kdenlive as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a Kdenlive Text Editor Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Kdenlive from Ubuntu Repositories Document Viewer – Okular Application Installing Okular as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install Okular Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Okular from Ubuntu Repositories Dolphin Application Installing Dolphin as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a Dolphin Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Dolphin from Ubuntu Repositories Konsole Application A Simple Image Viewer – Gwenview Installing Gwenview as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a Gwenview Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Gwenview from Ubuntu Repositories K3b Application Installing K3b from Ubuntu Repositories Kmail Application Installing KMail from Ubuntu Repositories Korganizer Application Parley Application Installing Parley as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a Parley Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Parley from Ubuntu Repositories Blinken Application Installing Blinken as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a Blinken Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Blinken from Ubuntu Repositories Photo Management Program – digiKam Application Installing digiKam as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a digiKam Enable snapd in Terminal Installing digiKam from Ubuntu Repositories Konqueror Application Installing Konqueror from Ubuntu Repositories Color Chooser and Palette Editor Installing kcolorchooser as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a kcolorchooser Enable snapd in Terminal Installing kcolorchooser from Ubuntu Repositories Kbackup Application Installing KBackup from Ubuntu Repositories Knotes Application Installing KNotes from Ubuntu Repositories Kmousetool Application Installing KMouseTool as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a KMouseTool Enable snapd in Terminal Installing KMouseTool from Ubuntu Repositories Kbarcode Application Ktuberling Application Installing KTuberling as a Snap Package Enable Snaps and Install a KTuberling Enable snapd in Terminal Installing KTuberling from Ubuntu Repositories Kphotoalbum Application Installing KPhotoAlbum from Ubuntu Repositories ARK Application KDE Connect Application Mechanism Encryption Install and Set up KDE Connect on your Linux Mobile Phone Spectacle Application Enable Snaps and Install a Spectacle Enable snapd in Terminal Installing Spectacle from Ubuntu Repositories Kcalc Application Enable Snaps and Install a KCalc Enable snapd in Terminal Installing KCalc from Ubuntu Repositories Kwalletmanager Application Installing KWalletManager from Ubuntu Repositories Plasma-Discover Installing Plasma-Discover from Ubuntu Repositories Kolourpaint Application Installing KolourPaint from Ubuntu Repositories Elisa Application Installing Elisa from Ubuntu Repositories Chapter Summary Chapter 4 Doing More with KDE What is Qt? The Qt Company and the Qt Project qmake Overview What Is a Project? Using Third-Party Libraries GNU Make MakeFile Capabilities of Make Make Rules and Targets Advantages of GNU Make Microsoft Visual Studio Features What is Xcode? Cmake Features Flexible Project Structure IDEs Configuration Support Compiler Feature Detection Compilers Qbs Features Visual Studio Code Qt Quick QML vs. Widget-Based GUI IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Widgets QWidget Class QLabel QPushbutton QListWidget QTabWidget Top-Level and Child Widgets QDialog QGroupBox QGridLayout Layout Management Qt’s Layout Classes Styles and Style Aware Widgets QProxyStyle Class The QStyle Implementation Customizing a Style Implementing a Custom Style Classes for Widget Styling QColor Class Integer vs. Floating Point Precision Alpha-Blended Drawing QColorSpace Class QColorTransform Class QCommonStyle Class QCursor Class QFont Class QFontDatabase Class QFontInfo Class QGraphicsAnchor Class Language Binding C++ Development with Qt Python Development with Qt Signals and Slots Layout Management QDialog Class QMessageBox KDE Frameworks Overview Structure Chapter Summary Chapter 5 Linux Distributions for KDE Plasma Desktop Kubuntu History Kubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) Kubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 9.10 (Karmic Koala) 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) 19.04 (Disco Dingo) 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Manjaro KDE Manjaro is Arch Linux Made Easy No More PPAs The Arch Wiki Easy Kernel Switching Easy Access to Software Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition Install KDE Plasma Desktop Environment on Fedora Install KDE Plasma on Fedora Switch to KDE Environment on Fedora at Login Netrunner Netrunner Desktop 21.01 Netrunner Desktop 20.01 Netrunner Desktop 19.08 Netrunner 19.01 Netrunner 17.10 Netrunner 17.06 Netrunner 17.03 Netrunner Desktop 17.01 Netrunner Desktop 16.09 Garuda Linux Features Feren OS Official Editions Arch Linux Installation Pacman Install KDE on Arch Linux Nitrux Nitrux 1.7 Release MX Linux History Desktop Environments Update System Features ROSA Linux ROSA Version Release ROSA R6 “Desktop Fresh LXQt” ROSA R6 “Desktop Fresh LXQt” ROSA R7 “Desktop Fresh GNOME” ROSA R8 Distribution Release: ROSA R9 Distribution Release: ROSA R9 “LXQt” Distribution Release: ROSA R11 ALT Kworkstation openSUSE openSUSE is a KDE Patron Obtain KDE Software on openSUSE Using a Burned CD/DVD Chapter Summary Appraisal Bibliography Index
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