Open Source Business Desktop – Gnome or KDE

Matt Hartley posted an nice article about Linux Desktops in Businesses. really is an interesting read.

GNOME, both on the user and development side of things, believes in the integrity of GPL-based code and ease of use. Applications developed in this realm tend to be rather vanilla in appearance, yet will work as advertised.


KDE on the other hand, is a product that provides the end user the freedom to choose how simple or complex their desktop ought to be with regard to access and configurability. On the development front, the developer is free to choose their path to create open source software or that of the proprietary nature. It just depends on which direction the software developer wants to go. 


KDE 4.0 Release Event

Today the KDE Promo Team announced some more details about the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, CA.

It will be a three day Event with BoF sessions and talks all around Open Source and KDE itself.

On friday there will be keynotes, speeches  and a release party at the Google Campus.

I hope that there will be some live coverage via Blogs, Live Streams a.s.o.

All informations are gathered together on a special Release Event Page.

Travel and Lodge infromations are summarized on this page, too.

We will have a Linux on the desktop day at our university on january the 18th and we try to establish a local event there.

We will have speeches about KDE 4.0, Amarok, Linux Desktop in Businesses and a talk about the OpenMoko project by Markus Schlichting.