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KDE GNU/Linux Desktop Continues Its Multilingual Rise

KDE GNU/Linux Desktop Continues Its Multilingual Rise

Although no one at LinuxWorld knew offhand how many Linux users exactly needed it to be translated into Upper Sorbian, a language spoken so far as we know only within the city of Bautzen in the southeastern-most part of Germany, the KDE GNU/Linux desktop has just released a maintenance release which adds, among other features, Arabic, Croatian, and Upper Sorbian language support - bringing the total number of KDE language versions up to 51.

KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses and can be obtained in source and numerous binary formats from http://download.kde.org as well as on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux - UNIX systems shipping today.

According to the KDE Project - an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other professionals worldwide - KDE 3.2.3 is a maintenance release for the latest generation of what those behind the project proudly calls "the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes."

KDE 3.2.3 ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development etc.). The complete source code for KDE 3.2.3 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.2.3 are available from the KDE 3.2.3 Info Page.

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Andrew M. Patterson 07/06/04 07:53:25 PM EDT

I personally think KDE rocks! It is more fun that Microsoft Windows XP. I love it. It is my favorite desktop of all. Can't wait to see what KDE 3.3 looks like.

An Arab 06/13/04 07:53:09 AM EDT

It's about time. It's really frustrating to see the weak Arabic support in Linux, considering the number of universities and developers that can make use of different faucets of the GNU project. Arabic also lacks support in smart phones such SE P800/P900 and the likes. It's as if companies think that this language is too insignificant to consider when developing the various UIs...