Have you ever fancied Linux-only applications, all the while being unable to come to grips with the operating system itself? A handful of apps made to complement Linux’s GNOME desktop environment have already made their way onto Windows (GIMP and Pidgin, to name a couple), but apps for the KDE desktop environment largely have not. Well, as Ars Technica reports, this situation is finally changing.
The KDE team is presently hard at work on Windows and Mac OS X ports of its software, aiming to bring apps like the Konqueror web browser and KOffice productivity suite to Microsoft’s and Apple’s respective operating systems. The ports are currently at the alpha stage, but those feeling adventurous can already download the latest Windows development snapshot to try it out.
Linux, KDE, Windows, GNOME, Application