KDE Goes Slim

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There is a perception among some Linux desktop users that the mainstream user interfaces like GNOME and KDE are 'bloated'. It's a perception that has led to the emergence of lightweight distros over the years like LXDE and xFCE (though xFCE today is arguably bloated itself).

KDE developers are now developing a 'lightweight' version of their desktop, one that provides a minimal footprint, while still providing the robust features that KDE is known for.

"The KlyDE project applies KDE's modularity and configurability to the challenge of making a lightweight desktop," KDE developer Will Stephenson wrote. "However, what I don't want to do is a hatchet job where functionality is crudely chopped out of the desktop to fit some conception of light weight."
http://www.linuxplanet.com/news/linux-top-3-xen-lives-fuduntu-dies-and-kde-slims.html

https://blogs.kde.org/2013/04/11/hackweek9-lightweight-kde-desktop-project-updated

Would love to try this on my netbook! Seems interesting.

Follow the progress here:
https://trello.com/board/klyde/515be014e9d9a5cf48007e01
 
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