Plasma

The next generation desktop for Linux

Plasma

KDE Applications

Powerful, multi-platform and for all

Use KDE software to surf the web, keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family, manage your files, enjoy music and videos; and get creative and productive at work. The KDE community develops and maintains more than 200 applications which run on any Linux desktop, and often other platforms too.

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Krita

Get creative and draw beautiful artwork with Krita. A professional grade painting application.

Krita screenshot

Kdenlive

Kdenlive allows you to edit your videos and add special effects and transitions.

Kdenlive Screenshot

Kontact

Handle all your emails, calendars and contacts within a single window with Kontact.

Kontact Screenshot

Kdevelop

KDevelop is a cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP

KDevelop Screenshot

GCompris

GCompris is a high quality educational software suite, including a large number of activities for children aged 2 to 10.

GCompris Screenshot

Hardware

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Pinebook Pro

The Pinebook Pro is an affordable ARM powered laptop. It is modular and hackable in a way that only an Open Source project can be.

KDE Slimbook

The Slimbook is a shiny, sleek and good looking laptop that can do any task thanks to its powerful intel core-series processor.

KFocus

The Kubuntu Focus laptop is a high-powered, workflow-focused laptop which ships with Kubuntu installed.

Other hardware manufacturers are selling computers with Plasma. Learn More

Announcements

  • KDE Plasma 5.20.2, bugfix Release for October

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020
    Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5
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  • Plasma 5.20: One absolutely massive release

    Tue, 13 Oct 2020
    Plasma 5.20, by all accounts a massive release, is here. Plasma 5.20 comes with tons of new features and improvements which will make your Plasma desktop experience easier, smoother and more fun.
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  • Release of KDE Frameworks 5.75.0

    Sat, 10 Oct 2020
    October 10, 2020. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.75.0. KDE Frameworks are over 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the KDE Frameworks web page. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.
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  • KDE's October 2020 Apps Update

    Thu, 10 Sep 2020
    After Akademy, a bumper month of new software updates and bugfixes has arrived in KDE’s apps. New releases digiKam 7.1 digiKam The month started with the release of our popular photo management app, digiKam. Better Canon CR3 Metadata Support, RAW image formats from cameras are often undocumented and hard to process. The developers of digiKam 7.1.0 have written a metadata interface based on libraw for the CR3, and the application is now able to read a large portion of Exif tags, including GPS information, color profile, and, of course, standard IPTC and XMP containers.
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  • Release of KDE Frameworks 5.74.0

    Sun, 06 Sep 2020
    September 06, 2020. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.74.0. KDE Frameworks are over 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the KDE Frameworks web page. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.
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The KDE Community

An international team developing and distributing Open Source software.

Our community has developed a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant, open atmosphere for experimentation.

Group photo of LaKademy 2018
LaKademy 2018 - Salvador, Brazil
Plasma Sprint
Plasma Sprint - Berlin, Germany
KDE goals
KDE Goals
KDenlive Sprint group photo
Kdenlive Sprint - Paris, France
Conf.KDE.in group photo
conf.kde.in - Delhi, India
KDE GSoC students group photo
Google Summer of Code Students
LaKademy 2018 group photo
Lakademy - Florianopolis, Brazil
KDE Connect Sprint
KDE Connect Sprint - Barcelona