KDE For Students
Study with KDE
Make computers fun again
KDE Software helps you study more efficiently, use your devices the way you want and have fun in the process.
Plasma is an Operating System that adapts to you
Get rid of distractions
Plasma lets you learn and work without interruption. It doesn't force unwanted apps on you, it doesn't show you ads or promotions, and it lets you update whenever you want (e.g. not before a big deadline).
Customize your workspace
You can customize your desktop with widgets, like a calculator; clock and calendar to keep track of time; clipboard manager; dictionary; weather report; application launcher, and more.
Get more out of your PC
If you have an older device, don't throw it away! Unlike other operating systems, Plasma is lightweight enough to offer a pleasant and snappy experience even on old hardware.
KDE Apps for Students
Powerful, multi-platform, and for everyone
Our no-nonsense apps exist to help you get things done more quickly--not to sell you subscriptions and useless products! From note-taking to complex statistical computing, you can rely on KDE's apps and tools for your studies and beyond.
Keep track of deadlines, manage your tasks and always stay on top of your schedule!
The Universal Document Viewer
Okular is a fast and multi-platform document reader that's packed with features! Okular allows you to read PDF documents and comics, fill out forms, sign documents, visualize markdown files, and much more!
Marknote is a simple and easy-to-use note-taking application that uses markdown files to capture your ideas.
KWordQuiz is a word memorization app providing multiple learning modes: flashcards, "questions and answers", and multiple-choice questions.
Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor that compiles, converts and shows your document with one click. It's optimized for writing (La)Tex documents and auto-completes (La)TeX commands.
Navigation is also easy, as Kile constructs a list of all the chapters in your document and then lets you use the list to jump to the corresponding section.
You can also click in the viewer and jump to the corresponding LaTeX line in the editor, or jump from the editor to the corresponding page in the viewer.
KDE's mentorship programs give you the chance to acquire first-hand experience contributing to a free software project. In the process, you'll gain valuable insights into cutting-edge technologies and build your network of contacts in the IT world. Becoming a valued member of KDE is a great way to jump-start your career in the tech industry!
Since 2013, the KDE Student Program has been running Season of KDE, a program similar to, but not quite the same as Google Summer of Code. Season of KDE offers an opportunity to everyone (not just students) to participate in both code and non-code projects that contribute to the KDE ecosystem.
Organized by Google, Google Summer of Code is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. KDE has participated in Google Summer of Code for every year of its existence.
In the past few years, SoK and GSoC participants have not only contributed new application features, but have also developed the KDE Continuous Integration System, statistical reports for developers, a web framework, ported KDE applications to other platforms, written technical documentation, and done much, much more.
Some other open-source mentorship programs you might want to check out: