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KDE 2.1 Info Page

KDE 2.1 was released on February 26, 2001. Read the official announcement.

For a list of changes since KDE 2.0, see the list of changes

For a high-level overview of the features of KDE, see the KDE info page

For a graphical tutorial on using KDE 2, see this tutorial page from Linux Mandrake


Meanwhile, KDE 2.1.1 has been released. It contains several bug fixes, so we encourage to upgrade to 2.1.1. This page will no longer be updated.


See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ and sound related questions are answered in the Arts FAQ

Download and Installation

See the links listed in the announcement. The KDE Installation FAQ provides generic instruction about installation issues.

If you want to compile from sources we offer instructions and help for common problems in the Compilation FAQ.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 2.1 see the porting guide or discuss your problems with fellow developers on the mailing list.

There is also info on the architecture and the programming interface.