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 Desktop environments
KDE (K Desktop Environment) (IPA: [ke.di.i]) is a free desktop environment and development platform built with Trolltech's Qt toolkit. It runs on most Unix and Unix-like systems, such as Linux, BSD, AIX, Unixware, OpenServer and Solaris.
 Major KDE applications
For a full list, see list of KDE applications. Applications for KDE include:
- Amarok - Audio player
- K3b - CD and DVD burning application
- Kate - Text editor
- KDevelop - Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
- Kontact - personal information manager and groupware softwar suite (includes: KAdressbook, KOrganizer, Akregator, Knode and KMail (see below)
- KMail - Email client
- Konsole - Terminal emulator
- Kopete - Instant messaging
- Konqueror - File manager and web browser using KHTML
- Dolphin - Default file manager for KDE4
- KPresenter - Presentation application
- KSpread - Spreadsheet
- KWord - Word processor
- KWrite - Light weight text editor with syntax highlights and other features
- TaskJuggler - Project management software
The GNOME Project is an international effort to create an easy-to-use computing platform built entirely from free software and is the official desktop of the GNU Project.
 Major GNOME applications
Here is a selection of applications typically supplied as part of a GNOME release:
- Ekiga — a phone and video conferencing application using voice over IP.
- Epiphany — a web browser.
- Evince — a document viewer for PDF and PostScript documents.
- Evolution — an email and groupware application.
- Eye of GNOME — a simple image viewer.
- File Roller — an archive manager.
- gedit — a text editor.
- gnome-dictionary — a DICT protocol client.
- gnome-panel — a desktop panel for launching applications and showing applets.
- GNOME Terminal — a terminal emulator.
- Metacity — a window manager.
- Nautilus — a file manager.
- Sound Juicer — a CD ripping tool.
- Tomboy — a notetaking tool.
- Banshee — a media player similiar to iTunes
- Totem — a media player.
Compiz is one of the first compositing window managers for the X Window System that is able to take advantage of OpenGL acceleration. The integration allows it to perform compositing effects in window management, such as a minimization effect and a cube workspace.
- translucency, dimming, desaturation
- annonate: draw things on top of all windows
- cube: each virtual desktop becomes a face on a cube
- decoration: a decorator for GNOME or KDE can draw window edges
- fade: windows fade in and out
- gconf: settings come from GNOME
- minimize: windows minimize(and maximize) with an animation effect
- move: window moving
- place: placement of new windows
- resize: window resizing
- rotate: the desktop cube can be rotated
- scale: an overview of all open windows (similar to OS X's Exposé)
- switcher: active window can be chosen with Alt-Tab
- water: ripples trailing mouse and rain effect
- wobbly: windows ripple while they move
- zoom: magnifies a part of screen