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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.
If you install debian etch by default it will install gnome desktop.If you want to install KDE desktop environment you need to follow the following procedure