Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Over the last few months, I have been incredibly impressed with the work the KDE developers have done with the latest releases. Not only have they squashed a ton of bugs, they have fully realized features that seemed destined for the scrap yard. One of those features was Desktop Activities. When I first took a look at this feature, which is new to KDE as well as the world of the desktop PC, I was not only reluctant to accept the concept, but also couldn’t seem to wrap my brain around how the new paradigm worked.
That was 4.0. It’s now 4.6 and the landscape has changed quite a bit. In fact, the landscape shifted such that Activities not only make sense, I wonder why no one ever thought about doing it before! Not only does it help to organize your desktop better, it also makes your computing life much more efficient. There is a slight problem, however. Most users either do not know about Desktop Activities or they have no idea how to use them. For those in the latter category, I offer you an introduction to using KDE’s Desktop Activities.