Phoronix has used its Test Suite to compare the memory and power consumption of different desktop environments. However, the results should be handled with care.
earthweb.com: Despite all the talk about the mythical Year of the Linux Desktop, somewhere in the last few years, free software passed a milestone without anyone noticing. At some point, after years of struggling to rival proprietary desktops, both GNOME and KDE have caught up in features and narrowed the gap in usability. We are now at a point where free software is often an innovator on the desktop.
itnewstoday.com: The KDE 4 series has been a very good experience for me. Sure, I have complaints (who doesn’t) but for the most part, the latest generation of KDE contains quite possibly the best open source innovation I have ever seen.
phoronix.com: Xfce, LXDE, and other desktop environments are often referenced as being lighter-eight Linux desktop environments than KDE and GNOME, but what are the measurable performance differences between them?
kdenews.org: Welcome to another interview with a KDE contributor. This time we talked with Tobias König from KDEPIM about Akonadi and the TV series Lost.
hanswchen.wordpress: With the release of KDE Software Complication 4.4, many may feel tempted to give KDE Plasma Desktop a try. I’ve gathered some tips for new users to get a more familiar desktop, based on frequently asked questions I’ve seen in various places.
thelinuxexperiment.com: As some of you already know, I am a big fan of the KDE desktop environment. In my search to reach Linux KDE perfection I have tested out a number of different distributions.
kdenews.org: KDE has released an update to the 4.4 series of our Software Compilation. Among other improvements, this update includes a fix for KMail hanging when sending emails that just missed the deadline for 4.4.0 and a number of fixes.
earthweb.com: Life in an Olympics-occupied city has left me grumpy. Ordinarily, I'm a tolerably contented desktop user, spending about three-quarters of my time in KDE and the rest in GNOME, with occasional forays into other desktops. But in the last two weeks, I've been noticing irritations in every interface I've used.
linux-mag.com: I used to love KDE way back in the KDE 1.x and KDE 2.x days of yore. I migrated away from KDE during the early 3.x days in favor of GNOME. I’m stepping back into KDE from a GNOME user’s viewpoint with a single question in my mind: “Does it work yet?”