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    The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Okay, I am positive I'm not the only one who's asked this. Whats the k?
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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    i am assuming kde

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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Kool, I believe.

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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    Okay, I am positive I'm not the only one who's asked this. Whats the k?
    I am guessing you are talking about KDE?

    "The name KDE was intended as a word play on the existing Common Desktop Environment, available for Unix systems... The K was originally suggested to stand for "Kool", but it was quickly decided that the K should stand for nothing in particular. Additionally, one of the tips in certain versions of KDE 3 incorrectly states that the K currently is just meant to be the letter before L in the Latin alphabet, the first letter in the word Linux (which is where KDE is usually run)."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE

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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Quote Originally Posted by majamba View Post
    i am assuming kde
    Perhaps, but what is the k IN kde stand for?
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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Knowing Linux naming schemes it's probably a recursive acronym. In that case the K would stand for KDE. Not sure though.
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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Quote Originally Posted by majamba View Post
    i am assuming kde
    Which stands for the "K Desktop Environment" if I'm not mistaken.

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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lyceum View Post
    I am guessing you are talking about KDE?

    "The name KDE was intended as a word play on the existing Common Desktop Environment, available for Unix systems... The K was originally suggested to stand for "Kool", but it was quickly decided that the K should stand for nothing in particular. Additionally, one of the tips in certain versions of KDE 3 incorrectly states that the K currently is just meant to be the letter before L in the Latin alphabet, the first letter in the word Linux (which is where KDE is usually run)."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE
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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Its similar to ipod, itunes, iphone...
    Gnome has a similar scheme, there are a few apps with a G in them, for Gnome.
    gcalctool, Gimp, Gaim (now Pidgin)
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    Re: The k desktop environment, whats the "k"?

    Yep officially just stands for K Desktop Environment. Must of been the developers favorite letter, first initial, last initial or something xD, lol.
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