7 open source innovations on the cutting edge

Think open source doesn’t innovate? Think again. Here are seven projects that are exploring exciting new directions in computing -- for free

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Open source innovation: KDE Social Desktop


If social networking is becoming central to how we use our PCs, then social networking should become central to the PC user experience, integrated directly into the operating system. Enter the Social Desktop concept -- one taken to heart by the K Desktop Environment. Beginning with version 4.3, KDE ships with a lightweight tool that allows users to locate and communicate with other KDE users in their local areas, enabling them to build local communities and lend advice on how to manage and maintain their Linux systems. (Click to enlarge screenshot.)


See also:

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Top 10 open source apps for Mac OS X

Top 10 Open Source Hall of FamersOn Teaching Open Source Development

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