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Plasma Active

Plasma Active

KDE has annouced the first release of their Plasma Active project that provides an alternate interface for tablets.

Based on Qt 4.7 and the Plasma framework seen in the KDE Platform, KDE says that it will run almost any software that is available for Linux platforms. On the hardware side, compatibility is a lot less.

Here is the About screen for Plasma Active One, as seen in our instance running on top of MeeGo, recently abandoned by Intel and Nokia Linux-based operating system for mobile devices.
Photo by: Chris Duckett/TechRepublic
Caption by:Chris Duckett/TechRepublic

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