The K Desktop Environment, better known as KDE, was initially called, in 1996, "the Kool Desktop Environment".
KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix workstations. It combines ease of use and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system. KDE and GNOME are the most widely used desktop environments on Unix operating systems.
KDE's office suite is KOffice.
How to get KDE
Install KDE on Debian, you could use
apt-get install aptitude tasksel aptitude --without-recommends install ~t^standard$ ~t^desktop$ ~t^kde-desktop$
Latest major release
The latest major release of the K Desktop Environment is KDE 4.
- General Tips - a list of tips for dealing with X (which KDE runs on top of)
- KDE (The K Desktop Environment) - An appendix from a beginning user's guide
- KDE 3 specific tips and tricks