I decided to make a fast article about KDE on Windows Vista (I would love to make another on OS X, but I don't have a Mac).

When Qt 4 was released developers decided that, thanks to the impressive implementation of Qt, they could easily get KDE to run under Windows. It was a controversial move, but as today, completely irrelevant (tough I hope this changes). The main idea behind this (aside from increasing their market share) is that users get used to KDE applications on Windows, there will be nothing to miss on Linux/*BSD.

It's easy to install, but I think it should be easier, it should be just an .exe file with everything inside (per application).

They seem to take too much time for opening :/ Specially the first one you launch. Resizing on Vista is a hell lot smoother than on Linux (possibly xorg, driver and wm problems mixed), and overall they work just well, and integrate amazingly well..

I won't describe the applications. Just enjoy the screenshot, for in depth covering, you can look at the other articles, and, in some cases, wait for the upcoming review... ;-) (Which will always be in Linux):

Dragon Player is still on queue, along with SMPlayer
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It's the "run command" dialog of KDE, it was already available for KDE 3.5.x, but it got a new appeareance and functions, now it's completely plugin based, and shares your plasmoid theme. I already showed a screenshot of it in the Plasma Article, but here is another one in case you forgot about it:

Quite simple, yet good looking :) If you start writing, you'll get different options based on what you wrote:

However, as I told you, it's completely plugin based, let's have a look at the configuration dialog:

And it gives you fast access to the running processes:

Easy, isn't it? Now I'm going to showcast every plugin :)

As you probably noticed, I'm not using oxygen this time... I'm using bespin.

Find Applications: Based on general usage criterias

Bookmarks: It can search in your bookmarks too, just write the site name, description, or address and you'll get fast access to it :)

Calculator: ... kinda obvious, like the previous one XD:

File Manager Bookmarks: No, that isn't my home folder, it's my windows user folder

Recent Documents:

Unit convert:

Web history:

It can look for contacts, check your spelling, sessions management (shutdown, reboot, log out, etc) and open konqueror, kate and konsole sessions, but I kinda believe that this article has already became a little bit repetitive XD.

Next week: Dragon Player

Stay tuned