About This Guide

This manual introduces the KDE desktop of openSUSE® and a variety of applications shipping with it. It guides you through using these applications and helps you perform key tasks. It is intended mainly for end users who want to make efficient use of KDE in everyday life.

KDE Desktop

Get to know your KDE desktop and learn how to cope with basic and daily tasks, using the central KDE applications and some small utilities. Get an impression of the numerous possibilities KDE offers to modify and individualize your desktop according to your needs.

Office and Collaboration

Use the office and collaboration software openSUSE offers, such as the OpenOffice.org suite, several e-mailing and calendaring programs, and applications for online conversations. Also find vital information concerning the management and exchange of data on your system: how to share files on the network, how to effectively search and encrypt data, and how to manage printers.


Find out how to use the Internet applications included in openSUSE, such as Konqueror or the Firefox Web browser, a download manager, or a news feed reader.


Get to know applications for graphics manipulation, management of digital photographs, sound manipulation and editing, and for CD and DVD writers.

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