For users on Linux and Unix, KDE offers a full suite of user workspace applications which allow interaction with these operating systems in a modern, graphical user interface. This includes Plasma Desktop, KDE's innovative and powerful desktop interface. Other workspace applications are included to aid with system configuration, running programs, or interacting with hardware devices. While the fully integrated KDE Workspaces are only available on Linux and Unix, some of these features are available on other platforms. In addition to the workspace, KDE produces a number of key applications such as the Konqueror Web browser, Dolphin file manager, and Kontact, the comprehensive personal information management suite. The list of applications includes many others, including those for education, multimedia, office productivity, networking, games, and much more. Most applications are available on all platforms supported by the KDE Development. KDE also brings to the forefront many innovations for application developers. An entire infrastructure has been designed and implemented to help programmers create robust and comprehensive applications in the most efficient manner, eliminating the complexity and tediousness of creating highly functional applications.
The netpipes package makes TCP/IP streams usable in shell scripts. It can also simplify client/server code by allowing the programmer to skip all the tedious programming bits related to sockets and concentrate on writing a filter/service. <P>Applications of these utilities can include file transfer, network backups, HTTP queries, remote procedure calls, and TCP daemon testing. <P>The SSL encryption filter available in the US/Canada version can be applied by shell scripts communicating with secure HTTPDs and can be used to make an SSL IMAPD out of a non-SSL one. (requires the SSLeay library).
P-Synch is a commercial password management toolkit which provides automated password synchronization, password strength enforcement, password self-reset by authenticated users, and streamlined password reset by helpdesk. P-Synch is available for both internal use as well as for Internet-based deployments in B2B and B2C applications.
Harm acts as a four-way socket redirector that allows you to effectively make a TCP connection from the Internet to a host behind a Linux masquerade-style firewall. The server (behind the firewall) makes connections to the client (on the Internet). After a successful connection, it will bounce packets from a telnet client (Windows and Linux) to the Harm client, to the Harm server (Linux only), or to the telnet daemon behind the firewall.
netview lets you browse, mount, and unmount SMB shares using any browser, but especially Konqueror or any browser which is also a file manager. It provides actual mounting of shares so you can edit files on them. It addes mounted shares to /etc/fstab automatically so they will be remounted, and manages storage of passwords in a $HOME/.smbpasswd file for later auto-mounting of shares.