Taking over Students, Building an army of soldiers. February 1, 2010Posted by tumaix in planetkde-tomazcanabrava.
You know, we – the KDE devs – are always trying to rule the world thru beauty, candyness and a little brute force where necessary 😉 but what has happened in the past? We have redone and redesigned the desktop. not just the *nix desktop but also windows and osx ones (for you, cold hearted people, that will stop here just to say that osx is unix too, I will grab your feet at night with cold hands). A couple of years have passed since 4.0 and what we have now? Ah, we have done lots, the KDE SC is completely usable, plasma is beauty, Dolphin is unbloated and is one of the best file browsers in existance ( well, I do prefer krusader, but it’s just not so pretty ;)…
Seems like world domination is comming quite well, the initial fear of the change has passed and KDE itself is a grown up boy ( or girl, depending on wich plasma theme are you using, btw we need an improved and upgraded fluffy bunny theme for 4.4 ). But for the first time there’s one more place where KDE will rule the world. We always had Step and Kalzium since the dawn of mankind, I mean, KDE 4, for those who don’t know what Step is, let me rephrase something from their official site:
“Step is an interactive physics simulator. With Step you can not only learn but feel how physics works!”
Step is not a physics simulation game with half-backed physics. it’s a full featured 2d physics simulator, not made for speed, but for correctness.
There’s also Kalzium, and strangely the worse feature of it is to display a chemical element’s table. it’s so much more than that. it has an integrated 3d molecule builder, a equation solver and much more.
There’s also Cantor, an Mathematical IDE with many backends supported.
I think it’s about time to take over universities and build an army of studants programming, using and spreading our apps.