KDE 3.3 Makes Linux More Collaborative:
The open source KDE Project has upped the stakes for desktop Linux with the latest version of its desktop platform KDE 3.3, which was released Thursday.

New features include text-to-speech and other nice improvements.

The new version of KDE comes on the heals of recent IDC report that shows the Linux desktop has now surpassed the Apple Mac desktop to become the number 2 desktop behind dominant Microsoft Windows.

According to IDC, Linux now represents 6 percent of the desktop market in 2003. The research firm partially attributed Linux’s desktop growth to “the perception that it can be obtained at zero cost, or at least at very low cost.”