Plasma is KDE’s desktop environment. Simple by default, powerful when needed. Use Plasma to surf the web; keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family; manage your files, enjoy music and videos; and get creative and productive at work. Do it all in a beautiful environment that adapts to your needs, and with the safety, privacy-protection and peace of mind that the best Free Open Source Software has to offer.

KDE Plasma provides a familiar desktop experience for those accustomed to Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The layout is very similar, with a menu at the bottom left, followed by a task list showing open applications, a system tray showing utilities and background applications and finally a clock. Application windows behave in a familiar way with minimize and maximize controls located at the top right.