The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) project is a computer desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining the function and form of traditional desktop computers.

Project Goals

We seek to provide a traditional desktop environment which is . . .

Major Features


The TDE project began as a continuation of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) version 3. The name Trinity was chosen partly because the word means "three" and TDE was a continuation of KDE 3. TDE now is its own computer desktop environment project.

The TDE project was founded by Timothy Pearson. Timothy is an experienced and skilled software developer and was the KDE 3.x coordinator of previous Kubuntu releases.

Release dates:

TDE 3.5.11: April 29, 2010.
TDE 3.5.12: October 3, 2010.
TDE 3.5.13: November 1, 2011.
TDE October 10, 2012.
TDE July 21, 2013.

TDE R14.0.0: December 16, 2014.
TDE R14.0.1: August 30, 2015.
TDE R14.0.2: November 28, 2015.
TDE R14.0.3: February 28, 2016.
TDE R14.0.4: November 7, 2016.
TDE R14.0.5: August 18, 2018.
TDE R14.0.6: March 30, 2019.
TDE R14.0.7: December 30, 2019.
TDE R14.0.8: April 29, 2020.
TDE R14.0.9: November 1, 2020.
TDE R14.0.10: April 30, 2021.
TDE R14.0.11: October 31, 2021.
TDE R14.0.12: May 1, 2022.
TDE R14.0.13: October 30, 2022.
TDE R14.1.0: April 30, 2023.

NOTE: The Trinity Desktop Environment project is not a continuation of KDE 3.5 by KDE e.V., members of which no longer support the KDE 3 series. Trinity is an independent fork using a separate developer community.