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In Ireland You Can Buy an HP With KDE?

In Ireland You Can Buy an HP With KDE?

*Note: A few readers have pointed out the true nature of this site.  On the surface it is a computer retailer/warehouse.  In fact, it’s an Internet flea market of things.  Soft of like Craigslist meets eBay. Yep. While browsing a popular computer retailer in Ireland, Jonathon Riddell (the big boss man over at Kubuntu) found

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KWin Has Closed The Gaming Performance Gap With the 4.11 Compositor

You can run, but you can’t hide You can run, but you can’t hide from Michael Larabel.  If it’s electronic and has the potential to run Linux, chances are he’s put it through its paces with the Phoronix Test Suite.  But if you’re Martin Gräßlin, you’ve got nothing to hide from in Michael’s latest test. 

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KDE Connect For Android Shares Everything, Even Your Clipboard

Developer Albert Vaka has a very interesting GSoC project.  In the wake of Ubuntu’s ‘convergance story‘, the prospect of integrating your phone with your computer–or even using your phone as a desktop–has become a very hot topic.  Albert, not interested in seeing KDE users left out in the cold, has taken the very first steps

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KDE 4.11 Gets Impromptu Memory Use Decrease Across KDE PIM, Others

KDE developer Sergio Martens went on an emergency bug fixing marathon recently, discovering and fixing several bugs related excess memory usage across many core KDE applications and KDE PIM.  These improvements are expected to land in KDE 4.11.  Why impromptu?  It turns out that Sergio’s quest for additional DDR ram locally, fell short of expectations. 

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Ubuntu Rushes Mir, XMir Into Ubuntu 13.10

In a move that have been playing out dramatically, and implosively, within the open source community, Ubuntu is set to introduce thier next-generation display server.  Originally slated for inclusion in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will be providing Mir by default in the very next release, Saucy Salamander.  This news comes just moments after Jonathan Riddell announced,

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Kubuntu Will Continue With Xorg Until Ubuntu 14.10

A Long Way ‘Til Wayland… Fans of Ubuntu and fans of KDE are likely privy to the behind-the-scenes drama regarding to coming switch to Mir.  Mir is a compositing display server developed internally by Ubuntu.  While Ubuntu makes its gradual switch to Mir in an attempt to unify it’s platform across devices, KDE, Gnome, and

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How To Install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 13.04

For those of us that walk a blurry line between FOSS and proprietary, overcoming the annoyance and abandonment of Adobe ranks very high on our list of irritations.  Adobe Flash is a dying necessity for many of us that now exists in not one, but two separate evils in Linux.  There is the sandboxed, and

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Vivaldi Tablet Finally (Almost) Finalized

Per Aaron Seigo, the once-hotly anticipated –and still hotly-anticipated-by-me — Vivaldi tablet is in the very final stages of design.  Many of the necessary components are in place and the new design belongs almost entirely to the Plasma Active team.  Many of you might remember that we’ve covered Plasma Active and the Vivaldi tablet quite

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ReKonq Gaining Chrome Extension Support, Still Sponsored By Blue Systems

It’s been just a little over a year since the mystical Blue Systems started sponsoring development of ReKonq.  Blue Systems is second only to the KDE e.V. in platform investment, sponsoring not only numerous core applications, but multiple distributions as well.  ReKonq has come a long way since 0.9.2 (May 2012) and with the help

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Plasma Workspaces 2 Coming To Wayland, KDM Not Invited

Auf Wiedersehen KDM The first part of today’s headline is probably obvious to many of you.  KDE will be moving on from Xorg to Wayland.  And considering Gnome’s aggressive plans to move to it, this may happen sooner rather than later.  KDE & Gnome having a mutual interest in Wayland is great, and we can’t wait to

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