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

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 Gimp 2.8.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

Nothing makes me giddier than a new release of Gimp, my favorite software of all time.  That’s why I’m surprised that a release travelled under my radar for nearly a week!  That just goes to prove that if there is anyone more excited about a Gimp release than me, it’s the guys over at Noobslab. 

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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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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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Jonathon Riddell, Others, Not Subtle In Attacks Against Ubuntu’s New Approach, Paradigm

Amidst all the drama stemming for Ubuntu’s announcement of the the Mir display server, their new secretive approach, and the increasing commercialization of the product, the easy thing to do is point a finger.  And where do you point it first?  You might point it at Mark Shuttleworth.  You might point it at Jono Bacon. 

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Two Major KDE Developers Weigh In On Mir, Wayland

To the average user, the announcement of Mir is simply news of something that’s going to ‘happen’. To the seasoned user, Mir raises a lot of questions. Those questions have been asked and speculated upon back & forth across the Internet for days now, and finally we’ve got some real meat from two KDE developers;

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[HOW TO] Install Oxygen Transparent In KDE 4.10

What’s Hotter Than Hot? KDE has never been a dog, but if there is one thing in life that is better than a beautiful woman, it’s one with no clothes. And that’s precisely what we’re going to do with KDE today. This guide will show you how to install and use the Oxygen-transparent theme for

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