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KWin Has Closed The Gaming Performance Gap With the 4.11 Compositor

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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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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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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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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