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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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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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KDE 4.9.2 Released: Brings October’s Bugfixes And Features

For some, the 1st of the month is something to rejoice about, but unlike checks from the Department of Welfare, KDE brings nothing but good tidings and cheer with this latest series of updates, one day later. Highlights From KDE.org: Significant bugfixes include improvements to the Kontact Suite, bugfixes in Dolphin, Plasma and many more

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[How To] Install KDE 4.9, Available Immediately For Kubuntu

It’s Here! Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement of the availability of KDE 4.9, the software compilation has already been packaged by the hard working Kubuntu team over at Blue Systems. This should come as a surprise to no one, as the Kubuntu team has a healthy track record of bringing packages to backports

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Kubuntu Finds Sponsor, Lives On

Well of course it lives on!  When Canonical cut the proverbial cord, it simply meant that Jonathon Riddell and the Kubuntu community would have to continue outside of business hours.  Regardless of the time Riddell spent at Canonical, the community has still been able to carry to the torch. Kubuntu is now official supported by

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Kdenlive Surpasses Fundraising Goals, Might Actually Work With Kubuntu?

In a blog announcement last week, developer ttill announced he had started a fundraising campaign at IndieGoGo, a kickstarter-like crowd-funding hub designed to bring projects to life that would otherwise not have seen the light of day.  Well, Kdenlive has already seen the light of day and has been kicking around the KDE project for

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