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The first advanced desktop environment for Linux users, KDE, has completed 25 years in existence, a testimony to the fact that free software is very much alive and kicking.

Published in Open Source

The head of the open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud, which has been growing at a fast pace, has ambitions to overtake proprietary services like Office 365 and Google GSuite.

Published in Cloud

The Debian GNU/Linux Project has released version 10 of its community Linux distribution, with Buster, as the release is named, having hit the download servers after 25 months of development.

Published in Open Source

The company that is building a Linux-based phone, which is based on free software and is expected to be released in the third quarter, says it has been able to settle on a suitable processor for the device after the manufacturer released a new software stack that solved power consumption and heating issues.

Published in Mobility

The KDE Project, a group that puts out a desktop environment that is used by numerous GNU/Linux distributions, has received two big donations that will enable it to do more to support the community, according to the president of the project, Lydia Pintscher.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:17

Free software smartphone now in design phase

A project that raised money last year to build a mobile phone based on free software has finished assembling its design team and is in the planning phase of development.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 23 October 2017 08:56

Nextcloud to be available on 'free' smartphone

Purism, a company that has successfully raised money to build the first smartphone that uses free software, has said it will be partnering with file sync and share solution company Nextcloud to build encrypted storage products and services.

Published in Open Source

San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism has exceeded its target of raising US$1.5 million to build the world's first smartphone based on free software. It will be known as the Librem 5.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 15 September 2017 11:11

KDE, Purism plan smartphone based on free software

San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism has joined hands with the KDE Desktop project to bring out the world's first free smartphone.

Published in Mobility

The openSUSE community GNU/Linux project has released version 42.3 of its distribution which is known as Leap, aligning it more closely with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack 3, the distribution for businesses.

Published in Open Source

The KDE Desktop project has announced that it has joined hands with Spanish retailer Slimbook to offer a laptop that will come installed with the KDE software.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:24

Twenty and counting: KDE marks another milestone

Twenty years ago, a German software developer named Matthias Ettrich kicked off a project to provide Linux users with all the desktop functionality that Windows users had at the time.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:00

KDE releases new version of Plasma desktop

The KDE Project has released version 5.7 of its Plasma desktop, a sophisticated, modern desktop environment for GNU/Linux users.

Published in Open Source

A bug in the KDE Desktop Environment, a popular desktop for Linux users, has been fixed after 13 years, according a post from one developer for the project.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:13

Keeping the peace: KDE board chair's recipe

Over the years, one thing that has been always guaranteed about the free software and open source software community is that periodically there will be some unholy row or the other, mostly over issues allegedly to do with sexism and inequality.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 24 October 2015 10:25

Jonathan Riddell quits Kubuntu project

The differences that Jonathan Riddell, leader of the Kubuntu project, had with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have finally led to him calling it quits.

Published in Open Source

The GNOME Desktop project often gets a lot of flack for its design decisions, many of which turn perfectly good, usable applications into unusable crud.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 30 January 2012 10:09

First open tablet released by KDE developer

The first open tablet, running free and open source software, has been announced by senior KDE developer Aaron Seigo.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 08 December 2011 12:11

A tale of two distros: openSUSE and Linux Mint

For as long back as I can remember, GNU/Linux distributions have resembled Windows in one respect - that start menu at the bottom of the left side of the screen.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 05 December 2011 10:22

In praise of LXDE

When it comes to using GNU/Linux, there are two well-known desktop environments - GNOME and KDE. Most users opt for one or the other and make do with their choice.

Published in Open Sauce
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