Displaying items by tag: KDE

Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:45

GNOME 3.0 release delayed by six months

A major revision of the GNOME desktop environment, planned for release as version 3.0 in September, has been put off to March next year.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 25 June 2010 10:45

Mandriva saved by investors - again

The French company Mandriva, which creates and sells the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution, has received investments from a number of unnamed investors, allowing the company to take itself off the market.

Published in Open Source

One of the great plus points about running GNU/Linux used to be the continuous process of improvement going on - and the fact that one did not have to wait very long to sample those improvements if one wished to do so.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:18

KDE picks Kim Kardashian to promote next release

The KDE Desktop Project has hit upon the idea of having the American socialite Kim Kardashian promote its next release.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 01 February 2010 11:09

GNOME stuck in ten-year-old debate

The year is just a month old but there have been plenty of developments on the technology front: Apple's iPad, Google's announcement of a Flash competitor and its move to extend the DNS protocol, and Oracle finalising its deal with Sun.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 05:51

Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed

Since the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution kicked off five years ago, it has been churning out release after release every six months.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 16 November 2009 16:02

RMS to change routine after sexism fuss

The head of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, says he will change the routine he goes through when speaking at conferences in order to avoid people misunderstanding what he means to convey.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 09 November 2009 04:06

KDE founder Ettrich receives German award

The founder of the KDE project, Matthias Ettrich, has received an award from the German government, recognising his contributions to free software.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 08:24

Linux is bloated, says Torvalds

One doesn't normally associate negative statements about Linux (the kernel) with its creator, the famous Finn Linus Benedict Torvalds.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 06 August 2009 07:51

Push to make KDE default desktop for OpenSUSE

Members of the OpenSUSE community are rallying behind a suggestion to make KDE the default desktop environment for the distribution.
Monday, 04 May 2009 04:53

GNOME Foundation wants your money

The global economic crisis has hit the GNOME Foundation to the extent that it is now seeking public money to ensure that it can keep an executive director, who was recruited last year, on its rolls.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 April 2009 07:06

Ubuntu circus set to start again

Six days from today, the Ubuntu circus will start all over again. The release of version 9.04 is scheduled for April 23 and lots of bandwidth will be consumed that day as people upgrade or else download the distribution for the first time.
Ubuntu Linux 9.04, otherwise known as Jaunty Jackalope, will be released later this month. Forget Windows 7, this is going to be the hottest operating software release of 2009. Yet, the muddy brown and orange theme doesn't do it for me which is why this time I'm eyeing off something else from Canonical's stable.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 06:39

GNOME begins to play catch up with KDE

The GNOME project has released what it calls a roadmap towards version 3.0. After following a policy that mandated minor changes in its six-monthly releases, GNOME has decided that it would be a mistake to release 3.0 without a "user-visible change."
Published in Open Sauce
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Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:58

Kogan claims cheapest 10in netbook

Consumer electronics importer Kogan Technologies is never shy of a bold claim, and it reckons it has the cheapest 10in netbook in the country.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 19:54

How does Ubuntu Linux differ from Debian?

Bring up the topic of Ubuntu and you'll receive a mixed response from unexpected corners. No, it's not the Windows brigade, but the Debian crowd. So just how does Ubuntu differ from Debian to inflame such passion?

Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 18:59

I didn't know you could do that in Linux!

Here are 12 tips, tricks, tweaks and techniques to make you say "I didn't know you could do that in Linux." Sure, not every one may be your cup of tea but here are 12 items to help you have the most positive Linux experience you can and to show why Linux is a superior operating system to other alternatives.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Sunday, 19 October 2008 20:00

Linux incognito part one: the Leopard

One commonly-stated barrier to Linux adoption is that it looks different to the regular computer environment people are used to. Yet, one of the strengths of Linux over other operating systems is that its user interface can be totally replaced to suit any occasion. Here is how to trick it out like MacOS's Leopard, and trick your friends.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Sunday, 12 October 2008 11:11

The joy of X - master the Linux GUI

If you're a Linux user you have no doubt heard of GNOME and KDE. These popular desktop environments are really the pinnacle of a deep iceberg of technology with the X-Windows graphical interface underpinning it all. Here are a couple of ways to tame X, kicking off a journey of unlimited ability to change the Linux look-and-feel.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Monday, 21 July 2008 20:52

Why do GNOME people always play the man?

Software engineers are often touted as people whose logic is excellent. That's why I'm amazed when some of these so-called virtuosos always indulge in personal attacks when they spot something with which they disagree.
Published in Open Sauce
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