Displaying items by tag: KDE

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
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:15

Happy 15th to the folk at the KDE project

It all began with a detailed email sent by Matthias Ettrich, a student at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, on 14 October, 1996. 

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 June 2011 10:34

GNOME 3: what's all the fuss about?

The latest incarnation of the GNOME desktop, version 3. has been out for a while. I'm one of those who is late to the party, one at which there have been very few compliments and loads and loads of complaints. At times, when you get something free, you tend not to value it.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:37

Canonical must change copyright policy

The next chapter in the three-cornered public stoush between the GNOME Desktop Project, the KDE Project and Canonical, the maker of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has just been kicked off by GNOME Foundation board member Dave Neary.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 10 March 2011 12:09

GNOME-KDE wars are back again

A royal spat has developed between the GNOME and KDE desktop projects, following a discussion of the relationship between GNOME and Canonical by Dave Neary of the GNOME Foundation.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 31 January 2011 11:42

GNOME 3 release set for April 6

The GNOME Desktop Project has announced that it has scheduled the release of GNOME 3 on April 6 this year.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:55

OOXML kerfuffle similar to that of 2007

The kerfuffle over Microsoft Office OOXML, that began when the Australian Government Information Management Office released a draft document recently stating that it would be the document format for all of government, is quite similar to that which occurred a little more than three years ago.

Published in Open Sauce

Some years ago, soon after the SCO Group had kicked off its infamous lawsuit to try and squeeze money out of people on the grounds that Linux was violating copyright, Linus Torvalds was asked his opinion of SCO chief executive Darl McBride's claims.

Published in Open Sauce
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