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How Microsoft will cram Windows 10 even harder down your PC's throat early next year

Friday 30th of October 2015 09:17:01 AM
Redmond upgrades upgrade to 'recommended update'Microsoft will download Windows 10 to PCs via "recommended" Windows Update early next year.…

OpenStack Foundation Expands Its Efforts at Tokyo Summit

Friday 30th of October 2015 08:19:50 AM
VIDEO: Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses the progress made at the OpenStack Summit this week.

Innovative Finnish mini-PC runs Linux on Tegra K1

Friday 30th of October 2015 07:22:39 AM
Solu Machines will soon surpass its Kickstarter funding goal for a smartphone-like mini-PC with a Linux based, cloud oriented OS and a novel UI stack. Kickstarter funding packages start at $388 for the Solu, which would join a fairly short list of mini-PCs with pre-installed Linux, and an even smaller group of ARM-based Linux mini-PCs. […]

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Cinnamon 2.8.6 Desktop Environment Is Out for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"

The developers behind the popular Cinnamon open-source desktop environment, a fork of the GNOME Shell user interface of the acclaimed GNOME 3 desktop environment, have released a new maintenance build for the Cinnamon 2.8 series. Read more

KDE Plasma 5.5

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    KDE developer Kai Uwe has just published a lengthy article where he talks about developing a Windows 8-inspired theme for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.
  • KDE Developer Working On Windows 8 Inspired Look
    Kai Uwe has been working on some experimental hacks to resemble Windows 8, although Microsoft's default interface has changed with Windows 10. He's calling this work "U-Bahn" (the German equivalent of a Metro subsystem system) in reference to Microsoft at the time calling it Metro. This was just some brief hacking and he's not planning to see this U-Bahn project through to the end.
  • Pursuing Awesomeness
    While applets can be installed through “Get Hot New Stuff” and distribution repositories, there’s also the classic .plasmoid file. A feature suggested by one of my colleagues – fresh KDE Plasma user – was to drag .plasmoid files onto the desktop or panel and have them installed. After Marco Martin implemented the neccessary KPackage plumbing this is now possible.

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