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On hurdles to Ubuntu desktop adoption

Somebody should seriously advise Canonical and Mark shuttleworth to switch to KDE4 as the default desktop. For the last 10 iterations, Ubuntu has tried to match usability and speed (as described in the article) of Windows and failed.

I really wonder what shape linux desktop would have been had they gone ahead with KDE -- even its 3.5 avatar. Look at distributions like PCLinuxOS, Mandriva and even Xandros and you will know why GNOME is a bad choice for existing Windows users.

All along Kubuntu has been treated as a step-child and that, im my opinion, is a waste of money and development effort being put into the default GNOME-based Ubuntu!

Um, how do you figure?

I for one have tried to like KDE 4 (I applaud their effort to revamp things) but to date, I can't stand it. And, I really, really like Gnome (honestly). So, being that people like you and I with different viewpoints exist, how can you conclude that KDE would make Ubuntu better. And finally, Ubuntu doesn't seem to need "serious advise", they are the defacto (in terms of adoption) distribution.... which means you are most likely in a minority.

If you want a kde based distro...

then go download one.

What is the point of trying to force an existing distro to change just becasue some folks like glitzy shiny toys?

This is the world of Linux. It's a big boy and girl world where you get to use the apps and software you want to use and not what some company tells you you can use.

take a shot of independent thinking and relax a little.

Big Bear

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
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    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
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    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more