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ending the cults of personality in free software

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KDE
OSS

aseigo.blogspot: Free software has a history of creating and supporting cults of personality. Since it is a widespread human phenomenon, it is easy to understand how this happens. It is, however, unhelpful and destructive.

Linus Trying KDE Again, Calls it Whimsical

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ostatic.com: For almost as long as Linux has existed, fans follow with great interest which distribution and which desktop Linus Torvalds uses. Now, the father of Linux is back to using KDE.

Interface tricks could be a Linux treat

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KDE
Software

itworld.com: I miss the days when I would get excited about the latest desktop interface to come from the GNOME or KDE projects, or downloading and installing the umpteenth Linux distribution on the continuing quest to find Linux nirvana.

Can Plasma Active Beat Ubuntu on Linux Mobile Computing?

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KDE
Ubuntu
Gadgets

thevarguy.com: As we saw last week, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth envisions the advent of Ubuntu phones, tablets and TVs in the near future. But the open source world’s best hope for conquering emerging hardware arguably lies in Plasma Active, a young project which has quietly been making huge progress lately in the world of mobile platforms. Will it beat Ubuntu?

Amarok Celebrates 10 Years

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KDE
Software

ostatic.com: Amarok, popular KDE music manager, is turning 10 years old this month and the project is taking this opportunity to review the last year and look head to the future. So, it's time for the team to raise some money.

2012 Desktop Shootout

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KDE
Software

e17releasemanager.wordpress: I’ve been wanting to do a feature for a while about popular desktops and their startup speed vs resource consumption. Now that most of the bugs have been fixed, however, I have plenty of time for benchmarking.

KDE 4.9.2 Released

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kde.org: Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. 4.9.2 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.9 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.9.1 or earlier versions.

KDE On Wayland Won't Happen Anytime Soon

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KDE
Software

phoronix.com: Proper support for running the KDE desktop on Wayland still won't happen for a while.

Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware

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KDE
Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software. But the project has run into some speed bumps.

Desktop Linux Revolt: How KDE Survived Its User Backlash

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datamation.com: How does a Linux desktop survive a user revolt? The recent history of KDE suggests some answers.

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today's leftovers

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  • OpenGL 4.5 For The Intel Mesa Driver May Be Imminent
    Intel has been rapidly advancing their OpenGL 4.x support and OpenGL 4.5 is even in sight now. Kristian Høgsberg today landed GL_KHR_robustness support in the i965 DRI driver, a requirement for OpenGL 4.5.
  • Shotwell vs. digiKam
    How to manage your photos? – That is probably the biggest question for anyone doing anything with a photo camera. As resolutions of cameras grow, the data we have to manage is growing ever. In my case I am talking about more than 50000 photos and videos measuring up to about 200Gb of disk space, constantly growing. There are several photo management softwares out there, I guess the most commonly used ones are Shotwell for the Gnome desktop, digiKam for the KDE world, and FotoXX. I have not used Shotwell and digiKam for quite some time, and collect here my experiences of strength and weaknesses of the two programs. FotoXX seems to be very powerful, too, but I haven’t tested it till now.
  • Tweet your database with db2twitter
    db2twitter is developed by and run for LinuxJobs.fr, the job board of th french-speaking Free Software and Opensource community.
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    Linux has been around for many years, and has gotten better and better as time has gone by. Yet there are some enduring, inaccurate, and annoying myths about Linux that persist to this day. A Linux redditor started a thread about Linux myths and got some interesting responses from his fellow Linux users:
  • GStreamer Spring Hackfest 2016
    After missing the last few GStreamer hackfests I finally managed to attend this time. It was held in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The city is located by the sea side and the entire hackfest and related activities were either directly by the sea or just a couple blocks away.
  • My talk at OSDC 2016: Continuous Integration in Data Centers – Further 3 Years Later
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