"KDE" tag

Localisation: The Status of Indic Localisation

Having understood the history and growing importance of localisation in India, as well as the key local initiatives being taken in the previous article of this series, let us now look at the…

Getting ready for Mageia 2

Awaiting Mageia 2: Five Things You Can Look Forward To

The final release of Mageia 2.0 is about to embark sometime today (see release schedule). Based on the RC releases currently available for download, we already are familiar with what all this final…

Shiny new KDE 4.8.2

KDE 4.8.2 Maintenance Release Out — Grab it!

First week of the month is typically when the KDE team releases its maintenance updates. These releases are nothing to get excited about — but they still hold water for us users. Why?…

After installing, indicates 212 updates -- because it's been a month since they released the distro

Sabayon 8 Serves a Multitasking-optimised GNOME 3

Last time I tried Sabayon was when version 5 came out. It’s been a few years since, and I don’t exactly remember what it was like using it. Guess it still is a…

Tiling window manager?

Tiling Window Managers, and Getting Started with dwm

A window manager is perhaps the most ubiquitous yet invisible aspect of any modern desktop operating system. This software manages the placement of windows and dictates where newly opened windows will show up….

Get in the ring!

Locking Horns: Fedora 15 ‘Lovelock’ v/s Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’

The two titans of the free software operating system arena, Fedora and Ubuntu, usually time their distribution releases a few days apart. This makes the competition between the two fiercer than it would…

What's up with the DEs!

Exploring Software: Unity, GNOME Shell and the Notification Area

Do the new desktops succeed in creating intuitive, simple-to-use and distraction-free desktop environments? It is hard to be passionate about something that everyone does! I was reminded of this by a blog about…

Tumbleweed time!

Exploring Software: openSUSE Tumbleweed Rolling Distribution Goes Mainstream

Here is a record of my initial explorations and findings about the recently released openSUSE rolling distribution repository, Tumbleweed, as experienced on a netbook. I almost bought an Android phone. I hesitated, wondering…

Debian time...

Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’: What’s New?

With its extremely long release cycle (this one took two years), Debian 6.0 Squeeze was rolled out on February 6th, amidst jokes like, “See you in 12 months’ time,” and “So they finally…

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