Friday, September 03 2010 @ 01:43 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
When I tell people that I use Linux, they look at me with pity. In their minds, I have just confessed to being a fanatic who is willing to undergo daily hardship and inconvenience in defense of my beliefs.
When I go on to tell them that the KDE desktop is in many ways more innovative than Windows 7, the looks of pity changes to caution. I am not only a fanatic, they conclude, but delusional and potentially dangerous.
Mark Twain has been quoted as saying that he respected a person who could spell a word more than one way. Unfortunately, Twain's enthusiasm for creative spelling isn't widely shared today, at least in the professional world. If you need a little help in the spelling department, but prefer the old school way of editing text, you can turn to Vim's spelling support.
Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 11:57 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Following up on my earlier post, we've now released a new version of Google voice and video for Linux that includes both Debian and RPM packages. As usual, it can be downloaded from http://www.google.com/chat/video; upon visiting this page, you'll be given the option of which package you want to download.
Linux machines with no rebooting…? Is this what we want?
Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 10:41 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
The other day, I caught a message that KSplice was available for Fedora. I thought I’d be a wiseguy and I replied “Yeah, great. Call me in 20 years when it’s available for for RHEL”. Well, as several people pointed out, it turns out the joke is on me.
Now that KDE SC 4.5 is out, I went ahead and upgraded my Mandriva Linux Spring 2010 from KDE SC 4.4 to KDE SC 4.5. Though the process is pretty simple, here is a simple step by step guide to upgrade to KDE SC 4.5.
Friday, August 27 2010 @ 10:53 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
digiKam team is proud to announce digiKam 1.4.0 release!
AdvancedRename : New modifier "Remove Doubles".
BUGFIXES FROM KDE BUGZILLA:
001 ==> 238285 : Nikkor 18-200mm not detected by lens autocorrection.
002 ==> 232233 : Databaseext-branch does not compile on Windows with mingw4.
003 ==> 241782 : Tags, comments, author, etc. not written to metadata.
004 ==> 232792 : digiKam crash when opening configuration.
Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 06:03 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
It has been a while since my original announcement of systemd. Here's a little status update, on what happened since then. For simplicity's sake I'll just list here what we worked on in a bulleted list, with no particular order and without trying to cover this comprehensively:
Some people will tell you fragmentation is one of the main things that is holding back Linux from desktop adoption. Not having a unified name, packaging system, or heck even desktop environment often confuses new users and puts them into overload - Too much choice can be a bad thing.