Sunday, May 29 2011 @ 10:40 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality.
Calligra is the Future of Free Software Office Suites
Thursday, May 12 2011 @ 06:27 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
A couple of days ago Michael Meeks published a blog called 'LibreOffice is the future of Free Software Office suites'. Michael is one of the lead developers of LibreOffice and also one of the founders of the Document Foundation, the organization behind LibreOffice.
Wednesday, April 20 2011 @ 06:47 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
OpenDocument is a great format, but sure, it has its problems. One of these problems is the lack of specification for some features. For instance, which image format should be supported ? PNG, JPEG, GIF, these one are only logical. SVG too nowadays… But we could create the Calligra Picture Format if we wanted to, store it in the OpenDocument file… And every other office suite would be lost.
Digia to acquire Qt commercial licensing business from Nokia
Monday, March 07 2011 @ 06:56 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Helsinki, Finland 7.3.2011. Digia Plc. (DIG1V) has signed an agreement with Nokia to acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business. Through the proposed acquisition, around 3500 desktop and embedded customer companies from various industries are targeted to be transferred to Digia. The transaction is expected to be closed by the end of March 2011. Nokia will continue to invest in future development of Qt for the benefit of all users, both Commercial and LGPL.
You probably already know that a tiling window manager is one of the alternatives often provided by distributions alongside the standard Gnome or KDE desktops.
Instead of floating windows, with their ability to move anywhere, and stacked applications that overlap one another, a tiling window manager locks applications to the display, splitting as necessary to run applications side by side. When you run enough applications together, your desktop can start to look like a tiled bathroom, which is presumably why they're called tiling window managers.
KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE's three product lines.
I’ve always loved to tinker with things. The Teddy Ruxpin doll I had when I was younger, the first home PC my parents bought for me and my brother, and eventually Linux (thanks to my awesome brother, Eric, who got my video drivers working back when I didn’t have a clue what was going on). Over the years in Linux Desktop land I’ve always seemed to gravitate towards the Gnome desktop environment. It was simple, functional, fast and well thought out. Over time, my lust for customizing every aspect of the desktop to fit my liking went into hibernation as I started to work on projects and divert my attention elsewhere.