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  • Top 15 free photography software you can download

    Depending on your specific needs as a photographer, there are also a lot of pieces of software that are totally free. Here is a list of the top 15.

  • Interview with Erica Wagner

    I’m Erica Wagner, a STEAM Nerd, Teenpreneur, Author, Instructor, YouTuber and self-taught 2D and 3D artist. I’ve been doing graphic design for two years, 3D sculpting, voxel art, and 3d modeling for one year, and digital drawing for a little over six months. I’m a homeschool student. My mom uses the majority of my projects as a part of school.

  • SuperTuxKart Update Adds New Tracks, Characters

    SuperTuxKart is the best kart racing game not available on Nintendo consoles — and it’s just scored a spooktacular new update in time for Hallowe’en!

    The development team behind the famous open-source arcade racer have issued a new release candidate build that features new tracks, a new arena, new karts, and lots more besides.

  • F1 2017 coming to Linux on November 2nd

    Feral Interactive have announced that F1 2017 will be released for Linux on the 2nd November. F1 2017 has been available on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Windows PC since August and will be the latest game for Linux users from Feral Interactive. A new trailer has been released showcasing the game on Linux. Watch this below…

Kubuntu Devs Need Your Help to Test KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS

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They recently put up a testing backports repository for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and they now need your help to install those packages containing the KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS desktop environment and Krita 3.3.1 digital painting app, and report any issues you might encounter.

At the moment, the Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) repositories contain the KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS and Krita 3.2.1 packages, so installing the versions prepared in the testing backports PPA will overwrite any previous ones.

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Lightweight Linux Distributions, KDE Server Decoration, GNOME GitLab initiative

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  • 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017

    What do you do with your old computers? The one which once had good hardware configuration but now those are considered outdated. Why not revive your old computer with Linux? I am going to list best lightweight Linux distributions that you can use on your older PC.

    While our focus is on older computers, you can also use most of these lightweight Linux on relatively new hardware. This will give you a better performance if you use your computer for resource-heavy usage such as video editing on Linux.

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  • KDE Server Decoration Protocol Proposed For Wayland-Protocols

    Yesterday the GTK tool-kit added support for KDE's server-side decorations on Wayland to be used when client-side decorations are not active. Now it's been proposed adding the KDE Server Decoration Protocol to the upstream Wayland-Protocols repository.

  • GitLab initiative – Short summary

    Georges told me some people outside of our community asked about our GitLab initiative and that there is some confusion what the status is and that contrary to my belief, there is actual interest outside of GNOME. Since I guess people outside of our community didn’t follow our regular conversations, discussions and update reports in our GNOME mailing list for general desktop discussion,  I’ll do a short summarize.

    Almost a year ago we started looking into alternatives to Bugzilla and cgit, and it became a long research, discussion and meeting with several parties and a few of us, Alberto, Allan and me, which then expanded to more people in order to give a different point of vision, like Emmanuele, Daniel, etc. All the research, work and reasoning we did and our eventual decision for a recommendation is written in our wiki page.

On End of Linux Mint KDE Edition

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  • Linux Mint to No Longer Offer a KDE Edition After Release of Linux Mint 18.3

    Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre announced that the upcoming Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" operating system is the last release to ship with a KDE edition.

    So, believe it or not, Linux Mint is dropping the KDE Edition after the release of Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" next month. Clement Lefebvre said that he and his team want to concentrate more on making Linux Mint a better GNU/Linux operating system, and they no longer want to focus on the Linux Mint KDE Edition.

    "With Linux Mint 18.3, we’ll release one more KDE edition. I wanted this announcement to come before the release," said Clement Lefebvre. "It will hurt its popularity of course, but I wanted to give users time, either to react right now or to take their time, upgrade and adapt to this later on. I’m sure this edition will be missed, and I hope its users understand our decision."

  • Linux Mint 18.3 will be the last to include KDE spin

    Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has authored a new blog post detailing plans about the project’s future. He said the Linux Mint 19 will only be available in Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce flavours and that the KDE spin will be discontinued. Mint 18.3 will still be available with KDE out of the box.

  • Linux Mint Is Killing Its KDE Edition, Debian-based LMDE 3 “Cindy” Is Coming

    Last month, we told you that Linux Mint 18.3 will be codenamed Sylvia and gave you a preview of what features you should expect from the upcoming release. While there isn’t any specific release date fixed for Mint 18.3, we can expect to land somewhere in December 2017 with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS base.

  • Linux Mint 18.3 will come with Flatpak and Redshift

    With November fast approaching, the Linux Mint team is getting ready to push out version 18.3, the final release before Linux Mint 19. For a point release, it’s got some pretty nice changes included with it like support for Flatpak, and a better Private Internet Access client in the Software Manager to improve the experience for customers of that VPN service.

KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS Desktop Environment Released with Various Improvements

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The KDE Project is announcing today the release and immediate availability for download of the eighth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment.

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Linux Mint Will Discontinue Its KDE Edition

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The Linux Mint crew has confirmed today they will be discontinuing future releases of their KDE spin following next month's Linux Mint 18.3 release.

Linux Mint 18.3 will be the last version of this Ubuntu-derived distribution to feature a dedicated KDE Plasma Edition.

They are dropping their KDE support as the Linux Mint team envisions themselves as a "production distribution...a complete desktop operating system", and as part of that focus on their own Cinnamon Desktop Environment. But they will continue their support for Cinnamon-like desktops include MATE and Xfce where their custom tools still play nicely.

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Also: Monthly News – October 2017

KDE and GNOME: Qt 5.10 Beta 2, Falkon, KDE Promo, GCompris, GNOME Foundation, Retro-GTK

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  • Qt 5.10 Reaches Its Second Beta Milestone

    Qt 5.10 is up to its second beta milestone ahead of its expected stable debut by the end of November.

    The Qt 5.10 Beta 2 milestone is coming out on time, giving hope that Qt 5.10.0 will be officially released as scheduled on 30 November rather than being delayed as has become common for Qt5 releases.

  • Qt 5.10 Beta2 available

    Qt 5.10 beta2 is now available. Instructions how to get the release are here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer.

    Please take a tour and and test the release. And please make sure all issues which must be fixed before final Qt 5.10.0 release are visible in rc blocker list (https://bugreports.qt.io/issues/?filter=18957#)

    Diff to first beta can be found as an attachment.

  • Falkon – New browser under the KDE Umbrella

    It is worth noting that the package is a “git snapshot” and is mid re-branding (it still refers to QupZilla in many places), there are many bugs/issues and the software is no-where near release quality.

  • KDE Promo Activity Report – September 28, 2017

    This is just a quick round-up to keep you in the loop and point you to KDE Promo activities that you can join.

    If you missed the previous report, or just want to refresh your memory, you can read it here.

  • GCompris Qt for Raspberry Pi

     

    This version for Raspberry Pi was made possible thanks to the new “light” mode that we’ve been working on (read the previous post to learn more about this new rendering mode).

    It was built and tested on Raspberry Pi 3, where it works good. Since it was not tested a lot yet, this first package is considered beta. Please report any issue you may experience with it. If you can try it on a Pi 2, please let us know the result. It was also not tested on Pi 1, but those probably don’t have enough cpu and/or ram to run it.

  • Empowering individuals of the community – The board takes action

    This blog post is intended for GNOME Foundation members or people interested in part of our budget management. I have good news for you, the board has decided new policies to empower the individuals of our community!

  • Retro-GTK Has An Exciting Future Ahead With Many Improvements For Libretro Gaming

    GNOME developer Adrien Plazas has written a blog post about some of the big work items he's engaged in for retro-gtk, the GNOME user-interface for running various libretro cores / game emulators.

  • 10 Best Icon Themes For Linux

    One of the coolest things you can do to your Linux desktop is tweaking it to suit you. One key part of the tweaking process is to change your icon theme and you probably are going to want to do this as some distros ship some displeasing icon themes. Fortunately, the Linux community provides a ton of themes that you can use to turn your Linux desktop around and looking good. Let’ take a look at some ten awesome available for your desktop.

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Plasma 5.11.2

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  • Plasma 5.11.2

    Thursday, 24 October 2017. Today KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.11.2. Plasma 5.11 was released in October with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

  • Second KDE Plasma 5.11 Point Release Changes DPI Font to 96 on Wayland

    The KDE Project announced today the second point release of the KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, versioned 5.11.2, a minor maintenance update that fixes a total of 15 bugs.

    Coming only one week after the first point release, KDE Plasma 5.11.2 addresses various issues reported by users in the Plasma Discover package manager, as well as the System Settings, Plasma Desktop, Plasma Workspace, Plasma Networkmanager (plasma-nm), Plasma Addons, and KDE GTK Config components.

KDE: Text Input For Every Use, Kdenlive, KDE Promo Activity

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KDE Events: Akademy 2017 and KDE Edu Sprint

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  • Hey Mycroft, Drive Me to our Goals!

    Almost three months after Akademy 2017, I finally found the time to write a blog post about how I experienced it.

    Akademy is where I learn again about all the amazing things happening in our community, where I connect the dots and see the big picture of where all the effort in the various projects together can lead. And of course, I meet all the wonderful people, all the individual reasons why being in KDE is so amazing. This year was no different.

    Some people voiced their concern during the event that those who are not at Akademy and see only pictures of it on social media might get the feeling that it is mostly about hanging out on the beach and drinking beer, instead of actually being productive. Everyone who was ever at Akademy of course knows this impression couldn’t be further from the truth, but I’ll still take it as a reason to not talk about any of the things that were “just” fun, and focus instead on those that were both fun and productive.

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  • KDE Edu sprint 2017 in Berlin

    I had the privilege to attend the KDE Edu sprint in Berlin that happened from the 6th to the 9th of October.

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Announcing Season of KDE 2018

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today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.