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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
kde.org: I was digging through some old backups on Friday looking to see if I had any old versions of the Qt source code lying around. I didn't find those, but I found some gems I didn't know I had.
ostatic.com: An interesting post appeared today in the Planet KDE news feeds. Introducing Homerun almost gave me a mild coronary until I realized it was an add-on. Homerun gives KDE that GNOME 3-like application launcher.
netrunner-mag.com: This is not a competition. The thing is, you can install any which program on any which distribution, pretty much, regardless of what desktop environment you choose to choose. Instead, this is a friendly reality check for people who prefer this or that operating system.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.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.
phoronix.com: Proper support for running the KDE desktop on Wayland still won't happen for a while.
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.
datamation.com: How does a Linux desktop survive a user revolt? The recent history of KDE suggests some answers.
kdenews.org: Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.9 series.
datamation.com: When GNOME began in 1997, the project had a clear purpose. At the time, there was no other free desktop, since KDE relied on the then-proprietary Qt toolkit. But today, looking at the mounting evidence of problems within the project and the denial of many project members, I have to ask: Does free software still need GNOME? Or has it outlived its usefulness?