JUL
20
2005

Welcome on the Biggest Desktop Planet!

You are reading the Free Software Desktop Planet which aggregates the most voices. Especially nice to have also several female voices on it. :-) And looking forward to see selected Trolltech blogs also become integrated in future.

JUL
15
2005

Missing KDE Applications

I'm happy about the whole bunch of applications which are nowadays available for people's daily tasks: Whether you want to play music, burn CDs, chat, send instant messages, read RSS feeds, manage your photos, keep your money together,

JUL
12
2005

kdedevelopers.org is back

Thanks to Geiseri for working hard after his return and the Drupal guys helping to bring the Developer Journals back online.

Happy blogging! :-)

JUL
1
2005

The KDE for Red Hat Project

Fedora is being called a community effort by RedHat. Despite that and demand it doesn't create decent KDE packages. Their KDE still defaults to the ugly and buggy "BlueCurve" style of the past "BlueCurve" age which tried to give GNOME and KDE applications a similiar look. Nowaday's joke is that KDE's default style "Plastik" looks more similar to Fedora GNOME's "Clearlook" style than "BlueCurve".

JUN
29
2005

"KDE is the Default..." 2nd Follow Up

I guess the news about Sun cooling down Linux desktop plans means that I can eat the promised cookie now myself. And it seems GNOME realized that some of their deployment claims are short on details.

JUN
24
2005

Nominees for Most Fancy User Request

Good evening. Sometimes users file funny, far beyond the capabilities of KDE, or crazy wishes. And I don't talk about the "remove my neighbor country's flag" evergreen. And the nominees for "The Most Fancy User Request" award are:

JUN
9
2005

4 at 10th

Let us all together ensure that KDE 4.0 will be released at latest before the 10th anniversary of the KDE project (14th October 2006): this will put us into a good position against that legacy OS' major release "late next year".

But do not let it us name "KDE X". :-)

JUN
4
2005

"KDE is the Default..." Follow Up

It's nice to hear that (big) companies actually check the number of Linux desktop deployments they are being told. Not good if then "200.000 desktops in Spain" are discovered as addition of some at a conference spread Live-CDs and some magazine accompanying CDs. Or some big proclaimed deployment in South America are actually Windows computers now setup to be able to dual-boot without anyone knowing on how many of them Linux is used after.

JUN
2
2005

"KDE is the Default on Novell Linux Desktop"

Would I tell you this? No, I'm fair and don't try to cheat you. Whoever tried Novell's Linux Desktop 9 will know that it has no default desktop, you have to choose either KDE or GNOME during installation and there is no indication what to prefer. Is the GNOME camp simply uninformed or do they have dishonorable intentions?

MAY
27
2005

Nat Friedman about Desktop Developers

Just read an interview with Nat Friedman, carrying a 'Novell Vice President' title, in German c't magazine 12/05 (to be published on Monday). For your information, c't is a reputable computer technology magazine and not something like LUG Radio. In there he says about KDE and GNOME: "The only people who emphasize the differences are the developers, and I do not mean the ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), but the people who do not take showers. *laugh*"

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