First Look – Solydxk

This is really what KDE Neon should have been. Not some buggy YABU but straight off of Debian. Hopefully those in charge will consume this distro and re-brand it KDE Neon. Having heaped that kind of praise it is not without its quirks. While the “Welcome” screen slide show you manually navigate through seems nice, …

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First Look at KDE Neon 5.8.6

I finally got fed up with the sluggish performance of Linux Lite on my I7 Quad-core. I mean a box with 16Gig of RAM, an SSD and an Nvidia card having 384 CUDA core ought to run much better. Indeed it has run much better with other distros but those distros had issues I couldn’t …

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First Impressions of Mint 18 KDE

I originally tried Mint 18 KDE on my HP laptop. The plaque on the back says it is a 355 G2 if that makes any difference. I was underwhelmed with the beta. It had a vicious lock screen bug. If you required your password for the lock screen, you were toast. There are various discussions …

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Some Annoying Differences Between Gnome and KDE

The more developers try to push Gnome towards the future the further it seems to fall behind. Admittedly I’m a bit biased because I have always thought, and it will take a change of biblical proportions to make me think otherwise, that all variants of Gnome are freakin-ugly. While we are at it, Unity looks …

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KWrite and Kate

One thing which always annoys me about being forced to use a Gicky-Gnasty-Gnome based desktop is the total lack of indispensable packages. While, in theory, you can install KWrite and Kate under Gnome, they don’t run correctly. At least, they don’t run correctly on YAU (Yet Another Ubuntu) releases. I believe this is due in …

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