Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Party like it’s 1999

I wonder what percentage of Planet readers are too young to know what the title refers to? Anyway, KDE will shortly be celebrating a new set of major releases of our software – that’s new versions of Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook and new versions of many of our applications (all built, of course, on […]

Feature Guide for 4.6 Releases

Would you like some publicity for your KDE application, library or feature? Do you want to help promote KDE software? If so read on. Actually read on anyway: there’s cute picture of a pony a bit later as a reward. Background to the Feature Guide Early next year, KDE will release new versions of the […]


Every now and again, my laptop breaks in some interesting kind of way (it’s old, but I’m sort of fond of it as it’s light and has five hours of battery life from each of two batteries and I’m a poor impoverished student). This normally results in me replacing some component and then, if needed, […]

Akademy Report at TechRadar

This is quite old news (but new to me). It turns out that TechRadar has published a version (slightly shortened, I think) of the Akademy report I wrote for Linux Format. So, if you don’t get Linux Format and didn’t make it to Akademy (or have a bad memory) then you might find it interesting. […]

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things – a complete solution purchased from Apple with an unsupported and free software install on Apple […]