A Look At KDE 4.6 Beta 1

KDE’s release notes tout the following (main) features of the 4.6 release: libplasma now does does something with QML for widgets on devices – why this is the number one feature listed on a PR release about the new release I do not know. It’s hardly sexy; the reintroduction of activities, which now includes starting…

Unity v/s Gnome Shell v/s OS X Launchpad

Unity Gnome Shell OS X Launchpad Manish‘s tweet about Gnome shell being usable resulted in this impromptu conversation and comparison. I know all three are in development – but this how it looks currently. Gnome-shell looks way too cluttered, Unity’s icons seem to be too big while Launchpad seems to have gotten the right balance.

Ubuntu Natty to skip changelogs

Due to the continuous demand for downsizing both our installation media, as well as the install footprint, we looked for packages which we should eliminate  […], but also for stuff that users generally don’t need and won’t miss. IMO package changelogs very much fall into the latter category, so they were very high on the “first against the wall”…

Ubuntu 10.10 on 10/10, AskUbuntu (aka Ubuntu.StackExchange) also launched

You must’ve heard enough number of times about Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” being released today, so I won’t bore you with the details. What I would like to highlight is that AskUbuntu, previously known as ubuntu.stackexchange.com, was also launched today. For the unknown, Stack Exchange is collection of sites focusing on Question & Answer style, instead of…