Canonical Donates Server to KDE

KDE is a growing community with growing needs. The KDE Sysadmin team works hard to keep up, but lately the servers have been coming under some strain. To help ease the situation, Canonical has donated a new server for the KDE Sysadmins to use. The server, named kundong, features an impressive 8 CPU cores, 6…

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…

openSUSE 11.3 Released – Download Now

openSUSE 11.3 is based on Linux kernel 2.6.34 and has KDE Software Compilation 4.4.4 as the default desktop environment. A GNOME version is also available and it uses GNOME 2.30.1. In terms of the default applications, it comes with Thunderbird 3.0.5, Firefox 3.6.4 and OpenOffice 3.2.1 to name a few. openSUSE 11.3 also gives the user…

Watermark Photos with digiKam

digiKam supports watermarking, this feature is hidden so well that you might not even realize that it’s there. This is because the watermarking function in digiKam is tucked under the Batch Queue Manager tool which you can use to watermark multiple photos in one go. Here is how this works in practice. Choose Tools |…

[How-to] Make nVidia settings persistent and retain the settings in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Nvidia Proprietary Drivers need nvidia-settings to set screen resolution and change other settings. In previous versions of Ubuntu and in other distros to make them permanent (used in every session) you click the “Save to X configuration file”. From Karmic on there is no xorg.conf by default! As a result, nvidia-settings is not able to…

Links of the week

Saw this question on SuperUser : How can I add menu items to the Gnome “Applications” menu from the command line? Yet another SuperUser Q RSS Feed Notifier for Linux Seems Canonical will set limits to those who can order free CD’s via Shipit. The discs will still be made available to Local Community team…