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 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…

Linux Power Management

We tested every major release of Fedora from Fedora 10 “Cambridge” through the most recent Fedora 14 “Laughlin” Alpha build. […] Up for testing was a Lenovo ThinkPad R52, Lenovo ThinkPad T60, and a Lenovo ThinkPad T61. After 4 pages and a bunch of graphs which make no sense From these battery power consumption results…