2019/04/26: KmPlot is part of the EDU suite of programs from the KDE project, and it was designed to plot functions and interact with them to learn about their behavior.
Open Source is dominant on the desktop. But is that a consolation prize for missing what matters?
Konqueror is an amazingly versatile and powerful file management program that is also a very good web browser and FTP client. It is provided with Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, and many other Linux distributions as a part of the KDE Desktop Environment.
It doesn't take long to get comfortable working in the Kdenlive timeline, but it does take a little bit of work to get efficient. Seth Kenlon offers some tips.
Even the simplest Linux desktop has its advantages and disadvantages.
One of the most disliked features of the early KDE SC 4 releases was the developers' attempt to establish the semantic desktop. The tools to further this goal are Nepomuk and Akonadi. While Nepomuk tries to interconnect meta data from different desktop applications, Akonadi is a service that stores and retrieves data from PIM applications Continue reading...
A Phoronix reader, Ryan Bram, wrote in to share word on this new desktop environment being developed by the PC-BSD crew, the popular desktop-focused derivative of FreeBSD. This new desktop is called Lumina and is being developed as a home-grown desktop environment catered toward this BSD operating system.
Nepomuk is the social semantic desktop framework that was largely developed in KDE SC 4 and uses RDF (Resource Description Framework) data storage. The reported cost of developing Nepomuk was reportedly 17 million Euros, after the European Union had invested most of that money into its development for advancing the semantic desktop (update: There's some confusion over the Nepomuk investment and apparently not for the KDE portion). KDE Nepomuk finally reached a mature state in KDE SC 4.11.
In this article, the author brings together the information so far known on the KDE4 "semantic desktop" and indicates that from his perspective, the principal problem is the removal of "choice". Since disabling of the "semantic desktop" automatically leads to disabling of the KDE email client KMail, the article explains how Thunderbird can be installed to replace the KDE email client. The startling news that Nepomuk is to be discarded is also briefly discussed.
I was a loyal and happy KDE 3.x user way back when only dinosaurs used Linux. Then KDE4 came along and my happy KDE world was upended. The first KDE4 release was back in 2008-- how time flies!-- and like so many KDE3 users I had my complaints: Too lardy! Too weird! Where is my stuff?Well, that was then, and here we are five years later. So what does KDE4 look like these days? Is it still lardy and full of weird stuff? I installed Kubuntu 12.10 just to get KDE 4.10 so I could poke at it and see what it's doing.
ownCloud offers a Free software solution to synchronize your files across different devices. I've been working on a KDE Plasma client for this server technology. In this article, after giving a bit of background of the problem, I explain the design concepts behind the new ownCloud Plasma client and demonstrate how it works and integrates with different Plasma workspaces.
Unix as a whole predates Linux by many years, and even the rather younger BSD variant was well into its teens by the time Linus released his first kernel. BSD networking defined and enabled the Internet. This illustrious history notwithstanding, BSD has long since ceded the spotlight to Linux in most settings. As Linux has come to dominate the free software development world, the result has been some occasional pain for other operating system distributions. Now, as a recent discussion on an OpenBSD mailing list shows, BSD developers are feeling that pain in a heightened manner. This situation has some serious implications.
The discussion around including online search results in the workspace, and especially in the app starter, reminded me of a discussion we had some time ago about including online search in KRunner queries. First of all, I think the idea of including online search results directly in the shell is great. It's not new by any means, but it serves value to the user, and in fact, I use it daily and would not want to miss it.
The concept of the right-click context menu has been around since forever but you don't have to be content with the defaults that come with your software, especially file managers. KDE's Dolphin and Konqueror are no exceptions. It's a complete no brainer to install more contextual menus, so let's do it.
One of the first things that newcomers to GNU/Linux learn to do is to bypass big Start menus and blank screens (like Fluxbox) and use ALT+F2 to launch an application by simply typing in its name. Every desktop ecosystem has its own way of implementing this feature and I was pleasantly surprised, after a long absense from the KDE desktop, to see how it could be used to do some really clever things. Here's five of them.
Dolphin 2.1 will be released as part of KDE applications 4.9 on the first of August and to me this is a very special release: After 6 years...
When Calligra 2.4 was released there was a flurry of interest resulting in a number of articles in the press and blog posts. Some of these ...
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