The beta version of KDE Plasma 5.6 was released on March 2, 2016 and contain many bug fixes, new features and reworked applications. The renew components – the activities, KRunner, task manager, Breeze theme and many others. Wayland support is also better with decoration and input fixes.
For beginning some information about creators: the Jide Company was founded by Google ex-employees. Now Jide has two successful Kickstarter companies:
- Remix Tablet + Laptop – $210,377 with the goal $100k
- Remix Mini – $69.99 Mini PC with Android-based OS: $1,647,155
Recently releases of KDE and GNOME Desktop Environment have a serious progress to Wayland porting – the first Plasma Wayland live image is available for download. Last versions of GNOME work more or less stable and how about KDE? Time to explore it.
Continue reading KDE Plasma and KDE Apps on Wayland Review and Video: The First Plasma Wayland Live Image
Update 24.01.2016: KDE 5.5.3 (check the end of page)
KDE – desktop environment written in C++/Qt/QML and better for users which need more and love the powerful instruments. KDE can help you in everyday tasks like work with web, multimedia (photo, video, music), text and specific tasks: programming, video editing, education, games and many others. Many peoples say that KDE is very good for users with Windows experience, but I’m not sure. I highly recommend to try KDE: this desktop environment can give you many positive emotions.
KDE – one of most functional desktop environment ever. It’s open source and free for use. 19 years ago, 14 october 1996 german programmer Matthias Ettrich has started a development of this beautiful environment. KDE provides the shell and many applications for everyday using. Today KDE uses the hundred thousand peoples over the world on Unix and Windows operating system. 19 years – serious age for software projects. Time to return and see how it begin.
GNOME – Desktop Environment with the best Wayland support today. Really, I try to run KDE on Wayland – it works, but without word
stable. Here is GNOME/GTK+ applications that work native (without XWayland backend) in GNOME Wayland session:
LibreOffice – amazing free and open source office suite from The Document Foundation. LO was forked from OpenOffice.org in September 28, 2010 and OOo is an open-source version of the earlier StarOffice. The LibreOffice support word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, databases, mathematical formulae.
- Writer – word processor
- Calc – spreadsheet app, similar to Excel
- Impress – application for presentations, support Microsoft PowerPoint’s format
- Draw – vector graphics editor
- Math – special application for writing and editing mathematical formulae
- Base – database management
I’m not a big TV fan, but TV Show “Mr. Robot” attracted me. Hackers in TV and films be often stupid or pumped full guys without minimal Computer Science education. Elliot Alderson in “Mr.Robot” isn’t like it and don’t hack atomic power station with fast writing. The “Hacker” person and hackers subculture is really great in this TV Show. Another nice thing – Linux is often guest in “Mr. Robot”. Really! Numbers of running Windows computers is very small. You can hate TV, but the big free advertising for millions people over the world – it’s great!
“So I See you’re runing GNOME”
Icaros Desktop is distribution of the AROS desktop operating system. You can download a bootable live DVD-ROM and runs Icaros Desktop directly on your computer. It can be installed on your hard drive together with the currently Operation Systemd in a separate partition (please check supported hardware before the installation). Manuals in PDF sormat are included in LiveCD. Latest versions also works nice on Qemu/KVM VM.