As KDE’s Plasma 5 is taking shape, we are seeing more and more goodies every week.
Their new style suite is called Breeze, and some parts of it are already out in the wild — ready and working on KDE 4/Plasma 1. Continue reading “KDE Dancing in the Breeze”
I had been looking for a great text editor for a while now — something with intuitive keyboard shortcuts and easy navigation among multiple documents. Gedit and Kate do not have the latter. Not for me. I want to be able to use
Ctrl+Tab. CLI text editors are out of question, since vim is completely beyond me, and Emacs and nano don’t have the shortcuts I’m used to.
Surfing across the web, I stumbled upon Light Table, and since then I believe in love at first sight. Continue reading “Light Table IDE will become your Instant Favourite”
I’m eagerly waiting for Ubuntu Trusty to come out.
Well, it’s not like I’m particularly interested in any of the ‘buntus, but I’m excited by the whole lot of awesome forks it will bring about.
Isis Freya will obviously be a smasher.
- Trisquel will return with a far better GNOME and more freedom in 7.0.
- Peppermint Five would make a perfect present for my netbook-using buddies frustrated by the sluggishness of Win 7.
“X is an open source alternative to Y.” A pretty common sentence, wouldn’t you agree? From this sentence alone, it is easy to guess that Y is a rather popular proprietary software, most likely paid, and X is trying to provide a similar offering, only open source.
My point is, with this kind of marketing, X may manage to attract a handful of Y users, but that’s about it. It will never go mainstream. Not even close. And you probably know about more than a few such products. Continue reading “The One Word Libre Software Needs to Avoid”
Even though the new sign of the Indian Rupee ₹ has been added to Unicode way back in August 2010, I still see people using the Latin alphabets Rs to denote it. That’s because their keyboard most likely doesn’t have it. Or even if it does, it doesn’t work because they are using the wrong keyboard layout, usually English (US). Continue reading “Typing ₹ on GNU/Linux the Easy Way”
It’s been quite a while since my last post in this series, thanks to my exams. Today I’ll talk about how you can make your Firefox more secure, without ruining your browsing experience. Basically, this is a list of add-ons which will try to ensure you don’t get tracked on the web. Continue reading “Privacy Switch, Part 3: Firefox”
While the reviews of the Jolla have been generally positive, people seem to have mixed opinions on whether it will succeed in the crowded market. I, personally, do not doubt its possibility of success — my definition of success being the point in time when Apple start showing their uneasiness by copying Sailfish features. Continue reading “My Excitement and Disappointment with Sailfish OS”