Is the KDE 5 desktop stable enough for normal users?

This not a rant! I just want to share some concerns about the quality of the current KDE desktop and its deployment to normal users. I upraded to KDE 5 by upgrading from Fedora 21 to Fedora 22. I did this rapidly on four laptops because I liked the new fresh look. Two of them... Continue Reading →

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Running Kodak Scanmate i940 with Linux

I just want to share some insights about using the Scanmate i940 scanner using a linux distribution.  Kodak is claiming Linux support for that scanner and is providing a driver here.On its website Kodak states that specifically Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is supported. But this is only partially true. Here is what I found out about... Continue Reading →

Fedora 20 on the Omnibook 4150B

I successfully upgraded this pre 2000 laptop to Fedora 20. Everything went smooth. You can hardly see a difference. Still, the laptop is missing a usage because of its slowness. Even watching videos became hardly possible after some acceleration drivers for the old mach64 chipset had been removed from Xorg. The situation will become worse... Continue Reading →

Fedora 19 on hardware of the last century

Another six month have passed, so my good old laptop from pre-2000 got another update.  I updated the already running fedora 18 to fedora 19 by using the fedUp tool. The update took longer than on more recent systems (of course) but it worked flawlessly. After that I booted into the LXDE desktop of Fedora... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora 18 on the Wetab

You might remember this tablet that came out from Germany in parallel with the iPad. It's more or less a netbook with a touchscreen but without a keyboard. It hat some drawbacks, the worst in my opinion is the bad screen. You can switch the small SSD in it, but you cannot replace the screen.... Continue Reading →

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