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Plasma 5.21 rolls out as one of the best looking Linux desktops available
16 February 2021 at 6:15 pm UTC

Quoting: scaineI might have to give this another shot. Two things put me off last time:

1. The shoe-horning of the letter K into just about everything. On the few occasions Gnome devs do the same with G (e.g. gThumb), it annoys me there too. But in KDE, it's like a game of "every app is a bad pun". Thank goodness for Dolphin. Maybe others will help buck the trend.

2. Dolphin and Kate can't be run as sudo. I get the reasons why they did this, but absolutely screw any DE or app which takes the law into its own hands.

In the grand scheme of things, neither are show stoppers, but there were enough other paper cuts 18 months ago to put me off overall (one of which was that I used an Nvidia GPU). So yeah, ding ding, round 2, hopefully.

But I'll probably try Budgie too which might be a better fit for me.

I don't think they name new applications with a K anymore. The ones that I do have installed on my system I am okay with like Konsole and kRunner.

QuoteExecuting Dolphin with sudo is not possible due to unfixable security vulnerabilities.
Good enough reason for me

Total War: WARHAMMER III announced and confirmed for Linux by Feral Interactive
3 February 2021 at 3:27 pm UTC

Really liked the changes from Three Kingdoms and I don't know if I can go back to what was in Warhammer II. I will probably wait a year anyways to get this after release because their track record with the first year is pretty poor in my experience.

Ludusavi seems like a pretty good open source game save backup tool
2 February 2021 at 4:52 pm UTC

Awesome find!

The name is going to be really hard to remember though.

Plasma 5.21 Beta is out and it's a thing of beauty, towards first-class Wayland support
25 January 2021 at 8:06 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: ronnoc
Quoting: KohlyKohl
Quoting: fagnerlnThis twilight theme is really beautiful! KDE breaks a bit too much IMO, but I'm for sure will try this with Wayland

Way too many times after updating packages my KDE will break in all sorts of fun ways. I've had this issue for years with every KDE distro and is a bad user experience.

Maybe you're using the wrong Distro(s) or have some wonky hardware? I've used KDE Neon since it came out (Testing Es. currently). In all these years now, the only breakage I've ever had was back when Discover was hella-buggy. Thecritical bugs are fixed now, and Discover is quite amazing!

I love the fact that, although I could use the command line for updates, Discover actually connects to the KDE Store - so it not only updates normal packages, it also updates the Snaps, Flatpaks, and theme and icon sets. Even wallpapers. It's truly a value add and just one example of why KDE is just amazing.

It is not the distro as I've used multiple distros with KDE and I've experienced the same issue on all distros.

The only common hardware that I have are NVidia cards on all of my hardware. Perhaps the NVidia proprietary driver is causing these issues I've been having after updates.

Plasma 5.21 Beta is out and it's a thing of beauty, towards first-class Wayland support
22 January 2021 at 10:18 pm UTC

Quoting: fagnerlnThis twilight theme is really beautiful! KDE breaks a bit too much IMO, but I'm for sure will try this with Wayland

Way too many times after updating packages my KDE will break in all sorts of fun ways. I've had this issue for years with every KDE distro and is a bad user experience.

Linux on the Apple M1 takes another step closer with Ubuntu working thanks to Corellium
21 January 2021 at 12:48 am UTC

Quoting: LinasRunning Linux on Apple hardware has always been a quirky endeavor. Every time I try it, there's something uniquely non-stadard and almost compatible, but not quite. Then it would randomly forget which drive is a boot drive, mess up NVRAM, or something else to ruin the day.

In my experience it is just not worth the hassle.

I have Linux running on Apple hardware and it still amazes me how different the experience is depending on the distribution used.

Even something like Ubuntu vs KDE Neon which in theory should be the same somehow isn't.

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
9 January 2021 at 9:43 pm UTC

Quoting: Breizh
Quoting: KohlyKohlManjaro for new users? Really? They purposely break important packages for various reasons. Recently, they even broke the Steam package. This was the final straw for me and why I moved back to KDE Neon.

If you want to recommend a bad user experience for new users then by all means recommend Manjaro. If you want new users to have a positive experience then recommend Ubuntu.

I already did and for now, concerned users are satisfied, with no problems. On the other hand, Ubuntu with Gnome is more and more slow, Snap is enforced with the problems of disk space, integration (locale and theme are often broken), and Ubuntu have still the same eternal problems of drivers that I never had on Manjaro.

In the worst case, Xubuntu have the advantage to be faster, and you can easily remove Snap (the standard Ubuntu use Snap even for the software center or the calculator…). Or Linux Mint. But Manjaro still the best, even more since the packages break you mention are now rare (I talk only about the main versions : XFCE and KDE (never tried the Gnome version). Community versions are still often broken…).

I used the KDE version and it broke all the time for me. I didn't even use the AUR and packages would still break all the time. The worst part of this? The developers knowingly broke packages and didn't care.

In my experience, and I've been doing this since '93, if you recommend a distro like Manjaro to new users they will eventually run into the problems that I did. And when they do, they will go back to Windows because they will not know how to fix the problem (When the package manager broke on me earlier this year it took me 3 days to fix it properly an no new user is going to want to do this).

All distros have issues but in my experience every single person I've had install Ubuntu has stayed with it and not gone back to Windows. I cannot say the same for other distros.

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
30 December 2020 at 3:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: BreizhI think that Manjaro can progressively replace Ubuntu (and not only for gaming) since it’s more stable than a few years ago. And that’s already what we can see (<troll>for example here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?module=statistics&view=trends#LinuxDistributionsSplit-top </troll>)

Because of some Ubuntu choices (like Snap enforcing recently), and because of the 6 months or 2 years upgrade vs rolling, I now recommend Manjaro for new users.

Manjaro for new users? Really? They purposely break important packages for various reasons. Recently, they even broke the Steam package. This was the final straw for me and why I moved back to KDE Neon.

If you want to recommend a bad user experience for new users then by all means recommend Manjaro. If you want new users to have a positive experience then recommend Ubuntu.

Check out our exclusive Linux demo of the RTS 'Liquidation - Echoes of the Past'
7 November 2020 at 3:47 am UTC

Not too bad. The units are hard to distinguish and stats would be nice.

Not sure I like the name. Maybe it needs craft in the name

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