Moved to archlinux

So I finally said goodbye to (k)ubuntu. It was a long ride, and lately I didn't like the direction it was heading: pushing unity and ads are just part of the symptoms of a bigger problem of politics. Anyway, I decided on archlinux - a distribution that is focused more on technical simplicity rather than wide-net usability.

It actually works incredibly good, it installs only the packages you need and not a single library more. I use KDE, and I was very suprised to see how well the build integrates with the rest of the system, even better than Kubuntu! I am a big fan of apt based packaging, and I must say that the pacman + aur system is at least on par.

Combined with the power of wiki pages they have, which are in abundance and probably contain solution for every common problem one may encounter, I would say this makes a sound alternative of linux distribution for every advanced user.

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comment? published: 106 months ago. tags: apt, archlinux, kde, pacman, ubuntu

Dropbox integration in KDE Dolphin via service menu

One of the criticisms for both KDE and Dropbox is that they can't be integrated - well it's not true at all. You can configure everything in KDE, including the service menu in Dolphin (the local context pop-up menu).

You can download it from here, where you can also find installation instructions. I find the shortcut for copying the public url very handy.
comment? published: 107 months ago. tags: dolphin, dropbox, kde, service-menu

KDE 4.9 released - one word: slick

The new version increment of my desktop environment of choice has been released: KDE 4.9. This version is more focused on improvements than features, being some updates for displaing metadata in dolphin, and the possibility of saving pdf's along with their annotations with okular. In the background however, there are some improvement of the modularity of the libraries, shrinking the dependency creep.

Arstechnica report
comment? published: 109 months ago. tags: kde

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