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Vivaldi “Flying Squirrel” Linux tablet is making progress (still not ready to ship)

It’s been more than a year since KDE developer Aaron Seigo announced plans to build a tablet designed to run open Mer Linux and the KDE Plasma Active environment. The Vivaldi tablet project’s hit a few speed bumps since then, but this week the team has a mostly working prototype. The latest model is based […]

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Lilbits (4-22-2013): Microsoft might bring back the Start Button

One of the most noticeable differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft’s newest operating system replaces the classic Start Menu with a new full-page Start Screen. The Start button is also gone. Instead you can bring up the Start Screen using gestures or by pulling your mouse cursor to the lower left […]

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Early build of KDE Calligra office suite comes to Android as Coffice

Calligra is a full-featured suite of office software developed for the KDE desktop environment. It includes software for editing spreadsheets, word processing, creating databases, drawing, and much more. Calligra was originally developed for desktop and laptop computers but a version of Calligra was optimized for smartphones and tablets running MeeGo Linux a few years ago. […]

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Vivaldi KDE open source Linux tablet gets new hardware, could launch this spring

KDE Plasma Active developer Aaron Seigo has been working to bring a tablet running open source Linux-based software to market for over a year. While the project has hit some roadbumps, Seigo says factory tooling for a new tablet has begun, and the first models could roll off the production line by May. While Seigo […]

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KDE Plasma Active 3 open source tablet software improves performance, adds new apps

The KDE team has released version 3 of the Plasma Active environment for tablets and other mobile devices. The latest release offers improved performance, a new file manager, eBook reader, better text input, and other new features. Plasma Active is an open source user environment optimized for touchscreen devices. It’s designed around the idea of […]

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Vivaldi KDE Plasma Linux tablet delayed, devs looking at new hardware

The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software with the KDE Plasma Active user interface. But the project has run into some speed bumps, and now the team is looking for new hardware partners. Developer Aaron Seigo first introduced the project in […]

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PCLinuxOS KDE 2012.08 operating system includes apps for nearly every occasion

PCLinuxOS is a popular Linux-based operating system focused on ease of use. The developers roll out updates on a regular basis, so if you’ve been running PCLinuxOS for a while and keeping your software up to date you won’t be surprised by anything in the latest release. But if you’re looking for a new full-featured […]