To bottom-line this for now: For most who aren't users yet + will read the Plasma 5.15 release announcement text, "it's lighter than what you're using right now" is going to be true. This matters because it's 2019 and they're using something. If you're using a desktop lighter than Plasma (that does exist), it's may still be worth trying if it runs well for you without compromises. If it doesn't work well for you - we totally don't mind if you tell us & others about it.
@colomar So, I gave #kde a fair shot, and I'm running it for about two weeks now (on top of my beloved arch) and I'm loving it! I went for the "full" experience and I am using the most I can of kde and qt apps. I'm using kmail, the kde pim, kgpg, ktorrent, qtox, okular, digikam, a few system utilities and I even used (almost) only the gui to make my customizations, which I found super easy (like assigning ctrl to caps, you know, I'm a #emacs guy all around! )
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Who'd have thought that #dxvk shader pipeline cache would be orders of magnitude quicker on my nvme drive. Stutters for way less time after changing mesa version!
#Peertube videos are pretty much:
#screenshotsunday on Monday
My nova Launcher on my smartphone. Yes I still use some google services, but only minimaly, don't shoot me
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
Very interesting story about a mysterious #raspberrypi found in a corporate network.
@mattmcnutt (Speaking of which, here's some pedantry: Tweets aren't clickbait--there's no clicking involved or required.)
Things I love about Mastodon, in no particular order:
1. People are friendly.
2. People are generally of a left-wing persuasion.
3. People are really helpful.
4. It's not Twitter.
5. It's not Facebook.
6. Loads of people use Lineage.
7. Loads of people use Nextcloud.
8. There's not much moaning.
9. Hamster videos.
A good read: "How I support Windows, Mac and Linux"
@nextcloud is Talk able to be Federated, so I can talk to users on other Nextcloud servers?
I love waking up and the morning and breaking fast while reading Jonathan Blow's favorite topic when he had a bad day: how he absolutely finds Linux unfamiliar to work with. Fun fact, you can replace Linux with Windows in his tweets and it would still make as much sense. Blow found that being familiar with something beats being unfamiliar with something else. We had to wait 2019 for such an insight! What a time to be alive!
flying through space fighting monsters and teaching alien women to luurrve!
Network and Systems Admin, Linux and FOSS Enthusiast
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