elementary 5: Clean, lightweight GNU/Linux

As I pointed out elsewhere, I spent a couple of weeks participating in the elementaryOS 5 Linux Community Challenge. Started by a writer at, the idea was plain and simple: Go with elementaryOS Juno for two weeks, and use it mostly out of the box. No tweaks, no configuration, and software exclusively from the elementary app store and core repositories, no additional repositories. To cut things short: It was

Years of Linux and FLOSS desktop?

Recently, and once again, I have stumbled across someone (more or less) claiming the Year Of The Linux Desktop (wonder whether the acronym YOTLD already made it through) might be in 2019. And I wonder…

KDE, Kubuntu, and a bit of rant.

So much for that. Again. A while ago and in quite a verbose way I announced my move to KDE 4.x, specifically in the Kubuntu 13.04 distribution which I adopted in early alpha, as most of the time. Finally. After fancying with this particular desktop environment for quite a while. Well guess I’ll better keep quiet about things like that by now, sitting in front of an XFCE machine again

Goin‘ KDE.

Putting action where the mouth is, I guess: At the very least with its 4.x release, I then and now considered the K Desktop Environment (KDE) to be the most technically advanced at least amongst the Open Source / Software Libre desktop systems. Took me a while to actually adopt it for day-to-day use. However, that time is now I guess.