Bringing together APIs and people

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 5 Comments

We launched interesting new features on openDesktop.org lately and made progress on the Social Desktop. So I think I should blog about the news and give you all an overview over the cool new stuff and the plans for the next few month. One idea is to integrate openDesktop.org, KDE-Look.org and KDE-Apps.org more with existing […]

Open-PC users choose KDE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 2 Comments
Open-PC users choose KDE

The first Open-PC survey is now finished. Over 12,000 people participated in our survey with interesting results: 48% choose KDE as the Desktop. 42% choose GNOME and 9% choose Xfce. 52% chose Amarok as mediaplayer and 88% choose Firefox as default Browser. You can find the complete survey results here: http://open-pc.com/static/open-pc/open-pc-survey1.php The second survey started […]

moving dates

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in KDE | 3 Comments

  The Social Desktop Contest The Contest is very successful so far. We got lots of great and interesting submissions for servers and clients, for Qt and GTK and even web interfaces. I´m glad that so many people like the idea of bringing online communities and desktop applications closer together. In the last few weeks […]

Let´s make KDE default in openSUSE

Posted by on Jul 28, 2009 in KDE | 15 Comments

I just learned that openSUSE is opening up more and more for the community. They even have a public website http://features.opensuse.org where everybody can suggest features and changes and the community can vote. Somebody told me that about 75% of all openSUSE users use KDE as a desktop but KDE is not the default. So […]

GCDS part two: Social Desktop / Earning Money with freedesktop

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | One Comment

So after 4 more days of interesting talks, great parties, BoF Session and inspiring conversations I like this conference even more than last weekend. Like every year I´m deeply impressed by the fact that so many expert from different areas, project and countries come together and build a fantastic and free desktop. My talks about […]

GCDS part one: Open-PC

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in KDE | 8 Comments

Akademy here in Gran Canaria is fantastic. The sea, the sun and the conference center are great. But the most important aspect are the great people of course. It´s always so much fun to meet old friends and make new ones. What I especially like are the great discussions about strategic and technical topics and […]

Social Desktop Contest

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 5 Comments
Social Desktop Contest

Today we are launching the Social Desktop Contest. As you know the idea of the Social Desktop is to connect online webservices with desktop applications. We give away great prices to developers who help making this vision reality. The Open Collaboration Services API got a lot of new features in the past few month and […]

Premium job board and Server-Apps.org

Posted by on Apr 9, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 3 Comments

Last year we announced the launch of our new job board for Linux and IT Experts. www.openskillz.com. and www.opendesktop.org/jobs The idea is to help Linux experts and open source companies to come together. The job offers and candidates are accessible and integrated in all websites of the openDesktop.org network. For example KDE-Look.org, Qt-apps.org or GNOME-Look.org. […]

Oporto and other stuff

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in KDE | 2 Comments

I´m back from the Tokamak II in Oporto. It was a very interesting, productive and fun meeting. I find it very motivating to work in such a group of clever people on real innovation. By the way 14 developers from 8 countries. OpenID: From today on we support login via OpenID on the openDesktop.org network. […]

My Perfect Desktop (part 1 – documents)

Posted by on Nov 20, 2008 in KDE | 13 Comments

Over the last few month I though a lot about the future of desktop operating systems and how a perfect desktop operating should look like in my opinion. After discussing this stuff with friends I decided to blog about the ideas. Please post your comments and ideas. This is strictly from a user point of […]