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Archive for November, 2013

Chromium for Slackware, with salt & pepper

 I have been using Chrome alongside Firefox for some time now, because I was not very happy with the way Firefox is growing fat and sluggish. Chrome is nice and fast, and it allows me to save my preferences and bookmarks so I can keep them synchronized across computers – just like Firefox for which […]

Pipelight: using Silverlight in Linux browsers

 That is the exact title of an article which appeared on fds-team.de last august. You may have read my earlier rant about dutch schools migrating (or forced to migrate) to a Microsoft SilverLight based learning management software called Magister. A disastrous move induced by an arrogant company, which of course leaves Linux desktop users out […]

Slackware 14.1 released

Finally! Slackware 14.1 has been released today. The package tree had been finalized a couple of days earlier, to give Patrick time to write the release announcement, create ISO images, and send gold master disks to the factory. My gut feeling told me that we had been working long and hard on this release, but […]

KDE 4.11.3 ready for install

Here is KDE Software Compilation 4.11.3 – it was announced a little earlier today. The third incremental maintenance release for KDE 4.11 contains updates for Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform, and has eliminated over 120 bugs from the Window Manager KWin, the file manager Dolphin, the personal information management suite Kontact, the UML tool Umbrello, and […]

Recipe: foccaccia

I have enjoyed the BBC’s Great Brithsh Bake Off series a lot. My wife has been watching these episodes longer than I have – she is the real cook – but I got increasingly interested because of the sympathetic presentation by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Always amazing what these amateur bakers can come up […]