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Archive for December, 2013

City of Munich completes migration to Linux of 15000 desktops

On 12 december 2013, a full ten years after deciding to move away from the vendor-lock in that is called Microsoft Windows, the german city of Munich has completed the migration to their own Linux distribution called “LiMux“, a brand of Ubuntu with a KDE desktop environment. A full 15,000 computers are running Linux now. […]

SteamOS is out – based on Debian, not Ubuntu

The release of SteamOS was right on time, as promised by Valve. SteamOS is an Operating System designed to play your (Steam) games on a TV. The accompanying “Steam Box“, which will be running the SteamOS and which is supposed to be a hardware platform as open as the Operating System designed for it, is still […]

Memories of Doom

Yesterday was the 20th birthday of DOOM, the computer game which meant a paradigm shift to me way back when I got my hands on it. It was 1993 and I worked at a CAD/CAM company with a Novell network (IPX protocolled, this was before the time of TCP/IP even). A collegue of mine had […]

VLC 2.1.2 has been released

The VideoLAN team released version 2.1.2 of their VLC player today. This is a maintenance release, “fixing a numerous number of bugs and regressions introduced in 2.1.0, notably on audio device management and SPDIF/HDMI pass-thru“. The 2.1.2 release also “allows experimental decoding of HEVC and Webm/VP9” video, according to the release notes. In my vlc.SlackBuild I […]

KDE 4.11.4 for Slackware 14.1

Even though the KDE community has already made available a Release Candidate for the upcoming KDE 4.12, they also continue with the bugfix releases for the 4.11 series. Yesterday saw the source code release of KDE Software Compilation 4.11.4, as announced on This is again a maintenance release, containing updates for Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. […]