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July 17 updates – Plasma 5, Live ISOS and more

Slackware turned 24 today, 17 July. To celebrate I have created some goodies for you. Nothing you can eat or drink… First, Plasma 5 updates. I have uploaded the July ’17 set of Plasma 5 packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current to the ‘ktown’ repository. KDE 5_17.07 contains: KDE Frameworks 5.36.0, Plasma 5.10.3 and Applications 17.04.3. All based on Qt 5.9.0 for Slackware-current and Qt […]

Palemoon browser

The Pale Moon browser was forked off the Mozilla Firefox codebase a couple of years ago, before Firefox switched to the Australis User Interface. Since then, the project has steadily been diverging from the Firefox codebase, optimizing its Gecko layout engine and rebranding that to ‘Goanna’ (which is the name of just another lizard). The community […]

KDE 5_15.04 for Slackware-current: back to work

An update to my KDE 5 packages was overdue. Ever since the “big upgrade” in Slackware-current a week ago on 21 April 2015, there have been some stability issues in the Plasma 5 desktop. The instability was caused by the version bumps of various libraries that the KDE software is depending on – you can […]

Steam for Linux Beta opens to everyone

  The Steam for Linux beta program has just opened its doors to the general public. When I looked, there were 48 games in the Steam catalogue, paid-for ans well as free-to-play. Part of opening up the Steam for Linux beta is moving their bug tracker to Github, which allows for a better interface than […]

Celestial phenomenon in Norway

An interesting celestial phenomenon early this morning above northern part of Norway – witnessed by thousands of people all over Norway: A fireball with a huge blue tail dominated the skies over Norway in the early dawn. The spectacle lasted for two minutes and ended in a spiral of light. A possible explanation is that […]