Browsed by
Author: Martin de Boer

Engaging the openSUSE community

Engaging the openSUSE community

Membership issues On the 30th of January, openSUSE notified me that my membership was being revoked. Everybody is welcome to participate and get involved in the openSUSE project and we grant membership for those that have shown a continued and substantial contribution to the openSUSE project. Membership officials have rejected your application since that does not apply to you. We just found too little contribution and encourage you to get more involved with openSUSE and then apply again for membership….

Read More Read More

Updating the website

Updating the website

The website Fossadventures.com features a new look. After a successful start of the website, it was time to make it look even better! The website was using the free Cannyon theme. The updated website is now powered by Cannyon Premium. Updating the theme was not as easy as this might appear from the marketing materials: “Premium version is full compatible with free version. If you switch the free theme to premium you don’t lose data or options”. I expected some…

Read More Read More

5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

I like Dolphin, the default KDE file manager, a lot. I have used it for over 9 years. There are many features that I use regularly that I wouldn’t want to live without. In this post, I like to share my personal top 5. Some features are more obvious, others are hidden features. 1) Split windows The split window view can be opened with the F3 key or by clicking on the Split icon. This is great for copying files…

Read More Read More

Basic photo editing with Darktable

Basic photo editing with Darktable

When I was starting in the world of amateur digital photography, I learned about 2 software programs that everybody was using: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. In the Free and Open Source world, there are 2 amazing alternatives: GIMP and Darktable. GIMP is aimed at destructive (the image is changed when saved) photo editing. It can be used to change photos in many ways, including cutting things out of the picture or pasting things into the picture. Darktable is aimed…

Read More Read More

Review of the HP Pavilion Power 580-146nd

Review of the HP Pavilion Power 580-146nd

Because of the incredible bargains during the Steam summer / winter sales, I have acquired 42 games over the last 6 years. My old openSUSE system was never able to play these games in a decent manner. Intel HD Graphics 4000 will only get you so far… I have looked into building a new AMD PC, which would allow me to run Linux / Steam games at high settings and 1080p. Recently I noticed a promotion for the HP Pavilion…

Read More Read More