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Testing KDE Plasma Vault on openSUSE Leap 15

Testing KDE Plasma Vault on openSUSE Leap 15

I never considered using encrypted folders. But when the KDE project announced it with the release of the Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, it made total sense. Just like KDE Connect, this is one of these killer features that can convince people to give Linux a try. With the release of openSUSE Leap 15, it was the perfect time to test this application. Installing Plasma Vault The easiest way to install Plasma Vault, is to search in YaST Software Manager for…

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The sad state of KDE Discover and GNOME Software on openSUSE Leap 15

The sad state of KDE Discover and GNOME Software on openSUSE Leap 15

Software centers have become very important. Linux was the first place where you could install and update all software in one place, by using package managers. In openSUSE that central place is the YaST Software Manager. Other distributions, such as Ubuntu, used applications like the Synaptic package manager. The user experience of these package managers is not very user friendly, as they show many technical packages / details, which most users will not understand. In 2008, Apple introduced the iOS…

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What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – KDE Plasma 5.12

What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – KDE Plasma 5.12

One of the most exiting new things about openSUSE Leap 15 is the updated KDE Plasma desktop environment. We are moving from Plasma 5.8 LTE to Plasma 5.12 LTE. Which means that there are a lot of new features to look forward to. Lets start with emphasizing that the KDE Plasma 5.12 desktop environment looks stunning. Below is a screenshot of my personal desktop, fully configured to my personal preferences. My configuration hasn’t changed much since KDE Plasma 4.3. I…

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What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – installation experience

What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – installation experience

A big release On the 25th May 2018, openSUSE Leap 15 was released for download. Over the last few days I have upgraded both of my systems to this new release. Although this was a big release for openSUSE, the media attention for this release was surprisingly low. The reason why this is a big release, is that the underlying software packages are all new. openSUSE Leap 42 has a shared core with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 (SLE 12). For…

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What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – part 1

What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – part 1

openSUSE Leap 15 will be released on the 25th of May 2018! A new openSUSE release is always an exciting event. This means that I get to play with all kinds of new and improved software packages. I am aware that I can simply install openSUSE Tumbleweed and have a new release 4 or 5 times a week. But when using openSUSE Tumbleweed some time ago, I noticed that I was installing Gigabytes of new software packages multiple times per…

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