Leap 15.1, the release that nobody talks about

Leap 15.1, the release that nobody talks about

openSUSE Leap 15.1 is almost ready for release! (1) This is always a high point of the year for me. I started researching what was new in this release. However, there is not much buzz around this release. I found only a few articles on Softpedia (2), Phoronix (3) and the announcement by Ludwig Nussel (4). When I tried to establish what was new (5) in Leap 15.1, I started to understand why. Leap 15.1 mostly features minor updates. Still…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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