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Plasma is Getting Hot

KDE’s Plasma 5.2 was released last month and I thought that it was time for me to give it a trial run. Having tried KDE’s previous iterations in the past, I was always disappointed with experience, even if at the same time, it did appear to be at the forefront of desktop innovation…

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Learn Linux with Arch

For those just getting started in Linux or not technically minded, then Arch Linux is probably not the distribution for you, but if you fascinated by GNU / Linux as I am and interested to learn more about how it works, then you have to give Arch Linux a try.

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The Libre Laptop

Great News! Now we can have complete freedom. From just £358, you can purchase the Libreboot X200 laptop, which has had all of its propriety firmware and BIOS replaced with a free/libre alternative called Libreboot by Gluglug.

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My Raspberry Pi Project

I’ve had my Raspberry Pi now for a few weeks, so I thought it was about time I started my first project. As a regular user of cloud storage, I have concerns over privacy and I also do not want to become dependant on any one provider, so to try and solve these two issues, I thought that setting up my own cloud server. Configuring ownCloud would be the perfect challenge.