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Ubuntu on Windows

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Dustin Kirkland announces
the availability of the Ubuntu user space on Windows 10 — a
cooperative project with Microsoft. “Finally, I imagine some of you
— long time Windows and Ubuntu users alike — are still wondering,
perhaps, ‘Why?!?’ Having dedicated most of the past two decades of my
career to free and open source software, this is an almost surreal
endorsement by Microsoft on the importance of open source to developers.
Indeed, what a fantastic opportunity to bridge the world of free and open
source technology directly into any Windows 10 desktop on the
planet.”

Ubuntu on Windows

Post Syndicated from corbet original http://lwn.net/Articles/681768/rss

Dustin Kirkland announces
the availability of the Ubuntu user space on Windows 10 — a
cooperative project with Microsoft. “Finally, I imagine some of you
— long time Windows and Ubuntu users alike — are still wondering,
perhaps, ‘Why?!?’ Having dedicated most of the past two decades of my
career to free and open source software, this is an almost surreal
endorsement by Microsoft on the importance of open source to developers.
Indeed, what a fantastic opportunity to bridge the world of free and open
source technology directly into any Windows 10 desktop on the
planet.”

KDE’s “Kirigami UI”

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The KDE project has announced
a new framework called the Kirigami UI; it appears to be oriented toward
the needs of mobile applications. “Kirigami UI isn’t just a set of
components, it’s also a philosophy: It defines precise UI/UX patterns to
allow developers to quickly develop intuitive and consistent apps that
provide a great user experience.”

KDE’s “Kirigami UI”

Post Syndicated from corbet original http://lwn.net/Articles/681725/rss

The KDE project has announced
a new framework called the Kirigami UI; it appears to be oriented toward
the needs of mobile applications. “Kirigami UI isn’t just a set of
components, it’s also a philosophy: It defines precise UI/UX patterns to
allow developers to quickly develop intuitive and consistent apps that
provide a great user experience.”

[$] Distribution-friendly tactics in the desktop wars

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For many aspiring projects, getting accepted and shipped by popular
distributions is an important step toward a long and successful life. But
even large and established projects can struggle in this area. The distribution
outreach program
recently launched by the KDE project hosted a
discussion making it clear that KDE cannot count on the support of
distributions without supporting them in turn. If the participants are to
be believed, KDE’s second-place
position in the desktop competition can at least partially be attributed to
how the project works with distributors.