Today a new major release of the Gnome desktop environment has been released. It is the first time that I announce that on my Blog because I used it on openSUSE Tumbleweed in version 3.18 for a few months (much longer than actually planned as it was meant to be a test run only) and although coming from KDE, Xfce and i3 I was quite impressed by how it performed on my Laptop.

Today a new version of the Plasma desktop environment has been released. It comes with a lot of nice improvements.

A transition from Windows to Linux is not always an easy undertaking, especially when you used to get the work done with Microsoft software and saved the work into it's proprietary file formats. Outlook is no exception from that rule. But luckily their is a solution available.

Yesterday the Khronos Group with participants from all segments of the graphics industry - including big players like AMD, nVidia, Samsung, Sony, Valve, Intel and many others - has anounced the availability of the first final and open specification of the Vulkan-API. It is comparable with Microsoft's Direct3D and Apple's Metal and planned as the successor to OpenGL.

I recently had a discussion on Facebook in the openSUSE users group at Facebook about the reasons why we prefer openSUSE over other distributions like Ubuntu.

I wish all my readers a Happy New Year 2016! Stay healthy, stay tuned!

To all my readers: Merry Christmas! May you all enjoy your holidays and have a good time!

Today the KDE team released a new version of it's desktop environment Plasma. It has now reached version 5.5.0 with a few nice new features.

In loving memory of my grandma.

Now it is officially released: Milestone 1 for openSUSE Leap 42.1!