Review: Netrunner 13.12

After a very short delay the new version of Netrunner has arrived. All the new features and changes introduced on Kubuntu 13.10 are also part of Netrunner 13.12, so our review of the latest of version of Kubuntu is pertinent as well. But there’s much more than just Kubuntu in Netrunner. What’s new? The new Homerun Kicker (Main) Menu This is probably the first thing users coming from 13.06 will notice. Netrunner has abandoned the classical style kickoff menu for a new more modern one called Homerun Kicker. But fear not: Netrunner didn’t jump into the bandwagon of replacing self-explanatory… Continue Reading

Windows 8: How does it compare to Netrunner?

After 3 years Microsoft is ready, or so they say but Intel disagrees, to launch their new operating system. The old proverb goes¬†keep your friends close but your enemies closer, so while Windows 8 isn’t literally an enemy it indeed is the competition, since most computers are sold with Windows included you need to be able to convince some of those users (normally relatively knowledgeable ones) to try, install and replace Windows with, what some of us believe, is a better alternative. So it’s always important to know what’s happening in Redmond, however, more often than not changes to their… Continue Reading

KDE 4.9 Beta 1 Announced

KDE has announced its newest Beta, and it’s asking people to be testers to clear out as many bugs as possible before the launch, they’re dividing their beta testers in two categories: Informal testers, which will use their systems normally, and Formal testers which will focus in particular parts and stressing out applications. End users should be pretty excited about this new release, according to the KDE developers itself the¬†highlights of this release are: Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces — Qt Quick is continuing to make its way into the Plasma Workspaces; the Qt Quick Plasma Components, which were introduced… Continue Reading