The whole Amarok team wishes you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May your wishes come true and 2008 be a rocking year for you, Amarok and the free desktop 🙂
Lydia and the Rokers
After several people said KDE 4 is sutible for low end hardware and works just fine on it I had to give it a try on my laptop which I use when I travel. It is a second hand Sony Vayo PCG-Z600LEK, about 6 years old, super slow and I called it gna since it is giving me headaches repeatedly. Working on it with KDE 3 is doable but not a nice trip to the Caribbean if you know what I mean 😉
Today I installed RC2 on it and damn I am impressed. It is so much faster. Everything works just snappy. Windows switching happens instantly. And so on…
I already loved KDE (and KDE 4 especially because of all the awesome new stuff) but this is fantastic.
Thank you everyone who put work into it. We rock!
What a weekend :p
Some Amarokers (apachelogger, Mamarok, markey, sven423, basti, Sput and me) came together in Karlsruhe (the Amarok HQ to be ;-)). We had a great time partying, talking and chilling.
Friday evening we started with a visit to the Christmas market including some delicious mulled wine and ended with cheese fondue by Mamarok and dancing to good music.
Saturday started late with driving into the city and having a pizza. A part of us went there earlier to do something I am not supposed to talk about just yet. But you will find out soon in markeyÂ´s blog :p Then we had fun at a karaoke bar singing great songs like Moonlight Shadow and Mr. Jones by our favorites Mike Oldfield and Counting Crows. Recordings of this are better kept confidential ;-). The day ended very late in a club (playing music that I did not quite like but wth *g*).
Sunday was our last day and apachelogger had to leave early :(. When I got back after taking him to the train station we had chilli con carne. Sadly it was time to leave for the rest as well after that.
I miss you guys and girl already :(. Hope we can do this again next year.
Woohooo, we are back from Ubucon. Was nice to meet you folks once again.
It was a small but nice event and we had a great time.
Our talks went pretty smooth and I think we represented the gearheads pretty well 😉
The slides for the talks:
Once again a big thank you to Czessi for filling in for apachelogger as my cospeaker.
And now some nice photos of the Krew by sven423:
btw: Kpresenter was giving me and a few others quite a headache when I wanted to print the pdfs of the slides. I still can’t get a pdf of the FrOSCon Kubuntu talk only a ps. I would really appreciate hints on why it fails.
Our talks will be:
So get out to Krefeld this weekend and join us on the first German Ubuntu conference!
Harald (apachelogger): Sorry you can’t make it to Ubucon. We will miss you there and hope things turn out well.
And don’t forget to donate to Amarok. It is ROKTOBER, folks! Only 1287 Euro left to reach our goal right now. Please help us make Amarok even more awesome next year (pssst: you can win a Cowon iAudio7). The money will be used to pay for developer meetings, travel costs of the booth staff and server costs.