KDE 4 rocks or how I learned to love my laptop again

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

#amarok.de channel party

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 markeyร‚ยดs 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.

apachelogger and Nightrose Sput and sven423 apachelogger and Nightrose

Ubucon recap

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

The slides for the talks:

  • Amarok: odp (for Kpresenter) and pdf
  • Kubuntu: odp (for OOo) and pdf

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:

NightroseCzessisven423Mamarok and Nightrosesven423 and markeyMamarok and CzessiCzessi and NightroseCzessi and NightroseMarkey and Nightrose

awwwwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuooooooo!!!!

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.

Ubucon and end of Roktober ahead!

Less than 13 hours left until Sven (sven423) and I are taking the train to Krefeld for Ubucon to meet up with Mark (markey), Myriam (Mamarok), and Marcus (czessi) and give two talks.

Our talks will be:

  • Kubuntu :: Collaboration To The Core” on Saturday
  • Amarok :: Forming the Core 2″ on Sunday

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 since I didn’t post a proper FrOSCon photo yet – here is one of markey, gnux, me, sven423 and apachelogger:
The Rokers at FrOSCon
You just have to love this team ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.