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    Phoronix: The Kubuntu Focus KDE Linux Laptop Arrives

    Soft-announced earlier this week was the Kubuntu Focus as a high-end Linux laptop pre-loaded with the KDE flavor of Ubuntu. The Kubuntu Focus produced in cooperation with Mindshare Management, Kubuntu itself, and German manufacturer Tuxedo Computers will officially launch in January and begin shipping shortly thereafter while a review sample arrived in our lab today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...DE-Laptop-Here

  • #2
    Looks Qt!

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    • #3

      Aye.

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      • #4
        What is it with whese "Linux friendly" computer manufacturers putting NVIDIA graphics in their products? Surely AMD must have something to offer?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Djhg2000 View Post
          What is it with whese "Linux friendly" computer manufacturers putting NVIDIA graphics in their products? Surely AMD must have something to offer?
          AMD hasn't had anything to offer for years, until recently. Given the lead time on manufacturing, it absolutely makes sense that a laptop being released today is using nvidia.
          That might not change even now, as even the 5500 isn't really power-competitive despite the node advantage. But it's probably VIABLE at least, if a manufacturer wants to go with AMD for a machine that they're designing NOW.

          Also, what's with the WASD highlights, ffs? WASD is the arrow keys of the 21st century: it's "we're n00bs trying to pretend we're gamers".

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          • #6
            >nvidia with KDE
            And here we fucking go...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Djhg2000 View Post
              What is it with whese "Linux friendly" computer manufacturers putting NVIDIA graphics in their products? Surely AMD must have something to offer?
              It's not "manufacturers" but "Clevo rebranders"
              The actual manufacturer is Clevo, and Clevo does not make AMD laptops at all.

              Actually designing and producing a laptop is MINDBOGGINGLY EXPENSIVE and they will never sell enough laptops to turn a profit, at any price.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by arQon View Post

                AMD hasn't had anything to offer for years, until recently. Given the lead time on manufacturing, it absolutely makes sense that a laptop being released today is using nvidia.
                That might not change even now, as even the 5500 isn't really power-competitive despite the node advantage. But it's probably VIABLE at least, if a manufacturer wants to go with AMD for a machine that they're designing NOW.

                Also, what's with the WASD highlights, ffs? WASD is the arrow keys of the 21st century: it's "we're n00bs trying to pretend we're gamers".
                I use WASD as arrow keys with my hipster 60% custom made keyboard

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                • #9
                  Overpriced, underengineered clevo bricks are the least of KDE’s problems right now.

                  Qt is really showing its ugly commercial face right now.
                  https://marc.info/?l=kde-promo&m=157662046705314&w=2

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                    Qt is really showing its ugly commercial face right now.
                    https://marc.info/?l=kde-promo&m=157662046705314&w=2
                    Ugh. What makes it even worse is that GTK is probably sufficiently beneath their notice as a competitor for them to be doing this because they recognize what a good job GNOME devs are doing at making GTK unappealing as an alternative for Qt-using developers.

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