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  • There's Now A KDE-Branded Laptop Running Neon With Plasma 5

    Phoronix: There's Now A KDE-Branded Laptop Running Neon With Plasma 5

    For KDE fans not interested in setting up a KDE-based Linux distribution on your own laptop and worrying about potential graphics driver bugs with Plasma or other possible headaches, there is now a "KDE laptop" backed by the KDE community...

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

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    About the high price: Here in Spain computers are expensive compared to US and some other countries. Not only because of the 1:1 EUR-USD rate but also because of the distribution and regulations, and the company is from Spain and I guess their aim is on Europe

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    • #3
      Originally posted by alvararo View Post
      About the high price: Here in Spain computers are expensive compared to US and some other countries. Not only because of the 1:1 EUR-USD rate but also because of the distribution and regulations, and the company is from Spain and I guess their aim is on Europe
      VAT is also upwards of 10% in EU (24% in some countries), while 10% is about the upper limit in US.

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      • #4
        Oh nice. A system running KDE Neon out of the box. This will have interesting security and stability implications. Right from the KDE Neon FAQ:

        Is it a distro?

        Not quite, it's a package archive with the latest KDE software on top of a stable base. While we have installable images, unlike full Linux distributions we're only interested in KDE software.
        https://neon.kde.org/faq

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        • #5
          Great news! Seems a pretty good product slim & modern and ofc... love the "metal pinguin" logo.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sleeksorrow View Post
            Oh nice. A system running KDE Neon out of the box. This will have interesting security and stability implications. Right from the KDE Neon FAQ:
            https://neon.kde.org/faq
            Yup, that's a "KDE only" distro and it is damn good and fast/reactive. This kind of product will put a positive pressure on the project.

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            • #7
              Weird business model. Marketting a product advertising that it's software doesn't crash.

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              • #8
                For me KDE Neon broke after installing some programs and updating like i do with every other Debian based system.
                It was a nice showcase for what a up to date KDE Desktop looks like but I soon gave up on using it.
                No hard feelings, because I got exactly what was advertised.

                What I wonder is, if the above mentioned limitations have been ironed out for this preloaded systems?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slalomsk8er View Post
                  For me KDE Neon broke after installing some programs and updating like i do with every other Debian based system.
                  It was a nice showcase for what a up to date KDE Desktop looks like but I soon gave up on using it.
                  No hard feelings, because I got exactly what was advertised.

                  What I wonder is, if the above mentioned limitations have been ironed out for this preloaded systems?
                  Neon now has a "User-LTS" edition, in addition the normal "User" edition. My guess is they'll likely use the former. At any rate, I love the idea and if I can get one shipped to the US, I'll consider it.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah let's just face it.. the Linux Desktop and "doesn't crash" is an oxymoron, be it KDE, GNome or XFCE. I've experienced spectacular crashes with every single one.

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