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Alpine Linux is often recommended in similar circumstances. I’ve never tried it so can’t say how it is. Of course you could use Debian with a light WM.

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Is this an April Fool? I trust nothing posted on 1 April!

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Well then, it’s an interesting proposal because it would be nice to see a major player default to KDE. I don’t see it happening though.

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According to vim --help:

-y Easy mode (like “evim”, modeless)

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Put such things into your home dir which does not change when distro hopping. home dir will always stay there no matter what.

Unless you’ve put it on the same partition as root

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The first distro I tried was Red Hat 5 back in the late 1990s but I never got a GUI working so I guess the first one I used properly would have been Mandrake iirc. These days it’s Tumbleweed.

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The same risks apply to any software proprietary or open source which is why Microsoft have the following in their licence agreement:

  1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.The software is licensed “as-is.” You bear the risk of using it. Microsoft gives no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which this agreement cannot change. To the extent permitted under your local laws, Microsoft excludes the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. FOR AUSTRALIA ONLY: You have statutory guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms is intended to affect those rights.

LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF REMEDIES AND DAMAGES. You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to U.S. $5.00. You can’t recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.

Knowing that and knowing that themes can have code is two different things though. I wasn’t particularly surprised as I thought (maybe wrongly) that global themes just installed all the other bits which would require code.

What is an active KDE support forum that is supportive of noobs?

I’m not a tech person, so I used to use Linux Mint. LM is a simple and easy distro with relatively minor issues for the average user. Additionally, their main forum was active and quite supportive of noobs/non-techies. However, I have switched over to KDE Neon and not found similar support yet. Is their a site that is active...

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A theme is software and software has bugs. While this one had a pretty dramatic effect, you take basically the same risk with every program you run. This, along with hardware and user errors are why backups are so important; they change a disaster to an inconvenience.

/ Preach mode off

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Breeze, for example, contains a lot of code. For instance

Can you tell excel sheets which were created using a pirated version of MS Office?

My friend works for a company which requires her to use Microsoft specific application, she didn’t really want to switch to Win 11 and choose to just use Wine Linux package and install a 2016 version of MS office on her Linux laptop. That’s all well and good, but this company she is working for servers other clients at...

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Never pay for software for your job unless you’re self employed. That’s the employers responsibility.

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System Settings -> Workspace -> General Behaviour

openSUSE Tumbleweed Begins Rolling Out KDE Plasma 6 Desktop, But No Wayland Default Yet (www.phoronix.com)

The openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release Linux distribution has begun rolling out the KDE Plasma 6.0.1, Gear 24.02 apps, and Frameworks 6.0 packages. Plasma 5 is being replaced within the Tumbleweed repository but openSUSE Tumbleweed isn’t yet transitioning to the Wayland session by default.

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Also went back to x11 because of vscode flickering and redrawing badly. I’m not sure whether it’s an nvidia problem, a vscode problem, or a kwin-wayland problem though.

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That seems to have worked. Thanks.

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So I’ve updated my desktop and Plasma, Nvidia, and Wayland is actually usable 🫨 but I had to reapply a few settings.

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