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Garuda Linux Benchmark Comparison Versus Solus

Aug. 6, 2021, 3:27 p.m.

Besides producing a beautiful Linux distribution by customizing the theme of the Plasma desktop, the focus of Garudal Linux is to optimize the distribution for performance. As a supplement to Garudal Linux Review [KDE Dragonized (D460nized),210621], I thought it would be interesting to see if the optimizations that the distribution makes do in fact result in better performance. I decided to use Phoronix Test Suite (discussed on this site in Introduction to Phoronix Test ...

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Switching to a TUG TeXLive Distribution

March 12, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

The TeX Users Group provides a comprehensive TeX system called TeX Live from which Linux distributions build their own system for inclusion in their package repositories. For some time I have noticed some bugs that have caused minor breakage in a long and complex document I have been preparing each time one of the distributions I use regularly updates their distribution. In one case (openSUSE Tumbleweed) it became unusable. The Linux distribution which had the ...

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Using a TV As a Second Monitor with Plasma Desktop

May 19, 2020, 1 p.m.

Using a 4K TV as an external monitor is an excellent way to increase productivity when workflows require having many application windows open at once. The Plasma desktop is a very capable and flexible desktop environment for such use cases allowing users many options in configuring the working environment.

Depending on the graphics hardware there may be some complications that must be addressed. And some care must be taken to use the appropriate settings in ...

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Preparing to Install Clear Linux [28210] on Bare Metal

June 4, 2019, 10 p.m.

Clear Linux, the Intel developed GNU/Linux distribution optimized for Intel processors and particularly suited for containerized applications, recently has made progress in developing the OS to make it usable as a desktop OS in addition to its capabilities as a cloud, server, and container platform. Unfortunately for desktop GNU/Linux users that mulit-boot, it has not made enough progress such that installation is a trivial task, as it is with other established Linux distributions ...

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The Effect of the KDE Plasma Baloo File Indexing and File Search Framework on System Performance

March 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

The KDE PLasma Desktop Environment's File Indexing and File Searching backend, Baloo, is an extremely fast and useful tool of the Plasma DE. It enables among other features, krunner's extremely fast population of search results. Unfortunately, depending on its configuration, it can cause intermittent unresponsiveness during its initial indexing. Having been introduced to the Phoronix Test Suite, I thought I would use it to measure the impact of baloo on system performance. This ...

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