KDE and Slimbook release a laptop for KDE fans

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Thu Jan 26 13:28:26 UTC 2017


On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 02:22:08PM +0100, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:32:36 PM Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Jan 2017, Aleix Pol wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > Today, we're announcing a partnership between Slimbook a laptop
> > > retailer and KDE to produce the KDE Slimbook, a device with Slimbook
> > > hardware and running a Plasma environment with KDE Applications on
> > > GNU/Linux as software.
> 
> Whee!
> 
> I'll be "that guy" who sticks FreeBSD on it and then complains (but not 
> loudly, since there's still Linux to fall back on) if it doesn't work all 
> right.
> 
> > 
> > Um... It looks pretty neat and cool! But someone really should have edited
> > the FAQ. Also "Operating system: KDE NEON (for now) sounds weird?
> 
> The shopping process seems to wobble back and forth between English and 
> Spanish, which may be a little off-putting for shoppers outside of the Iberian 
> peninsula (we're already stuck with higher shipping charges).
> 
> But other than that: for .nl, pretty good specs for a pretty good price, and 
> lovely to have some vetted hardware with a cool logo on it.

I found lots of problems with the checkout, I suspect they don't sell
a lot outside Spain.  I'm waiting to find out why my card was
declined, I even told them I had voted remain but it didn't help.

Jonathan



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