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KDevelop 5.0 standalone executable for Linux

I am currently at the KDE sprint in Randa, Switzerland. There are about 40 nice people here, working on making KDE software awesome. This year’s focus is on deploying our software more nicely — on Windows and OS X, but on Linux as well. Especially for user-faced applications like KDevelop, it really makes a big difference whether you use today’s version, or the one from two years ago. Many people […]

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About SSD hard drive durability

When SSD disks popped up some time ago, many people’s main concern was their durability. The claimed 10k write cycles for each block didn’t really sound much to most people (including me). Still, I thought I’d risk it, and bought one (an 128GB Crucial/Micron RealSSD m4/C400) about one and a half years ago. The speedup is noticeable, especially for things which need short access times (find, copying large amounds of […]

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