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  1. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    Okular from KDE does forms, and since recently is now also available on the (Windows Store)[https://www.microsoft.com/de-ch/p/okular/9n41msq1wnm8]. It isn't designed to edit documents (I...

    Okular from KDE does forms, and since recently is now also available on the (Windows Store)[https://www.microsoft.com/de-ch/p/okular/9n41msq1wnm8]. It isn't designed to edit documents (I personally like Inkscape for that), but it certainly has a few nice features that other PDF viewers don't (e.g. an option to ignore DRM restrictions).

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  2. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    We are working on the "Get new XXX" buttons, see https://phabricator.kde.org/T8126. It's quite unfortunate to see that so much content is broken, but it turns out to be rather difficult to find a...

    We are working on the "Get new XXX" buttons, see https://phabricator.kde.org/T8126. It's quite unfortunate to see that so much content is broken, but it turns out to be rather difficult to find a satisfying solution.

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  3. Comment on I want to get into IT as a career, but I have no previous experience. What essential skills should I know? in ~comp

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    Shameless promotion: If you are looking to contribute to an open source project that builds desktop applications, I'd like to suggest contributing to KDE. It's one of the biggest fully...

    Shameless promotion: If you are looking to contribute to an open source project that builds desktop applications, I'd like to suggest contributing to KDE. It's one of the biggest fully community-driven open source projects out there and we have a wide variety of applications that you can hack on (Krita, Kdenlive or the Plasma desktop are popular examples, but we have over 100 others as well). If you'd like to know more, join us via Matrix on https://webchat.kde.org/#/welcome and have a read through our introduction wiki page.

    And if you end up contributing to something else, that's awesome too, because all open source projects could use more help :)

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  4. Comment on Riot.im: The Big 1.0 in ~tech

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    For me it's message history. Yes, you can have a bouncer and such, but that takes time to setup and is, well, "clunky". With Matrix/Riot, I can also mention users that are currently offline and...

    For me it's message history. Yes, you can have a bouncer and such, but that takes time to setup and is, well, "clunky". With Matrix/Riot, I can also mention users that are currently offline and they will still receive a notification instantly which is a big plus when e.g. someone asks a question and I can only answer a few hours later.

    Of course Matrix is much more than "IRC with history": Group calls (to discuss developer stuff), Bridges are much more refined than any IRC bridges, E2EE etc. If you don't need any of this, then probably Matrix cannot offer you more than IRC does already.

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  5. Comment on What are you reading these days? #13 in ~books

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    Oh, that sounds interesting! I downloaded the first two chapters from Project Gutenberg, will definitely take a closer look. What is your opinion of the book so far?

    Oh, that sounds interesting! I downloaded the first two chapters from Project Gutenberg, will definitely take a closer look. What is your opinion of the book so far?

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  6. Comment on Riot.im: The Big 1.0 in ~tech

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    Hmm, I wouldn't go as far as @alyaza. Matrix & Riot aren't directly painted ideologically. Yes, many Matrix users right now also like Free software, because Matrix is kind of a replacement for IRC...

    Hmm, I wouldn't go as far as @alyaza. Matrix & Riot aren't directly painted ideologically. Yes, many Matrix users right now also like Free software, because Matrix is kind of a replacement for IRC for them.
    Riot markets their app mainly towards businesses and communities, without having any political position (as far as I am aware).

    The cool thing about Matrix is that it is federated, so you can run your own server but still communicate with everyone else. Additionally, there are many "bridges" which allow users to chat with people on other platforms (e.g. Telegram, IRC, even Minecraft).

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  7. Comment on Riot.im: The Big 1.0 in ~tech

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    I very much agree. IRC is still around, but for me it's too clunky to use it in 2019. Matrix has a real chance to replace the majority of IRC networks while connecting users across messengers and...

    I very much agree. IRC is still around, but for me it's too clunky to use it in 2019. Matrix has a real chance to replace the majority of IRC networks while connecting users across messengers and platforms, which is amazing. I hope that E2EE (End to end encryption) will be enabled by default as soon as possible.

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