Using pkcon – the PackageKit console client

Picture of searching for a package using pkcon

Pkcon is the preferred way of dealing with packages in KDE neon and is the back end of Discover, KDE neons graphical package manager. You can use Apt as well but you might run into problems with dependencies while updating and in the end it is easier to just use one system. Luckily, pkcon is …

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Whalebird – A good Mastodon client

Picture of Whalebird Mastodon messenger in action

If you are looking for a good client for Mastodon on KDE neon then Whalebird is an Electron based Mastodon and Pleroma client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s quite good and looks a little like the Slack UI. The website can be found here. To install Whalebird on KDE neon go to the website …

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Install KFind for improved file search

Picture of the File Search application KFind

KFind is a standalone search tool from KDE. It has finer grained search than the default search in Dolphin (the file manager) and it just seems to be better at finding files. To install KFind in KDE neon, open Konsole and type, Enter your password and the program will install. After installation you can find …

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Install the True Type core fonts for better web browsing


In 1996 Microsoft decided to create a pack of core fonts for the Web. Unfortunately there were propriety restrictions on the fonts restricting their distribution. Microsoft terminated the project in 2002 but many websites still default to these fonts if the one used is not available so it is handy to have them installed. The …

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New Zealand images to use as wallpapers

Medlands Beach

I read about KDE’s wallpaper competition and got quite excited, not that I think any of mine would win but what did I have? How about a collection of images from a New Zealand KDE user? So here they are, in geographical order. Possible Wallpapers The first two images weren’t taken by me but instead …

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