User Conversations
posted by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 13:16
Conversations Hi all,

If anyone has ever sent me an email to, there's a large chance I never actually got your email. As it turns out, the GMail backend that we use at OSNews was NOT properly configured to forward emails to my personal account.

We figured out the issue, and fixed it, and as it turns out, I have a backlog of hundreds of emails sent to I'm very sorry for the mix-up.

In any case, instead of sifting through all those emails (no time), I'm proposing a clean break starting... Now. If you sent me anything particularly important, you can resend it to - it all works now.

Again, sorry for the inconvenience.



posted by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 31st Mar 2009 15:32
Conversations Simple question:

I want to know what you guys consider to be the best KDE distribution. I want an up-to-date, well-implemented KDE 4.2. I'm sick of all those half-assed attempts at a decent KDE desktop these days.

Oh, and please no distributions only used by three men and a cow. And I'm using an NVIDIA card, so it has to have the latest NVIDIA driver, easily installable.

Fire away.


posted by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 4th Dec 2008 14:26
Conversations The recent thread Kroc started about what OSNews should focus on missed an important bit, something that was not mentioned.

If you want OSNews to focus on subject x, submit news on subject x.

It's impossible for us to keep track of everything, and even the subjects that we do track have a severe lack of news. Try and visit the sites of the usual alternative operating systems we report on, and you'll see that many of them have like 1 news item per month, usually even less. If people want us to report more on alternative, small operating system projects than surely, I agree - the problem is, we can't fill OSNews with just that.

There are a lot of alternative projects out there, so go ahead, submit news about them. Make sure you have proper links, and preferably: multiple paragraphs with background info or some history. Strip the marketing blabber.

In the end, OSNews can be heavily influenced by what its readers submit.