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Valorie Zimmerman
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Folding, origami, and Folding@Home
A few months ago, I started Folding@Home in the Ubuntu Folding team. I really enjoy checking my standings each night before I go to bed. What is Folding@Home? https://folding.stanford.edu/home/about-us/. Has Folding at Home actually done anything useful? Ch...

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Google Code-in draws to a close -- students finish your final task by January 16, 2017 at 09:00 (PST)
KDE's Google Code-in party is ending once again. Student work submitted deadline is January 16, 2017 at 09:00 (PST).  Mentors, you have until January 18, 2017 at 09:00 (PST) to evaluate your student's work. Please get that done before the deadline, so that ...

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Merry KDEmas everyone!
Lookie what I got in the mail! It is one of the cards you can get too -- if you help out KDE by the end of the year. Your gift helps support KDE developers all year long, so head to https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/yearend2016/  and give big!

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KDE Developer Guide needs a new home and some fresh content
As I just posted in the Mission Forum , our KDE Developer Guide needs a new home. Currently it is "not found" where it is supposed to be. We had great luck using markdown files in git for the chapters of the Frameworks Cookbook , so the Devel Guide should b...

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Akademy! and fundraising
https://qtcon.org/ Akademy is approaching! And I can hardly wait. This spring has been personally difficult, and meeting with friends and colleagues is the perfect way to end the summer. This year will be special because it's in Berlin, and because it is pa...

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Plasma 5.6.4 available in Kubuntu 16.04 Backports

Plasma 5.6.4 Announcement:
https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.6.4.php

How to get the update:
1. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
2. sudo apt update
3. sudo apt full-upgrade -y

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Perhaps this group should be linked to https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-usa as well.

Linuxfest NW was great! Met quite a few happy, satisfied KDE users while we ran the Ubuntu table. 

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Recently a user asked about getting Samba working in the Kubuntu IRC channel #kubuntu. The excellent Darin Miller (DarinMiller in irc) helped: DarinMiller: This website has a good samba overview: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba Do the following: `su...
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