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Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:18

KDE picks Kim Kardashian to promote next release

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The KDE Desktop Project has hit upon the idea of having the American socialite Kim Kardashian promote its next release.


KDE is one of the two major desktops for Linux and most of its applications have names beginning with "K".  Kardashian manages to keep her name in the headlines all the time, most recently by releasing a sex tape which led to the calling off of her marriage to American sports personality, Reggie Bush.

KDE chief Matthias Ettrich told a press conference in Hamburg: "It's not often that we come across such a perfect fit. Where would you find a prominent person whose name and surname both begin with K? She's the perfect choice to promote KDE. She will give us exposure like nobody else can."

KDE applications have names like Konqueror (web browser) k3b (disc burning software), Konsole (terminal) and Kopete (instant messaging client).

"As our web page says, we have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems and creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation," Ettrich said. "What could be more innovative than getting this big K to promote KDE?"

Ettrich said the project had approached Kardashian and received a favourable response.

The KDE move has not gone unnoticed by its competitor, the GNOME Desktop Project and the GNOME Foundation is now thinking of going one better and releasing its own sex tape. The idea came up at the latest board meeting and was discussed for about an hour - much longer than any technical ideas - but sources are reluctant to name the person who raised (no pun intended) the idea.

The GNOME chief executive, Stormy Peters, is understood to be opposed to the idea but, as she has been unable to come up with any other idea to raise the project's profile, has said she will stay out of the way if the idea is adopted. "After all this is open source and if someone wants to come up with an idea that is allied to forking, then I think I should not be standing in the way," Peters was quoted as saying. "However, if it is being done, we should do it for the next release."

Plenty of GNOME developers have put up their hands to star in the tape.

 


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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