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I recently got a great refurbished HP workstation from It’s got dual Xeon processors and 4 GB of RAM and I’m having a blast. It’s been top notch. I was happy to find some notes on HP’s site on their Linux hardware support– thanks HP. I got a 23″ monitor to go with it and it’s just shockingly good.

One think I really love about KDE and this new setup is that the screen is just wide enough to squeeze two windows side by side. What makes this so easily doable is a new feature in KWin, the KDE window manager. Just grab the title bar of the window and drag to an edge of the screen. You’ll see a heavy border wrap that half of the screen and let go and boom: sized to a half screen automatically.