Slimbook becomes a KDE sponsor. The brand specialized in computers with Linux has taken a further step in the relationship that unites it with the KDE community and is already among the highest level patrons of the project, according to the statement published by KDE.
Thus, the name of a small but industrious and committed Valencian company like Slimbook will be surrounded by that of the other corporate sponsors of the KDE project, including BlueSystems, Canonical, Google, SUSE or The Qt Company.
“Since our inception in 2015, we at Slimbook have done everything possible not only to sell quality GNU / Linux compatible hardware, but also to contribute and help those who create free and open source software. […] We take on our duty to support the KDE community with pride and we are honored to be KDE sponsors, "says Alejandro López, Slimbook’s commercial director.
“Slimbook’s attention to FOSS users as a hardware vendor is very important to KDE and the community at large. For KDE, being able to move beyond the software experience to well-integrated, tangible solutions has been a dream come true. Working together on different collaborations over the years has been really exciting and we look forward to continuing to do so with Slimbook as a sponsor, "adds Aleix Pol, President of KDE eV.
The relationship between KDE and Slimbook began, as noted, a few years ago and its most obvious manifestation is the KDE Slimbook, an ultraportable that shows its intentions from the very cover (in the header image), going through the hardware tuning and software that guarantees full compatibility, up to the pre-installed operating system, KDE neon.
The latest update of the KDE Slimbook was launched a few months ago, increasing the options in terms of size, to choose now between 14 and 15 inches, as well as renewing the processor for the new AMD Ryzen Renoir 4000 (4800 H). Part of the profit made from selling a KDE Slimbook unit goes towards helping finance the KDE project.
Similarly, Slimbook has been collaborating with various community-based initiatives in various ways for quite some time, either by providing spaces to organize workshops, or by helping to fund events such as Akademy itself, the annual conference of the KDE community both nationally and internationally. With the full sponsorship announced today, the collaboration is expanding.