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HP Pavilion dm1-4010ez - Installing Cinnamon

My lovely new HP sub-notebook is now happily running Linux Mint 12, and dual-booting Windows 7 Home Premium, as explained in the previous post on this subject. The desktop is Gnome 3 with the Mint Gnome Shell Extension (MGSE):I will note here that although this has been the standard desktop in Mint 12, and it is certainly more comfortable to use for those who are accustomed to previous Mint (and Gnome) releases, it is not without its drawbacks and unpleasant side effects.

January 6, 2012 by

Linux Mint 10 LXDE Released

If you are interested in a very solid Linux Distribution with a lightweight desktop (rather than the typical Gnome or KDE desktops), there was very good news for you yesterday. Linux Mint 10 (Julia) LXDE is now available.

March 17, 2011 by

Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers

I have been recently been looking into desktop managers other than Gnome and KDE. Of course, there are Ubuntu distributions with different desktop managers, including the "standard" Gnome, Kubuntu with KDE, and Xubuntu with Xfce.

April 28, 2009 by

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4?

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, we take to Sydney's streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration.

February 5, 2009 by

Torvalds dumps KDE for Gnome

Ticked off at the latest revamp of KDE, Linux progenitor Linus Torvalds has switched to GNOME. Apparently he thought KDE 4.0 was a "disaster" and "half-baked". Harsh words indeed.

January 26, 2009 by

Does the new Windows 7 taskbar look like the KDE 4 taskbar?

When I started posting screenshots of the new Windows 7 desktop several people commented both in the TalkBack and via email on how similar the Windows 7 taskbar is to the KDE 4 taskbar. Not being familiar with KDE (I'm more of an Ubuntu user rather than Kubuntu) I didn't think much of this. After all, if you look closely enough, anything can look a bit like something that performs a similar function.

December 28, 2008 by

KDE 4 for Windows

Over the past few days several of you have suggested that I take a look at the new KDE 4 for Windows. Well, yesterday I downloaded the installer and took a look - and I'm pretty impressed by what I've seen so far.

January 25, 2008 by

Where does open source live?

Portland, the software, is a set of common interfaces for GNOME and KDE, the leading desktop Linux GUIs. Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE. Red Flag and Xandros are all going to ship Portland with their next releases.

October 13, 2006 by

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