The KDE and Xfce variants of the recently updated Linux Mint desktop operating system could well arrive within a matter of weeks, according to project leader Clement Lefebvre
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The PC desktop has made significant strides, thanks in no small measure to open source and Linux, says Jack Wallen
A few basic facts could be all that stands between a novice user enjoying the Linux operating system and a very bumpy ride, says Jack Wallen
It might turn into a real monster, but Jack Wallen thinks he knows exactly what features he'd include in his ideal desktop
After having looked at three more or less "traditional" Linux desktops on a netbook - Ubuntu Unity, KDE Plasma Netbook and Jolicloud - now I am going to look at a very un-traditional desktop, MeeGo. Descended from the Moblin project, and now being developed jointly by Intel and Nokia, MeeGo is intended to be a user interface for the entire range of mobile products, including netbooks, tablets, smart phones and more.
In this week's Patch Monday podcast, ZDNet.com.au staffers Renai LeMay and Chris Duckett discuss why they use Linux full time where they can and what they like and don't like about it.
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.
Long overshadowed by its GNOME and KDE-based brethren, Xubuntu is a handy Ubuntu solution for older PCs or for users that want a lighter desktop footprint.
A look at what to expect from the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the final product of which is due on 22 January
The latest version of the KDE desktop environment, mostly used on Linux, arrived last week (4.2 RC1), with the final product due on 22 January. We had a peek inside to see what this overhaul offers.
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.
Murdock has penned in more market cap than Microsoft has, and is building something solid on that base that applications can be written to, regardless of distribution or user interface. Write your program to the LSB, in other words, and it will run on Novell or Ubuntu, under KDE or GNOME.
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