Vivaldi's 5.0 release might be seen as the release of two browsers -- one finely tuned for the desktop, and one designed for a wide range of Android devices.
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System76's CEO told FOSS Force that the company is in the early stages of putting a desktop project together, and cited 2023 as a potential release date.
Here you go, it's both a bit of a tutorial on how to use Xfce's panel applets, as well as something of an in-depth look at five of our writer's favorites.
Although changes made to Linux desktop environments over the last decade have given innovation a bad name, some, like KDE's Activities, show promise.
The user revolts against KDE 4, GNOME 3, and Unity have left desktop Linux developers with a fear of innovation, exactly when that's what's needed.
Eight years after the Gnome 2 desktop was replaced by Gnome 3, the older desktop environment remains one of the most used interfaces on desktop Linux.
The debate about whether KDE or GNOME is the better desktop environment for desktop Linux has been going on since before beginning of the 21st century. As with everything else in open source, it's really all just a matter of choice and what works better for you.
After you get Linux up and running on your computer, there are still a few things left to do. Here’s a short list that newcomers might find helpful.
Linux for Newcomers
Those who are new to Linux might just go to work right away after installing, or having someone else install, GNU/Linux. However, there are a few things you should do first. Some of them, such as updating your system and activating the firewall, are essential. Others are just things you do to customize your Linux experience.
Here’s a short checklist of things to do after you get Linux up-and-running on your computer. You should consider the first two items on this list as being required, with all the other items being optional. The list is specific to Linux Mint 18.x Xfce Edition, so if you’re using another flavor of Linux, you’ll be better off searching for another list.
Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001, she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and started covering Linux and FOSS in 2002 after making the switch to GNU/Linux. Follow her on Twitter: @BrideOfLinux