'Linux Desktop' Tag Index

Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 14, 2015
What might replace the Linux desktop as we know it?
Tags: open source, Linux desktop
9 Hidden Features in KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 08, 2015
The menus and dialogs of KDE contain some surprises - and they're useful.
Tags: Linux desktop, KDE
Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 30, 2015
Mirroring desktops from one machine to another can greatly enhance the Ubuntu user experience.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop
11 Activities for KDE Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 24, 2015
The best way to explain the value of KDE Activities is to show how to construct some.
Tags: Linux desktop, KDE, KDE Plasma
7 Leading Applications for GNOME
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 17, 2015
The GNOME desktop may have declined in popularity, but its applications are booming.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome
Linux Remote Desktop Roundup
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 02, 2015
Remote Linux desktop software enables support options that make a big difference for Linux users.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
Which Linux Desktop is Right For You?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 02, 2015
Is a Linux desktop with a lot of bells and whistles best for you? Or do you like a simpler desktop?
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
Linux Desktop Evolution: Minor, Invisible, or Aesthetic
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 27, 2015
Expect a quieter era on the Linux desktop for the foreseeable future.
Tags: Linux desktop, KDE, Unity
Secret to Desktop Linux Adoption
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 20, 2015
If Linux is to see greater desktop adoption, one group of tech savvy individuals needs to take the lead.
Tags: Windows, Linux desktop
Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Switch to Each Leading Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 13, 2015
Even the simplest Linux desktop has its advantages and disadvantages.
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, xfce, Linux Distro
Linux Malware vs Phishing Schemes
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 15, 2014
Are Linux users more threatened by malware or phishing schemes? The difference isn’t even close.
Tags: Security Software, Linux desktop, phishing, malware analysis
My Favorite Linux Applications and Desktops
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 09, 2014
Forget the headlines. It's the everyday Linux apps that make free and open source software something to celebrate.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, KDE, Linux apps
The 9 Best Linux Distros
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 11, 2014
The best Linux distros, with a description of each distro to help you find one that’s best for you.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Debian, Fedora, Linux Distro
The Divisive Linux Community
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 14, 2014
Linux users find a lot to argue about, from audio tools to gaming to proprietary code.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop
Time to Replace XFCE?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 06, 2014
The XFCE Linux desktop has much to recommend it, yet users might also look at alternatives.
Tags: Linux desktop, xfce
Top Linux Myths Dispelled
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 08, 2014
Linux myths are many and varied, yet a look beneath the surface reveals how mistaken they are.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop
Why Linux Isn't a Desktop Alternative
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 27, 2014
It's not a matter of technology so much as one of attitude.
Tags: Linux desktop, Linus Torvalds
A Linux Desktop Designed for You
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 19, 2014
Looking for a Linux desktop? This roundup of the major contenders will help you find one that best fits your work habits.
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, Unity, Cinnamon Linux
Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 11, 2014
Linux benefits outweigh Linux challenges, yet the desktop clearly offers both.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, KDE
Best Linux Desktop: KDE's Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 21, 2014
KDE’s Plasma earns best Linux desktop honors due to its design, customization and innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, KDE, Best linux desktop
Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 14, 2014
The best Linux desktops for both newbie and advanced users, focusing on desktop ease of use and Linux tool set.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Linux desktop distro, Best linux desktop
Why XFCE is the Best Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 30, 2014
XFCE earn one pundit's Best Linux Desktop for its ease of use and repair, and its facility with older systems. 
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, xfce
7 Improvements The Linux Desktop Needs
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 17, 2014
What improvements to the Linux desktop would you add to this list?
Tags: Linux desktop, open source community
KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 20, 2014
Will KDE's new interface defaults escape the problems of its other redesigns?
Tags: open source, Linux desktop, KDE, interface redesign
Should You Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 05, 2014
Advice on making the Ubuntu upgrade decision and tips to make the upgrade process easier.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop
50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 16, 2014
These are some of the best Linux distributions for former Windows XP users and people who have older PC hardware.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Windows XP
What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 18, 2014
Why are classic desktops the most popular choice among Linux users?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, MATE
KDE Desktop vs. GNOME Apps: The Great Paradox
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 27, 2014
Polls show that KDE is the most popular Linux desktop. Yet more users prefer desktops that use GNOME technology. What's the explanation?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
GNOME: Key to Linux Desktop Unification?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 13, 2014
A look at GNOME's development indicates it will play an enduring role in the growth of the Linux desktop.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome
The Linux Desktop: 2013 in Review
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 10, 2013
The Linux desktop’s big trends included crowdfunding, the Ubuntu controversy, GNOME, Steam, and more.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, Canonical, Steam OS
Seven Things You Can Do in KDE (But Not on Other Linux Desktops)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 21, 2013
If you don't know KDE, you don't know what the Linux desktop can do.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
Linux Commands: Video of Time-Saving Commands
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 17, 2013
A look at some Linux commands that save time and improve work efficiency. 
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
Selecting a GNOME 2 Successor Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 16, 2013
GNOME 2 is dead. Long live GNOME 2.
Tags: open source, Linux desktop, Gnome, MATE, Gnome Shell
Linux Desktop: Change vs. Conservatism
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 18, 2013
Despite the conservatism of users, innovation hasn't died on the Linux desktop. It's just become very cautious in the last few year.
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, open source community
9 Major 2012 Events That Will Influence the Linux Desktop in Coming Years
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 27, 2012
2012 was a lively year on the Linux Desktop, with the promise of more to come next year.
Tags: open source, MySQL, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, tablet, Linux Mint, Calligra, MariaDB
Grudge Match: Ubuntu 12.10 vs openSUSE 12.2
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 10, 2012
Which of these Linux desktops is superior? That may depend on who’s using them.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, openSUSE
Seven Expectations of Linux Users
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 24, 2012
The assumptions built in to Linux accustom its users to taking charge of their computing.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop
The GNOME Exodus and KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 12, 2012
KDE is a mature desktop. So why aren't users who are fleeing Unity and the GNOME Shell considering it as an alternative?
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
Ubuntu 12.04 Delivers 5 Years of Enterprise Linux Desktop Support
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 26, 2012
Linux vendor aims to make it easier for companies to adopt the Linux desktop.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, enterprise linux
The GNOME 2 Zombie
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 05, 2012
Disappointment with GNOME 3 has users pining for GNOME 2. But it's not always wise to resurrect the dead.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
The Fragmentation of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 17, 2012
Dissatisfaction with Unity and GNOME, among other factors, is wreaking havoc on the Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, Unity
Is the Linux Desktop Dead?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 01, 2011
The increased importance of mobile computing raises questions about the Linux desktop's future.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
60 New Open Source Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2011
You might have missed some of these open source software projects that have debuted recently.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, open source apps
Judging Ubuntu: Failures and Successes
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 25, 2011
On Ubuntu's seventh anniversary, the dominant Linux distribution has a mixed record.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Canonical
KDE's 'Plasma Active' Tops GNOME 3 and Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 11, 2011
Designed for touch screen tablets, KDE's Plasma Active is clearly superior to its rivals.  
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, open source apps
Pros and Cons of Open Source Software
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 10, 2011
Does the cost advantage justify the limits on functionality?
Tags: open source, Linux desktop
Building the Ultimate Modern Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 20, 2011
A veteran Linux user lists his choices for a top-flight desktop.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
Windows 8, Metro, and the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 20, 2011
Windows 8's Metro could indicate an unfortunate direction in the future of the Linux desktop.
Tags: mobile, Linux desktop, Windows 8, Gnome, KDE, Metro browser
Eight Complaints About the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 08, 2011
The Linux desktop is like a colony that has gained independence yet still thinks that everything is done better in the mother country.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
Are Linux Users Smarter or is Everyone Else Just Lazy?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 15, 2011
Though some users claim the Linux desktop is difficult and complex, few real obstacles confront new users.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop
Seven Concerns on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 09, 2011
After years of trying to match proprietary desktops, the Linux desktop has yet to find a new destination -- or even a compass point.
Tags: Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, Unity
Does Loving Linux Make Us Dislike Windows?
By Matt Hart | Article Published August 08, 2011
Is the Linux-Windows debate about OS politics, or something more pragmatic?
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Linux desktop, Windows 7
Linux Desktop Hits and Misses
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 01, 2011
Peripheral compatibility, software quality and community issues on the Linux desktop.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop
Flash Drive Linux vs. Standard Linux Desktops
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 18, 2011
Carrying your Linux OS on a flash drive has distinct advantages over the traditional desktop-based configuration.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, flash drive
Should Your Business Remaster Its Own Linux Distro?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 23, 2011
Companies can re-brand existing Linux distributions with their own corporate identity to enjoy marketing and functional advantages.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Enterprise IT, business software
Linux 2.6.39 Debuts with Improved Performance
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 19, 2011
New kernel released by Linus Torvalds provides performance and virtualization improvements.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Red Hat, KVM, Linux kernel
Other Linux Distros' View of Ubuntu's Unity: It Ain't Pretty
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 17, 2011
Many Linux developers are surprisingly lukewarm about Unity, which may create a major challenge for Ubuntu.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Unity
Does Microsoft's Skype Purchase Hurt the Linux Desktop?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 16, 2011
What if Microsoft were to no longer maintain the Linux version of Skype?
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Skype
The Desktop Linux Paradox
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published May 12, 2011
The Linux desktop keeps evolving yet never attains actual success. When will the core problems be addressed?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads
Are Usability Studies Hurting the Free Desktop?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 10, 2011
Interface problems with KDE, GNOME and Ubuntu suggest that the Linux desktop may be headed in the wrong direction.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Gnome, KDE
How Ubuntu's Unity Can Be Improved
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 09, 2011
Ubuntu's developers could follow these tips to improve user experience for both existing and new Ubuntu users.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Canonical, Unity
Why Is Ubuntu's Unity Squeezing out GNOME 3?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 25, 2011
Given that Unity might be the Windows Vista of the Linux world, shouldn’t GNOME get more focus?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, Canonical
Seven Alternatives to GNOME 3
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 19, 2011
If the Linux destkop’s new version isn’t right for you, your options are numerous.
Tags: Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Gnome
Ubuntu Unity vs. GNOME 3: Which is Better?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 12, 2011
Both Linux desktops were designed with usability in mind, yet one seems to have a slight edge.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Gnome
GNOME vs. KDE: The Latest Round
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 05, 2011
Both GNOME and KDE Linux desktops have versions that are radically different from those each had a few years ago.
Tags: open source, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Gnome, KDE
Problems Linux Enthusiasts Refuse to Address
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 04, 2011
A Linux expert points out the nagging problems that keep the open source desktop from wide adoption.
Tags: open source, Linux, wireless, Linux desktop, USB
Will GNOME 3.0 Repeat the User Revolt of KDE 4.0?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 22, 2011
GNOME 3.0 is a release that will please developers and frustrate many users.
Tags: Linux desktop, Linux downloads, Gnome, KDE, open source software
15 Must-Have Linux Desktop Apps
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 07, 2011
Linux downloads for work and play, from document sharing to music-video to communications.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, audio
Why a Linux Aficionado Uses an iPhone
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 28, 2011
A Linux expert realizes that blind loyalty to a platform has its limitations.
Tags: open source, iPhone, iphone apps, Linux desktop, Linux downloads
20 New User Misconceptions about Linux
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 21, 2011
Is Linux free of malware? Do you have to be a geek to use Linux? Does Linux make a political statement?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, MP3
Nine Current Flame Wars in Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 16, 2011
Want to pick an argument about Linux? You’ve got a lot of choices.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, KDE
53 Open Source Replacements to Spice Up Your Desktop
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 15, 2011
Open source downloads for desktop search, virtual desktops, snazzy wallpaper and much more. Come on, live a little!
Tags: software, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools, open source software
The Joy of Remastering your Own Linux Distro
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 14, 2011
Remastering your own Linux distribution offers advantages like control, security and efficiency.
Tags: open source, Linux, enterprise software, Ubuntu, Linux desktop
Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 31, 2011
The Debian 6.0 relase puts to rest one longstanding myth while perpetuating another.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Debian, firmware
Eight Completely Free Linux Distros (And One More)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 25, 2011
Linux distributions that are completely free of proprietary software are a true rarity.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Debian, free software, FOSS




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