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The Current State of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 30, 2013
It's a contradictory era on the desktop today.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, community, Unity
Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 22, 2013
Kubuntu offers many of the same features as Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop instead of Unity.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, KDE, desktop, Unity, Kubuntu
Linux Virtual Workspaces--How Do They Differ?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 11, 2013
Here's how KDE, GNOME, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon and Xfce each implement virtual workspaces.
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, KDE, xfce, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, MATE
GNOME 3 and Unity Alternatives: Cinnamon vs. Mate
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 16, 2013
Looking for the GNOME 2 experience? Linux Mint is the obvious choice. But how do its two desktops--Cinnamon and Mate--compare?
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, MATE
GNOME or KDE? The Old Question Is New Today
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 09, 2013
Despite the growing number of choices, the question on the desktop today remains "GNOME or KDE?"
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, MATE
Ubuntu, openSUSE and the Definition of Easy
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 19, 2013
There's less difference between Ubuntu and a traditional distro than many often claim.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, SUSE, openSUSE, Unity
Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 18, 2013
You don't have to love everything Ubuntu does, but don't forget its noteworthy achievements and contributions to the Linux community.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, distribution, desktop, Canonical, community, Unity
How Ubuntu Turned Search in the Dash into a PR Crisis
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 26, 2013
Sometimes, how you handle a feature's criticisms is as important as its specs.
Tags: open source, Linux, Amazon, search, Ubuntu, desktop, Unity
Seven Features I Fantasize About Seeing on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 12, 2013
Which innovations might improve the free desktop without scaring users away?
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, KDE, desktop, Unity
9 Things That Are Never Admitted About Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 22, 2013
What are the taboo subjects in open source today? You might guess some of them, but others might surprise you.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, FOSS, desktop, Mark Shuttleworth, Unity, Richard Stallman
Experimentation vs. Tradition: The Future of Innovation on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 08, 2012
The new diversity of Linux desktop choices could actually hinder innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity
Choosing a Desktop: Mate vs Xfce
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 31, 2012
Trying to decide between Mate and Xfce as your Linux desktop? Although both come from a similar tradition, the two are more than just equivalents.
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, xfce, desktop, Unity, MATE
Desktop Dis-Unity: Ubuntu Adds Web-Search to the Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 25, 2012
The problem isn't that Ubuntu introduced an affiliate program. It's the program's implementation that is attracting criticism.
Tags: Linux, ecommerce, Ubuntu, Unity
Which Linux Desktop Will Dominate in the Future?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 07, 2012
Will KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Unity, Cinnamon or Mate hold the lead in the years ahead?
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, xfce, Unity
Linux Desktops and Linux Personalities: What's Your Perfect Match?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 19, 2012
Finding your perfect match with a Linux desktop environment can be worse than using an online dating site. Here are some suggestions to clarify the process.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Unity, Cinnamon
Is Xfce a GNOME and Unity Replacement?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 30, 2012
The new Xfce just might be a refuge for users fleeing GNOME and Unity.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, xfce, Unity
Linux Desktops: Cinnamon vs. Unity
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 14, 2012
The Unity Linux desktop is best suited for newbies, while Cinnamon is ideal for intermediate and advanced users.
Tags: Linux, Unity, Cinnamon
7 Reasons to Like and Dislike Ubuntu Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 01, 2012
In its latest release, Unity is neither as hopeless as its detractors insist nor as extraordinary as its supporters claim.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Unity
Seven Tools for Improving Ubuntu Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 13, 2012
Those who dislike Unity are finding ways to make it more like its ancestor GNOME 2.  
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Unity
Is Ubuntu 12.04 a Linux Game Changer?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 05, 2012
With improvements in Unity, the upcoming Ubuntu release has much to recommend it.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Unity
Why Distros Are (or Aren't) Using Ubuntu's Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 28, 2012
Why do distributions decide to use or not use Unity? The answers aren't what you'd expect.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Unity
Do Linux Novelty Desktops Threaten Linux Adoption?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 13, 2012
Recent moves by Canonical may not be beneficial for growing Linux market share.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Unity
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
KDE Widgets: Why They Matter
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 06, 2011
KDE offers a broad array of widgets to make your daily work easier and faster.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, widgets, Unity
GNOME vs. KDE vs. Unity: Performing Seven Basic Tasks
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 08, 2011
How do the top Linux desktops compare when you're doing basic tasks? The answers may surprise you.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Unity
Shuttleworth: Linux Power Users Aren't too Cool for Unity
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 31, 2011
Ubuntu now has 20 million users as founder takes aim at Unity interface criticism and lays out a plan for the cloud, desktop and everything in between.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth, Unity
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta and Unity: Mixed Verdict
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 13, 2011
With the beta release, we can start to judge Unity as a mature product -- and the verdict is decidedly mixed.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Unity
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
GNOME vs. KDE vs. Unity: Customization Tools and Ease of Use
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 26, 2011
Which of the three major Linux desktops offers the most customization tools, and which tools are easiest to use?
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Unity
Choosing the Best Linux Desktop: KDE, Unity, GNOME
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 13, 2011
Pros and cons of the KDE, Unity, GNOME 2, and GNOME 3 Linux desktops.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Unity
Ubuntu Unity, GNOME 3: The Video Driver March of Folly
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 24, 2011
Leading Linux desktops now require hardware acceleration, posing a potential problem for Linux’s continued growth.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux downloads, Gnome, Unity, video codecs
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
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
Jono Bacon Defends Ubuntu: An Insider's Perspective
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 28, 2011
Ubuntu's community manager responds to a recent Datamation article that sparked widespread discussion.
Tags: Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, FOSS, Unity
Ubuntu's Unity Desktop: Tragically Ironic Product Name
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 11, 2011
Ubuntu’s move to use Unity instead of the GNOME shell of previous releases is sparking discord.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, open source software, Unity