Desktop Environment

Linux Distros Part 2

This is the continuation of our previous article, where we list some of the most popular Linux Distros. You can read the first part here.     Linux Distros Part 2   1. Slackware For many people, Slackware is considered the… Hackers distribution. It is the oldest Linux Distro that managed to “survive” until today, and no, it’s not the first Linux Distro as many people believe. It’s very strong and stable since 1993.

Linux Distros

One of the best characteristics of Linux is the unlimited choices of Linux Distros that offers to its users. Linux technically refers to the core of the operating system but usually when we’re talking about Linux, people usually understand that besides the core we’re also talking about the applications and the programs that surround it. The core package and also the applications and programs compose what we’re naming as Linux Distro.

Linux Distro Comparison

Linux Distro Comparison In this article you’ll see a Linux Distro Comparison. This way some new users will be helped, because when it comes to Linux, there are always a lot of choices. Even if you’re not a new user then and you’d like just to change from one distro to another, this is going to be a helpful guide for you in case you’re not already a pro. Choosing a Linux distribution isn’t always an easy choice.

Does Linux needs antivirus

Does Linux needs antivirus?   Using Windows OS without an updated AntiVirus is not really responsible. Many users though who switch to a Linux Distro like Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Manjaro or Fedora, ask them self’s if Linux needs antivirus . The short answer is no, and we’re going to see why. What is a virus, or else, a malware? In order for us to understand why an antivirus isn’t necessary in Linux it’s important to understand first how a virus/Trojan/key logger/work/whatever kind of malware works.

How to install Arch Linux

The following article is going to show you how to install Arch Linux by using Arch Install Scripts. BEFORE starting we would advise you to read this FAQ. “Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686/x86-64 general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling-release model. The default installation is a minimal base system, configured by the user to only add what is purposely required.

Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla Released

In a previous post we announced the updates of the rolling distribution Manjaro Linux, but as it seems the update, upgrades the system in to the edition Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla. The edition of Xfce remains the default desktop administrator and according to the post announcement of Manjaro Linux 16.10 not a few can claim to offer such an integrated and innovative experience Xfce.   So, the new distribution comes with Xfce 4.

Manjaro Linux: Update brings Linux Kernel 4.5.8-2

Manjaro Linux operating system updated yesterday, and the update was just announced. For those that don’t know about this OS, the Manjaro distribution is based on Arch Linux and it’s goal is to make things easier for the non-experienced Linux user. The Manjaro installation is simple and it can be done with 2 different ways, one via GUI and one via terminal.     In general Manjaro linux is good for your attention, and it brings a lot of promises for the future.

Repair Restore or Reinstall Grub 2 with Ubuntu CD or USB

In this article we’ll show you how to repair restore or reinstall Grub 2 with Ubuntu CD or USB. Grub 2 usually gets overridden when you install another OS. In order to make Ubuntu to control the boot process you’re going to need to Reinstall Grub using and Ubuntu live CD.         Warning: By using the “sudo” commant, especially form a live CD you can seriously harm your system.

Fedora 25(Beta) resets Linux performance bar

Fedora 25 beta version released this month by Red Hat. This release gives more to cloud and developer features which makes this Linux distribution more attractive to enterprise users. Fedora Linux is the version of Enterprise Linux(RHEL), and it includes a set of base packages that form the basic foundation of: Cloud, Server and Workstation. Each one of those targets a different group of users.     Fedora 25 Targeted Users So Fedora 25 release is most likely for enterprise users.

Released: Lumina Desktop 1.1

This weekend, a new version of Lumina got released, Lumina Desktop 1.1 . Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment. It uses an approach “plugin based” to the whole interface, and this is allowing the user to tune and tweak the desktop according to his personal needs and preferences. You can install it in almost any Linux distribution even though the developer says that it works best with TrueOS, including also Fedora, Arch and ofcourse Ubuntu.

Install Legacy “xorg” Apps on Unity 8 in Ubuntu 16.10

You can install and use legacy “xorg” apps on Unity 8 Desktop Session on Ubuntu 16.10 Ubuntu 16.10 comes with an optional Unity 8 pre-installed. Using Unity 8 on a Ubuntu 16.10 machine is actually a good experience. You can install more ‘Snap’ apps, like photo gallery, from the command line using: sudo snap install --edge --devmode gallery-app But what happens when you need the classic apps that we all know?

Enlightenment 0.21.2 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04 and Others

Enlightenment 0.21.2 recently released, is a bugfix release that improves on the 0.20.8 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.9 Highlights Fix wayland clients not deleting when they’re hidden Fix wayland extension global creation Fix bg with single jpeg images (no edj) remove need to create different dialog windows under wayland add key_up and key_down methods to sreen interface e: Don’t show two consecutive menu separators if there is no need in client menu improve quickaccess relaunch help dialog text clear wl subsurface data during delete only if subsurface is not also deleted add xwayland compat for efl 1.

KDE Plasma 5.7.1 released

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.1, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.7.1. Plasma 5.7 was released in July with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.7.1 Fix shadow rendering calculations. Fixes ‘Krunner has broken shadow / corners’ Make the systray work with scripting shell again.

Cinnamon 3.0.6 released, Install on Linux Mint

Cinnamon 3.0.6 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest release comes with a number of fixes highlighted below. Cinnamon 3.0.6 Changelog: Add a generic “bluetooth” icon power applet: Don’t connect to any signals that call _devicesChanged until we have the power proxy (since the callbacks assume we do have it).

Enlightenment 0.20.9 released, Install on Ubuntu

Enlightenment 0.20.9 recently released, is a bugfix release that improves on the 0.20.8 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.9 changelog e start – no it doesny need dbus-launch e – suspend.hibernat intelligently – dont account for ac power stop filling logs with buffer transform/scale spam change ‘if’ clause to make gcc-6 happy enlightenment_open: correctly return the exist status code of the executed command just a small patch to make sure evry_hide does not get called synchronously from an Evry_Action Updating italian translation remove pulse sinks/sources from list before running cbs which access the list fix e_place_zone_region_smart_cleanup() add client util function for detecting popups, block popups in ibar/tasks update README.

Cinnamon Desktop 3.0.2 released with lots of fixes

Cinnamon 3.0.2 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest release comes with a number of fixes highlighted below. Cinnamon 3.0.2 Highlights: Cache generated thumbnails Fix desktop effects on dialogs and menus This prevents desktop effects on dialogs and menus from being used if desktop-effects Power applet: Fixed declaration of alias variable Window list: Fixed call on null object Fix handling of device icon where gicon is None cinnamon-settings: Don’t set the stack switcher to use the main settings stack on creation This is causing visual glitches in a lot of gtk themes when changing from the main icon view to a page that displays the stack switcher Fix highlighting not working correctly for multiple instances of an applet ExtensionCore.

Cinnamon 3.0 released – A Desktop Interactive Environment

Cinnamon 3.0 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 3.0 Highlights: Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows Improved out of the box touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling can now be configured independently and are both enabled by default) New accessibility and sound settings (both rewritten as native cinnamon-settings modules) Battery powered devices can be renamed Different favorite applications can now be set for plain-text, documents and source code files Panel launchers now include application actions Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet The photo-frame desklet now also scans subdirectories Improved support for GTK 3.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS released

Martin Wimpress recently announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS which has been in development for nearly 2 years. This latest release features the latest MATE desktop environment, and support for Ubuntu Snappy command-line package manager.   Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Update: Added ubuntu-snappy-cli to the default install. Updated Ubuntu MATE Welcome to 16.04.9. Updated translations and assorted bugs fixes Updated to install Telegram from a PPA maintained by Martin Wimpress that has fixes Indicator icons.

Budgie Remix 16.04 RC1 released

Budgie Remix Desktop 16.04 RC1 recently released, is designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. A huge advantage for the Budgie desktop is that it is not a fork of another project, but rather one written from scratch with integration in mind. Budgie Remix Changelog since beta 2 Revised installer options – direct installation on non-efi installs is hidden Updated Ubiquity Slideshow TLP, GNOME Calendar added as default applications Plank Dock is added by default.

Budgie 10.2.5 released – How To Install Budgie Desktop

Budgie 10.2.5 desktop recently released, is focused on the introduction of further refinements to the user experience. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS. Highlights Of Budgie 10.2.5 Release An elegant slide-in animation now used for the first launch of the panel, ensuring its only shown when the panel is fully loaded, and while loading the applets will show up in their correct order Increased the spacing between panel applets.

GNOME 3.20.1 – Linux Desktop Environment released

GNOME 3.20.1 had just been released this week as the latest stable version of the GNOME desktop environment. This latest release is the first update to GNOME 3.20 and it comes with many bug fixes, documentation and translation updates, and various improvements. If you want to compile GNOME3.20.1 at any point in time, you can use jhbuild module sets. See link below for files: https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.20.1/ A full updates and Improvements on this release can be found in following links: Core – https://download.

Enlightenment DR 0.20.3 Released with bugfix

Enlightenment DR 0.20.3 recently released, improves on the 0.20.2 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.3 changelog: e randr – fix randr dialog to do restore right again Fix xbl_avail variable being used when it could be undefined Fix spelling in .pc file e_grabinput: do not pass a faulty time block input devices from backlight list unpopulate all gadcons during shutdown add shelf callback for hidden state and trigger extra hide-on-show if hiding un-defer comp util object hiding if second hide occurs during animation add special case for frame adjustment during first recalc of new clients test given coordinates in smart window placement algorithm remove wayland function usage from grabinput methods simplify and clarify winlist directional selection action code check all corners of an object in e_comp_object_util_zone_get() disable custom logging when eina backtrace is active select mixer popup sink after popup has been fully initialized optimize zoomap recalc during recursion make ibar config pointer EINTERN do full cleanup when overriding existing comp autoclose object remove configs for illume modules allow NULL object in e_comp_object_util_autoclose() improve menu hiding and autoclose make E_DESK_TYPE an int define enforce border_fix_on_shelf_toggle config option in shelf create comp object updates tiler in helper function from either show or damage do not unset comp object native surface during shape apply unset WM_STATE for x11 clients upon unmapping them if available, use wl output (nested) for wayland compositor creation use more correct defines for enabling wl output modules during comp init automatically attempt to create a wayland x11 output during comp init

GNOME 3.19.3 released with Improvement on GTK+ drag and Drop, Nautilus

GNOME 3.19.3 had just been recently released a week before Christmas. This release comes with plenty of updates, improvements and bug fixes which includes GNOME Maps now supports editing locations in OpenStreetMap, wayland: Implement DND icon hotspot API, more of the DND implementation is now handled in GDK: creating the drag window, moving the window along with the cursor, the drag cancel animation. Others are: Mouse – Added a notification for the multiple copy actions, and a new menu for actions on the view Mouse – Force 2-finger scroll by default if available – Migrate scroll-method key to new edge-scrolling-enabled key The libdbus-1 backend has been removed.

MATE Desktop 1.12.1 released as bug fix

MATE Desktop 1.12.1 recently released, is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. This latest release brings mostly bug fixes. Install Mate Desktop 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install mate-dock-applet Remove Mate Desktop sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate Install Mate Desktop 1.

Enlightenment 0.20.1 Released with number of bug fixes

Enlightenment 0.20.1 recently released, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment 0.20.1 changelog: e backlight – avoid seg when comp is shut down and backlight updated e comp – set e_comp to null on shutdown so others dont access junk e zone – handle null e_comp if comp is already shut down e randr – feature fix that allows config to jump to specific screen e exec – fix missing ref and unref for instance event e randr – fix silent free of data behind randr’s back e comp randr support – fix leak of randr info e randr2 – remove auto-clone and now make randr dialog come up instead e randr – fix leak of modes list in randr code e – fix using an invalid icon theme – fall back to hicolor if not exists e – fix leak added by previous fix for icon theme use client geometry for calculations in x11 ConfigureRequest handler reshuffle all notifications on a notification merge disable redirection toggling for the nocomp client fix wl-x11 make/install rules to not include nonexistent DATA files enforce wayland subsurface stacking order when parent surface is restacked apply already-committed wayland subsurface positioning after parent surface move init ecore-x during wl-x11 init to ensure DISPLAY is set move comp canvas resize callback to monitor elm win geometry do not apply x11 randr iface in wl-x11 if running nested in x11 add wayland shell private data for managing shell-specific data do not drop subsurface buffer early after commit from cache make e_comp_wl_surface_attach static and take a surface state set wayland new client focus based on accepts_focus and !

Solus Budgie Next Desktop integrated with GNOME Session

Solus Budgie Next Desktop released with GNOME Session integration, with multilib update. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution released early this year Budgie Next Desktop Work has progressed well on the rewrite of Budgie. The rewrite is now integrated into GNOME Session and uses its phase initialization system, so Budgie starts in the panel initialization phase and the window manager in the WindowManager phase.

Enlightenment DR 0.20 Released with Full Wayland Support

Enlightenment DR 0.20 Desktop Environment released late last month, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment is comprised of both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects.

Enlightenment DR 0.19.13 released as bugfix improvement on the 0.19.12 release

Enlightenment DR 0.19.13 recently released, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment is comprised of both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects.

GNOME Shell 3.18.2 released fixes login screen getting stuck after authentification

GNOME Shell 3.18.2 has just been released with lots of bugfixes. Gnome Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a visually attractive and easy to use experience. GNOME Shell 3.18.2 changelog Fix fullscreen animation glitches Fix window menu being closed immediately in top orientation Respect text-scaling factor under wayland Fix login screen getting stuck after authentification Fix overview being toggled while still animating Improve robustness of browser plugin Misc.

MATE Desktop 1.12 released with improvement on Multi monitor support

MATE Desktop 1.12 Desktop Environment recently released, the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE 1.12 changelog Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK 3.18 support. Touchpad support is significantly improved and now features multi touch and natural scrolling. Multi monitor support has been improved so the display settings use output names and the revised UI lets you set the primary monitor.

LinuxConsole 2.4 Lightweight (LXDE Desktop) released

LinuxConsole 2.4 Lightweight (LXDE Desktop) recently released, is a lighweight distribution for children and kids. LinuxConsole 2.4 Lightweight (LXDE Desktop) could be installed on computers used by childs or and teenagers. You can install many games, educational, internet and music software. The CD ISO contains all libraries, the LXDE Desktop, drivers and the game “Supertuxkart”. The DVD ISO comes with many applications like libreoffice or the game 0ad. About LinuxConsole 2.

MATE 1.10.0 Desktop Environment released

MATE 1.10.0 Desktop Environment recently released, is one of the most lightweight and appreciated open source desktop environments used in numerous distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu MATE and Linux Mint, has reached today version 1.10.0, a released that introduces several new features and a great. MATE 1.10.0 changelog Turn MateRRScreen, GnomeRRConfig and GnomeOutputInfo into a GObject Add gobject introspection Many RANDR fixes interface: add automatic-mnemonics key for Gtk xsetting use GDK_WINDOW_XID for inter-GTK compatibility Updated mpaste for website change Added org.

Xfce 4.12 released

Xfce 4.12 a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10 was recently released. Xfce is a lightweight, open-source desktop environment for Linux and Unix systems. It is based on GTK+2, and a partial support for GTK+3 implemented. This latest release focused more on polishing user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies. Xfce 4.12 key highlights The window manager gained a new themable Alt+Tab dialog with optional windows preview and a list mode.

Change your Ubuntu Folder color

If you desire to have a better visual layout of your Ubuntu folder directories, then Folder Color is what you need. Folder Color is an open-source application that allows users to easily color or change the color of their folder icons. This was initially used in Nautilus but now also added to the default repoitory for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. Folder Color supports the following file browsers Nautilus, Nemo & Caja in these desktops: Unity, GNOME, Cinnamon, & MATE You can choose the color or emblem of a folder from a predefined color templates Change the color of a folder with just a right click!

Cinnamon 2.4 released with new features

Cinnamon 2.4 which was recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon is a GTK+ 3-based desktop environment, forked from the GNOME Shell. Cinnamon was developed and maintained by Linux Mint team. There is also plan by the Linux mint team to release Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” with Cinnamon 2.4. Cinnamon 2.4 update CJS was rebased to reduce memory usage 30 memory leaks were fixed in this release Added Mint-X icon theme for Cinnamon Settings Cinnamon desktop now starts with a zoom animation The login sound is now handled directly by Cinnamon Similar to Windows, “Super+e” now opens up the home directory Modules in Cinnamon Settings and categories in the application menu are now sorted alphabetically.

KDE plasma 5.1 officially released

KDE team has released its first KDE Plasma 5 maintenance release – KDE Plasma 5.1. This release contains new features including a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Based on feedbacks from the community, the KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.

Enlightenment E19 Released with Improved Wayland Support

Enlightenment E19 Desktop Environment is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment is comprised of both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects.

Bodacious Budgie v7 Released with Added Notifications Support

Ikey Doherty has announced the release of Bodacious Budgie v7 Desktop – aka Bodacious Budgie. This release now has an added notifications support, added initial X11 tray (notification area) which will eventually be superseded by appindicator support, fixed a fair few bugs with session and widgets, and Budgie Popovers now use “native” GtkPopover styling. In short, it allows the sexiness of your theme to continue with Budgie Budgie Notifications

Update: Cairo Dock 3.3.99 RC1 Released

Cairo Dock is a desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable, and is desktop-agnostic. It has a powerful DBus interface, to be controlled from a terminal or another application. You can see it as a good alternative or addition to Unity, Gnome-Shell, Xfce-panel, KDE-panel and even LXDE-panel for a light and sexy interface . It features docks, panels, desklets, a full keyboard control, tons of applets, themes, and much more.

KDE 4.14 Last Major KDE Software Compilation Released

The KDE team has just announced the release of KDE 4.14 Software Compilation, which is the last major release of 4.x branch, and its dedicated to the memory of Volker Lanz, one of the maintainers KDE who passed away in April. This release KDE 4.14 offers more software stability, with little emphasis on new and less-proven stuff. Few of the key improvements and bugfixes made in the release includes: Support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol (before only HTTP type was supported) Support for audio calls (both protocols libjingle Google and Real Jingle) for * all * Jabber Accounts, enabled by Default Show full range of jabber priorities in account config dialog New Lua backend Support to plot extension in Python 2 backend Improved VI mode Comment blocks can be folded automatically to save screen space Improved C ++ import (map declarations to correct namespace) Support for loading ArgoUML files (without Diagrams) Highlighting of the current item in the Places Panel is prettier Dolphin now shows thumbnails of .

Budgie Desktop v6 Released With Brand New Panel Editor

Ikey Doherty has just announced the release of Budgie Desktop v6. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution released early this year. See how to install Evolve OS Alpha 1 with Budgie Desktop on VirtualBox. Panel Editor Budgie Desktop v6 release comes with several bug fixes in the panel and menu components, as well as the introduction of a brand new Panel Editor, including customisable layouts and GNOME Panel theme integration.

Kubuntu Plasma 5 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Daily Build Released

The ISO Image files for Kubuntu Plasma 5 for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) daily build is now available for download. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE’s workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices.

Cinnamon 2.3 Released with Bugfixes

Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The latest Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Cinnamon 2.3 is an unstable cycle towards Cinnamon 2.4 and its available in github. This update comes with following bug fixes Fix Cinnamon background being reset or overwritten by GNOME background at startup.

KDE Plasma 5.0.1 First Bugfix Released

KDE had just recently released its first bugfix update to Plasma 5 which is KDE Plasma 5.0.1. Plasma 5 was released a month ago with many feature refinements and streamlining the existing codebase of KDE’s popular desktop for developers to work on for the years to come. This latest release, versioned 5.0.1, adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important such as fixing text which couldn’t be translated, using the correct icons and fixing overlapping files with KDELibs 4 software.

Second Release of KDE Frameworks 5 Out

KDE today announced the second release of KDE Frameworks 5. In line with the planned release policy for KDE Frameworks this release comes one month after the initial version was released and it comes with both bugfixes and new features. KDE Frameworks as 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.

Install Elementary OS Pantheon DE on Ubuntu 14.04

Pantheon is the default desktop environment originally created for the elementary OS distribution. It is written from scratch using Vala and the GTK3 toolkit. With regards to usability and appearance, the desktop has some similarities with GNOME Shell and Mac OS X. Because elementary OS itself was built from the same core as Ubuntu LTS versions, installing Pantheon Desktop Environment becomes much easier on the different versions of Ubuntu derivatives.

Install KDE Plasma 5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

KDE proudly announces the immediate availability of Plasma 5.0, providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE’s workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices.

Install Budgie Desktop 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session using libmutter and a bottom panel. It’s the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution recently released. I have written an article on how to install Evolve OS Alpha 1 with Budgie Desktop on VirtualBox As noted by the author, the reference wayland compositor, Weston, has a few problems that will cause major headaches for budgie: Cannot determine own X and Y position (panel) Cannot actually set X and Y (panel), so will hack Mutter to use gravity, private protocol Wayland doesn’t agree with things like wnck.

Install Ubuntu MATE Remix with Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to install Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic release with Ubuntu MATE Remix Desktop Environment 1.8. Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike. [box type=”info” icon=”info”]Ubuntu MATE Remix is not an official Canonical project, but a community-driven one and it is not yet an official Ubuntu flavor[/box] Step 1: Download Ubuntu MATE 14.

Next Generation of Lightweight DE – LXQt 0.7.0

LXQt (Qt Port & LXDE) is the first release of the Next Generation Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Features The inclusion of PCManFM-Qt, the Qt port of LXDE’s desktop and file manager An all-new modular architecture, allowing users and maintainers to easily swap out components of the desktop for third party apps Several improvements to the system settings along with the inclusion of screens management, keyboard settings and file associations Improvements to cursor and appearance settings Improved support for systemd-based setups Ongoing work on Qt 5 compatibility.

Set KDE as CentOS 6.5 default desktop

When you have more than one desktop environment including Gnome installed on CentOS, its default desktop session is set to Gnome. If you desire to have the machine boot into another desktop other than Gnome, for instance KDE, then follow this simple steps outlined below to achieve this Steps: – Log into CentOS using root account. Run following command to create the desktop file [code language=”js”]# vi /etc/sysconfig/desktop[/code] – Enter the following lines shown below.

Install K Desktop Environment on CentOS 6.5

The K Desktop Environment(KDE) is a graphical desktop, similar in function to the GNOMEdesktop which I had earlier posted (Installing GNOME on CentOs 6.5). It uses many of the same freatures as GNOME, including icons, windows, menus, and a panel. Some people prefer KDE over Gnome but for me they both look similar Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS with root account. Run the following command to install the latest desktop packages: [code language=”js”]# yum -y groupinstall “KDE desktop” “X Window System” “Fonts”[/code]

KDE Platform 4.10 Opens Up More APIs to Qt Quick

The release of the KDE Development Platform 4.10 sees more work on a comprehensive SDK for Plasma. Previously separate and distinct components, such as plasmoidviewer, plasamengineexplorer and plasmawallpaperviewer, are now part of PlasMate, the toolset for developing Plasma widgets. KDE software, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE software runs on various hardware configurations and CPU architectures such as ARM and x86, operating systems and works with any kind of window manager or desktop environment.