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 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.
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
Enlightenment 0.20.2 released end of last year, is a bugfix release with improvements on the 0.20.1 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.2 changelog: Add missing function prototype for e_winlist_direction_select emix: Rename parameter bool to mute wayland: Add support for wl_surface.damage_buffer alsa: fix a valgrind warning mixer: only save state if not in init simplify e_mouse_update() code for x11 compositors only show x11 clients during MapNotify/Request if they have Normal state show non-new x11 clients immediately when changing Withdrawn - Normal ignore withdrawn state for x11 override clients during show Set QT_QPA_PLATFORM theme to gtk2 enhance winlist next window selection Install Enlightenment 0.
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.
Telegram Desktop 0.9.15 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Telegram Desktop 0.9.15 changelog: Sticker management: manually rearrange your sticker packs, pack order is now synced across all your devices Click and hold on a sticker to preview it before sending New context menu for chats in chats list Support for all existing emoji Install Telegram Desktop 0.
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.
Telegram Desktop 0.9.13 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Changelog since Telegram Desktop 0.9.13 Groups can now have multiple administrators with the ability to edit the name and logo, and add and remove members Groups that have reached their capacity of 200 users can be upgraded to supergroups of up to 1,000 members Bug fixes and other minor improvements Install Telegram Desktop 0.
According to a recent mailing list sent out by Thomas, work is currently in progress to enable Ubuntu with Mir Desktop to offer Multi-Monitor Display support. This is as a result of numerous requests by Ubuntu users to support a multi-monitor screen. In the context of convergence, the Unity8 desktop environment will be powered by Mir. With that, the approach presented in is not going to work as X is not going to be around as the primary display server anymore Mir does not expose information about the global coordinate system (required to get window placement right) However, as the consistent placement of windows (in multi-monitor scenarios) has been requested numerous times for the current version of Unity, we decided that Mir should offer support for it out of the box.
Vendetta Online 1.8.360 recently released, is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc. A notable update to this release is Vendetta is widely regarded as the first MMO to launch support for the Rift, back in July of 2013, and as a result, this update now comes with the latest 0.8 SDK support, along with adding many new VR-specific features and improvements. Vendetta Online 1.8.360 changelog: Oculus Rift “Beta Test” VR support updated to the 0.
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 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.
Telegram Desktop 0.9.10 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Changelog since Telegram Desktop 0.9.10 New shared audio files section New design for popup menus Add captions to any photos you send Surround text with `single backticks` for inline monowidth code and “`triple backticks“` for blocks of code The Tilde symbol is now displayed correctly Install Telegram Desktop 0.
The Manjaro Community has just released Manjaro Budgie 15.11 – new Budgie Desktop. Budgie 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 written from scratch with integration in mind. It tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. Budgie can now emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, optionally, via a setting in the panel preferences.
TeamViewer 10.x update recently released, is a remote control application that allows you to take control of any computer or Mac over the internet or on the network within seconds. You can also use TeamViewer for online meetings and collaboration. The latest release comes with tons of new features, one of which is One-click video calls – Reach out to your colleagues using video and VoIP in exceptional quality for both image and audio without having to first start a meeting.
RedisDesktopManager 0.8.0 RC1 recently released, is a cross-platform open source Redis DB management tool (i.e. Admin GUI). Redis Desktop Manager developed to replace hundreds of slow and ugly tools for redis. RedisDesktopManager 0.8.0 RC1 changelog: New features: Migrate from XML to JSON config connections.xml - connections.json (Import from XML still works, but deprecated) Automatic gzip decompression/recompression of values Key filtering (back-ported from 0.
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.
LXLE 14.04.2 Beta recently released, is based on Lubuntu which is an Ubuntu OS using the LXDE desktop environment. It is designed to be a drop-in and go OS, primarily for aging computers. Its intention is to be able to install it on any computer and be relatively done after install. In short, LXLE is an eclectic respin of Lubuntu with its own user support. A special thanks to Jeff Hoogland of Bodhi Linux for his help enabling UEFI support in the 64bit edition of LXLE.
If you want a Lightweight Desktop Environment for your CentOS/RHEL then Xfce is your ideal candidate. Unlike Gnome and KDE, Xfce takes very little resource of your system. Step 1: Download the install packages from EPEL repository – First install the wget package with following command [code language=”js”]# yum install wget[/code] – Download and install epel repo with following commands: For 64bit Centos system [code language=”js”] # wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
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.
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]
In my earlier post, I showed us how to Install CentOS 6.4 on VirtualBox using the minimal version which runs on CLI. Now I would show us how to install a GUI desktop environment on CentOS. For the purpose of this post, I will install GNOME Desktop and install some optional packages Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS using root account. Run the following command: yum -y groupinstall "