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4 Feb/11

Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu

Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I have a soft spot for the Enlightenment desktop. I have gone to all lengths to make sure my distribution of choice has either E16 or E17 installed for those days when I just need a little enlightenment. Those days are many. Fortunately there are plenty of others out there who feel the same, and the Enlightenment desktop benefits from this. You will find many distributions dedicated...

26 Set/10

A walk around the GNOME desktop

A walk around the GNOME desktop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”. With that thought in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give...

20 Set/10

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Being an old-school Linux user, one of the things that bothers me is that in some of the new distributions the CTRL-ALT-Backspace key combination (the combination that would usually kill and restart the X server) has been disabled. This key combination was always helpful when/if a program seemed to take over X Windows and keep you from getting it back. It doesn’t happen often, but I have found that no matter how stable the distribution, some rogue app is going to do this now and...




28 Ago/10

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

You’ve probably seen the advertisements for Windows 7 and the tiling windows feature. Believe it or not the very first tiling window manager was Siemens’s RTL (created in 1988). After that came a UNIX version called tAP (The Andrew Project) for the X Windowing System. Fast-forward to now and Microsoft claims to have innovated a new feature. Soon after that KDE refines the same feature and ads it into 4.4. Of course 4.4 was still suffering from numerous bugs. Fast-forward a...

23 Ago/10

Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion

Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion

If you’ve spent enough time around Linux you might have come across an installation process that requires the use of SVN. SVN is subversion which is a version control system based on CVS. What this means is that this tool manages files and directories and keeps track of the changes made to them. A lot of developers use tools like this in order to allow testers and other developers access to the most recent versions of their software. In effect, installing from subversion always guarantees...

8 Ago/10

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

As a writer one of the most important things for me is to keep organized. This may seem like a fairly simple task, but when you are doing everything from researching a topic to piecing together a much larger work, having fast access to all of the particular documents you are working on can make the difference between efficient work and a catastrophe. There are many ways to keep yourself organized. I’ve seen writers keep spreadsheets, use tools like Basket or OneNote, scratch...

31 Lug/10

Install KDE on Fedora 13

Install KDE on Fedora 13

If you downloaded and installed Fedora 13,  most likely you are using the GNOME desktop. If you’ve been reading me here on Ghacks long enough then you know I am fairly partial to the GNOME desktop. That doesn’t mean I feel KDE should get the cold shoulder. In fact, the latest iterations of KDE have made AMAZING strides in reaching (and nearly surpassing) GNOME in stability and speed. Because of this I have started a new “push” to cover the KDE desktop. But in...

21 Lug/10

Tweak Nautilus to better suit your needs

Tweak Nautilus to better suit your needs

If there’s one thing that Linux has it’s flexibility. And this is true from the top down; from the desktop environment all the way down to the kernel. One area that offers a lot of tweaks, one that most new users aren’t used to being able to tweak, is the file manager. This is true for both the GNOME file manager and the KDE file manager. The GNOME file manager is Nautilus. I’ve written about it before here on Ghacks (see Nautilus-related content on Ghacks) and...

11 Lug/10

Run Compiz with Xfce4

Run Compiz with Xfce4

So you’re enjoy the series on Xfce4. What’s more, you’re enjoying Xfce4 itself! It’s a fantastic desktop environment that should get far more attention than it does. And because Xfce 4 is so lightweight, you might get the idea that you could easily add more to it and hardly feel the hit. You are very correct with that though. In fact, you could add, say , Compiz (and Emerald) into the mix and hardly notice. But why would you do that? Because you can. That’s...

7 Lug/10

Installing and using Xfce 4

Installing and using Xfce 4

I don’t spend much time, or give much love to the other Linux desktops here on Ghacks. Well that’s going to change. In the next few weeks I am going to focus on some of the “other” window managers…not just “introductory” articles, but usability articles and more. I am going to start by showing how to install and start using Xfce 4. I have already introduced this lightweight window manager way back in my article “Get to know Linux: Xfce 4“....