Desktop

Kexi

Kexi in Use

Kexi is an integrated data management application and forms part of the KOffice suite. It can be used for creating database schemas, inserting data, performing queries, processing data and producing reports. more>>

The Second-String Desktop

GNOME and KDE may be the heavy-hitters of the desktop world, and although all that power is nice, sometimes it's too bulky. That's where other desktop managers come in. more>>

Create Your Own Linux Desktop and Take It with You

Configure your own custom desktop and plug it in to any PC to re-create your working environment wherever you go. more>>

Organize Your Life with Nepomuk

Can KDE bring order from chaos? more>>
Gwibber screenshot

Social from the Start

The Ayatana Project is striving to improve the perception and presentation of information on the desktop. The fruits of the project can be seen in the way that social media and social networking are increasingly integrated into the core of the Ubuntu desktop. more>>
The GNOME Shell Activities Overview with Four Workspaces

Coming Soon to Linux Desktops

What's in store when the GNOME Project finally releases GNOME 3, and what will Canonical choose for the new Ubuntu? more>>

BackupPC

Some tools are so amazing, but unfortunately, if no one ever talks about them, many folks never hear of them. One of those programs is BackupPC. more>>

Control Your Linux Desktop with D-Bus

Using D-Bus, you can personalize and automate your desktop. more>>
Autokey: Desktop automation utility for Linux

Autokey: Desktop automation utility for Linux

Like many of you, I've been aware that there are several desktop automation utilities available for Linux, but until recently, I'd never used one. However, one of our readers sent me an email suggesting that I check out Autokey, so I did. more>>

command line

Command-Line Application Roundup

If you're wondering when the command line will die, the answer is simple: when we all decide to give up and use Windows. more>>

Navigating and Working in Scribus

Scribus has mixed reputation among free software users. On the one hand, users are vaguely aware of Scribus as a first-rate application that can hold its own against proprietary counterparts like InDesign. more>>

Take a screenshot!

I'll Show You Mine, You Show Us Yours

Before anyone shows me something we'll both regret, let me clarify I'm strictly talking about desktop screenshots.  :) more>>

2010 Readers' Choice Awards

Readers' Choice Awards 2010

The votes are in! Read on to find out how your favorites fared in this year's awards. more>>

Ubuntu Unity

When is a Gnome Not a Gnome? In Ubuntu 11.04!

At the Ubuntu Devloper Summit on Monday, it was announced that Ubuntu 11.04 will ship with Unity as its default shell.  It will still focus on Gnome applications, and depend heavily on the Gnome libraries -- but the default interface will be Unity.  For those unfamiliar with Unity, it's the default shell for the Netbook Edition of Ubuntu.

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5 Myths About OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice

Most free software accumulates myths. Most people only know about it second hand (if at all), but few are slowed by the fact that they don't know what they are talking about. more>>

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