Desktop

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>>

FlashVideoReplacer - Use Native Video Playback Facilities On Sites Like Youtube

FlashVideoReplacer is a Firefox add-on that strips out the Flash video on sites such as YouTube, automatically replacing it with a standard video file that is re-embedded on the page. In a nutshell, this means that a native player is used instead of the embedded Flash player. more>>

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org Draw: Objects and Their Problems

OpenOffice.org Draw is all about objects -- items inserted into a document, each of which can be edited independently. In fact, whether you insert a picture from a file or create an object selected from the primitives (basic shapes) in the Drawing toolbar, everything in Draw is a frame. Even text in Draw is an object, and behaves differently from ordinary text in Writer. more>>

What Does Your Desktop Look Like?

After my fourth desktop installation in as many days, I suddenly realized a couple of things.  One:  I like trying out new distributions, and two:  I noted how uncluttered my preferred interface is.  See below. more>>
Freetype

Prettier Fonts Coming Your Way

There was a time when Linux was notorious for having what was called "fugly" fonts. Things improved a bit over the years, but thanks to expiring patents things are about to get even better. more>>

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org 3.3 Definitely On Its Way

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released on June 4 and a new master workspace was branched off for the upcoming 3.3 on June 5. The code in this branch will be stabilized and later become the product release that will find its way onto your desktops. more>>

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