Tag Archives: Linux

RE: Squandering one of the industry’s best open source talents

Now, one thing that Mr. Asay seems to either a) forget or b) fail to recognize is that the concept of rapid application development (RAD), was pretty much completely non-existent on Linux prior to the Mono stack. Engineering a .Net solution for Linux desktops, Miguel and the rest of the Mono team has successfully brought RAD to Linux in a big way. Several of the more popular Gnome applications are Mono based (Banshee, Tomboy, and Beagle). Continue reading

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Ubuntu-based Dell Computers $50 Cheaper

It turns out that getting yourself an Ubuntu Linux based Dell PC/Laptop is only $50 cheaper than the same computer with Windows installed. Continue reading

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Desktop Searching on Linux

Last week Google entered the realm of Linux desktop searching with their release of the Google Desktop for Linux. This is big news for Linux users because it brings the extremely popular desktop indexing and searching tool to their desktop. However, it also means that they have yet another choice in the field of applications they can use to index and search their data. Continue reading

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Google Desktop for Linux Released

Yea, title kind of says it all. Google has released a Linux version of their Google Desktop. I have just installed it and I am going to let it index overnight. I’ll follow up later today as I play with it more. Continue reading

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Customizing Your Gnome Desktop (Conclusion)

We have completed our latest series entitled “Customizing Your Gnome Desktop” and it was a nice one. We talked about customizing your background while touching on customizing your icons. We looked at window borders and GTK2.X controls. And to top it all off we went over customizing the Gnome Panel. Continue reading

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Customizing Your Gnome Desktop: Gnome Panel

For the final part of our series on customizing your Linux Gnome desktop, we are going to look at the Gnome Panel. The Gnome Panel are the bars that hold your menu and window list. They can be made to hold other components as well. They can also be customized to blend into your desktop and by doing so they can really tie the whole look of the desktop together. Continue reading

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