Tag Archives: Open Source Software

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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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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Running Compiz Fusion

I made the switch from Beryl to Compiz-Fusion just now. Overall I like the fact that I have some of my favorite Beryl plugins in Compiz and that there is finally a Compiz Settings Manager so that I can easily set up the plugins to my liking. Continue reading

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Customizing Your Gnome Desktop: Buttons & Windows Borders

Not in Linux, and more specifically not in Gnome (our focus). On a Linux desktop, you will find that you can completely customize the appearance of your desktop to your liking and while some of the cooler looking effects take some practice and a lot of reading (stuff we will not be going over here), you can make your Linux desktop resemble Windows or OSX, while at the same time you can make it completely original. Continue reading

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Customizing Your Gnome Desktop: Wallpaper

This week during our “Customizing Your Gnome Desktop” series, we are going to look at customizing your desktop background, better known as the wallpaper. This is probably the easiest thing to customize on a Gnome (or Linux) desktop. It is about the same level of simplicity that is required to change the desktop wallpaper in Windows. Continue reading

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