Tag: desktop

Does Android Count in the Big Linux Scheme of Things?

When judging the success, or lack thereof, of Linux, many proponents of Linux often cite the success of the Android mobile operating system. After all, a majority of smartphones in the world now run Android, which has Linux as its

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Review: KDE 4.7 Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and Platform

The KDE software compilation is a complete desktop experience that runs on top of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux distributions. KDE consists of Plasma Workspaces (the desktop environment), KDE Applications, and KDE Platform. Version 4.7.0 of KDE introduces some new

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7 Ways to Launch Programs in KDE

One of the most basic and important things you will ever do with your computer is launch programs. Typically, operating systems have one or two methods for achieving this, such as opening a menu (Windows) or folder (Mac OS X),

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Linux and the Dual Monitor Dilemma

This has been an ongoing issue for me.  Not all Linux desktop environments respond the same to dual monitor hardware configurations, and not all of them function well when it involves a laptop. For years I have favored KDE’s desktop

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A Preview of KDE 4.5

KDE 4.5 should be released this week.  This is my preview of the latest software compilation of the free and open source desktop environment. When KDE 4.0 was released, it was clear that it was not finished and not ready

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KDE 4.2.3 Released

May 6th, 2009. The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.2.3, another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. This is a monthly update to KDE 4.2. It

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