If you are using Linux, you’ll have used Gnome Shell before. This GNOME Shell review will go through the pros and cons of GNOME and who is it for.
There are times when your Linux desktop will just freeze and stop responding to input. Here is how you can restart the frozen desktop without rebooting.
Not every Linux distro is suitable to use on a touchscreen. Choose the right desktop environment, and you’ll have an easier time using it with a touchscreen monitor.
Pantheon is a popular Linux desktop environment, but it’s not available for Ubuntu. Learn how to install Pantheon on you Ubuntu PC.
macOS and Windows 10 have good HiDPI support for high-resolution monitors. Here are the best Linux desktop environments to use with HiDPI displays.
The latest version the Cinnamon desktop environment, version 2.8, was recently released and brings a host of bug fixes and improvements as well as some new features. Let’s take a look at them.
Lumina is a super-light, user-friendly and very customisable desktop environment. Let’s check out how it performs in our review.
The new Cinnamon desktop, v2.6, has been officially released. This review covers major improvements along with how to upgrade or install for the first time.
This article goes over window managers and desktop environments. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each to help you better decide which is right for you.
Most people love a pretty desktop, but for those who prefer something light, here is a list of all the different lightweight desktop environments for Linux.
Looking to try out Budgie without installing the whole Evolve OS distro? Here is how you can install Budgie on Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora and OpenSUSE.
The next version of LXDE will be based on LXQt, which is a merge of the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects. Here is how you can test LXQt on (L)Ubuntu.
Do you want to test the various desktop environments and see which one is the best for you? Look no further than Hybryde Fusion which let you test out 11 DE at once.
Linux Deepin is a beautiful Linux Distro based on Ubuntu. The latest version 12.12 is even better, more elegant and is running more smoothly than its previous version. If you have no intention to format your PC and install Linux Deepin from scratch, here is how you can install the Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu and access it from the login screen.
If Unity has got you frustrated and you think the upcoming integration with Amazon is too much, you’ve got lots of options if you want to change desktop environments.
Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve covered Linux desktop issues of all kinds, and we’ve examined desktop environments both well known (Gnome and KDE) as well as somewhat obscure (Window Maker, LXDE). For some reasons, we’ve never taken a close look at the very popular XFCE desktop environment. It’s nearly as feature-rich as Gnome, but with a […]
Gnome and KDE are great – they give you a beautiful desktop with all the tools and utilities you need. On either system, you’ll find a solid window manager, desktop icons, a panel full of applets, the works. That’s all well and good for your average desktop PC, but what if you need something lighter, […]
When KDE 4.0 was released, it was clear that it was not finished and not ready for production. By version 4.2, the completely redesigned and recoded desktop environment was starting to regain the stability and depth that many loved about KDE 3, while also adding new features that make KDE a unique and rewarding desktop […]
Are you loving your current Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) user interface? Well, that’s going to change in the next iteration of UNE, also known as 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Ubuntu founder has recently unveiled a new lightweight desktop environment called Unity. This new desktop environment is designed to consume lesser resources and make lesser use of […]
There are a lot of contenders in the ring when it comes to open source desktop environments. The most well known would probably be Gnome and KDE in the heavyweight class, XFCE for middleweight, and any number of small, fast desktop environments and window managers in the lightweight ring. When it comes to the lightweight […]