The Mate desktop is pretty great, but the software it’s built on is getting pretty dated. Here is how you can upgrade Mate to GTK3 in Arch Linux.
Need a lightweight alternative to Unity desktop in Ubuntu? You can install Gnome Classic Shell and use it in your old laptop.
Evilwm is a stacking, or floating, window manager for the X desktop. It is known for being almost obscenely minimalistic, boasting only 1-pixel borders for application windows and using no panels, launchers, or menus.
Linux users have an almost infinite number of UI’s to from which to choose. You can choose between KDE, GNOME, Unity, and XFCE and many more. If you are feeling nostalgic, here are a few retro desktops that you can choose from.
If you have installed minimal Ubuntu or other lightweight distro on your PC, most probably you will also be using some lightweight Desktop manager as well. Openbox is a very good lightweight DE alternative, mainly because it runs very fast and is highly customizable. However, new users will find it intimidating because the only screen […]
When it comes to desktop manager for Linux, you are sure pampered with choices. Hate the Gnome desktop? You can change it to KDE, XFCE, WindowMaker, Openbox, LXDE or even Enlightenment. And there is a new kid on the block: Razor-qt. Razor-qt is a lightweight and fast desktop manager based on Qt technologies. It strips […]
With the past few releases, Ubuntu has been focusing more and more on their homegrown desktop Unity. Some people love it, but a lot of us don’t. Fortunately, as with all things Linux, there are many alternative options. For those of us who just can’t find a way to unite with Unity, here are 5 […]
When Gnome Shell was first becoming available over a year ago, we took a look at it to see what the foundation was like, and to see what direction the Gnome desktop was likely to go. At the time, we liked it, though it was clearly a “rough draft” of what it could eventually become. […]
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, […]
What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS. Elive is a Debian-based Linux distro, customized with Enlightenment e17 desktop manager. It is designed with the aim of providing a stable, fully functional […]