GNOME 3.14 Released, See What`s New

After six months of development, GNOME 3.14 was released today and it includes quite a few interesting changes such as multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications, re-worked default theme, new animations as well as various enhancements for the code GNOME applications.GNOME 3.14 videoBelow you can watch a video I recorded under Fedora 21, […]

(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 Released With Bug Fixes And Minor Enhancements

(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 was released today with numerous bug fixes meant to improve the system stability and performance as well as a few interesting enhancements / new features. Users who have already installed Deepin 2014 don’t have to reinstall – a simple upgrade via the Deepin Store or command line (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) is enough […]

(Linux) Deepin 2014 – See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]

Deepin 2014 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) was released recently and comes with a huge list of changes and improvements, including a new Control Center, an updated dock and application launcher, new default icon theme, new default applications and more. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Deepin, previously known as “Linux Deepin”, is a Chinese Linux […]

MATE Desktop 1.8 Released

After 11 months of development, MATE 1.8 has been released, bringing various refinements and new features such as support for Metacity as window manager, side-by-side window tiling and more, as well as many bug fixes.Initially, MATE 1.8 was supposed to be based on GTK3, but this was pushed back to MATE 1.10 “because there is […]

Cinnamon 2.0 No Longer Breaks Unity In Ubuntu 13.10 [Quick Update]

A quick update for Ubuntu 13.10 users: the latest Cinnamon from the stable PPA no longer breaks Unity so it’s safe to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).If you want to give Cinnamon 2.0 a try without breaking the Unity session, in case you don’t want to continue using Cinnamon,  you can now safely […]

See What`s New In The 13.10 Release Of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu And Ubuntu GNOME

Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME reached version 13.10. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new!For 13.04, I’ve made separate posts for some flavours with videos, etc., but there aren’t so many changes in the latest 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) release, so I’ve made a quick summary instead.Kubuntu 13.10Muon DiscoverMuon DiscoverNew User ManagerKDE Connect (available […]

Cinnamon 2.0 Released, Becomes An `Entire Desktop Environment`

Cinnamon 2.0 has been released today featuring many bug fixes as well as some new features.According to the release announcement, with version 2.0, Cinnamon is no longer a frontend ontop of the GNOME desktop like Unity or GNOME Shell, but “an entire desktop environment”. Cinnamon is still built on GNOME technologies and uses GTK, but […]

Linux Deepin 12.12 Released With New Desktop Environment, More [Video, Screenshots]

Linux Deepin is a Chinese Linux distribution (English ISO files are available as well) based on Ubuntu, that ships with its own desktop environment and some unique applications, which integrate with the overall Linux Deepin look and feel.Linux Deepin 12.12, based on Ubuntu 13.04, has been released today and comes with a huge list of [...]

elementary OS Luna Beta 2 Available For Download

Five months after the first beta, elementary OS Luna beta 2 has been released yesterday. Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Luna beta 2 comes with improved multi-monitor support, updated default applications and artwork and more.elementary OS Luna beta 2 videoEven though there aren’t any major visual changes, except for the improved artwork, I’ve decided to [...]

Cinnamon 1.8 Gets Its Own Control Center And Screensaver, Easier Spices Installation

Cinnamon, the desktop environment used by default in Linux Mint, has reached version 1.8, getting its own Control Center, screensaver and more.Cinnamon is a GNOME Shell fork which tries to offer the layout and customizability of GNOME 2: by default there’s a panel at the bottom (but optionally, you can also get one on top [...]

See What`s New In Kubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

Kubuntu 13.04, the KDE-based Ubuntu flavor, has been released yesterday. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new.Kubuntu 13.04 videoA usual, we’ll start with a video – below you can watch a quick Kubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) overview:(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel)KDE Plasma and Applications – 4.10Kubuntu 13.04 (Raring [...]

Ubuntu 13.04 Available For Download [Screenshots Tour, Video]

Ubuntu 13.04 has been released today with many enhancements and fixes to Unity as well as some important performance improvements. Read on to find out more!Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) videoCheck out the video below to see what’s new in Ubuntu 13.04:(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel)Unity changes in Ubuntu 13.04Unity [...]

MATE 1.6 Released, Install It In Ubuntu [GNOME 2 Fork]

After 8 months of development, MATE 1.6 has been released yesterday and its Ubuntu and Debian repositories have been updated a few hours ago with the latest MATE desktop. The new version comes with many changes such as Systemd-logind support, Caja (file manager) improvements and more.MATE 1.6 is “a giant step forward from the 1.4 [...]

GNOME 3.8 Released – See What’s New [Video, Screenshots]

GNOME 3.8 has been released today, the new version bringing many new features and enhancements, including a new application view and overhauled window layout for GNOME Shell, new setting panels for privacy, search and notifications and of course, many updates to the core GNOME apps like Web (Epiphany), Boxes, Documents and more.Let’s take a look [...]

What To Expect From Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon, Nemo Changes)

The Linux Mint roadmap was updated recently, pointing out what to expect in Linux Mint 15 for Cinnamon, Nemo, MDM or Mint Tools.Cinnamon with Bumpmaps supportLinux Mint 15 is expected to ship with Cinnamon 1.8 which will include new features like:Desktlets (desktop widgets). Three such desklets should be available by available by default: System Monitor, [...]

GNOME Shell 3.8 To Get A `Classic` Mode

Two weeks ago, we were telling you that the fallback mode will be dropped from GNOME 3.8 and that some extensions which provide a GNOME 2 like layout might be maintained by the GNOME developers for those who are used to the classic interface.Well, it’s now official: a few GNOME Shell extensions which bring back [...]

elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

After more than a year and a half since ‘Jupiter’, elementary OS Luna beta 1 has been released today.Build on top of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using its own shell called “Pantheon”, elementary OS Luna introduces a huge number of changes, including new default applications created especially for eOS or a new window manager called [...]

Linux Mint 14 RC Available For Download

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” release candidate, based on Ubuntu 12.10, has been made available for download yesterday and, like the previous version, is available for download in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon.Linux Mint 14 Mate RCLinux Mint 14 RC MATE edition features MATE 1.4, which brings lots of bug fixes, as well as some minor [...]

How To Get A Complete GNOME 3 Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10, Without Installing Ubuntu GNOME Remix

If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity or some other desktop environment and want to switch to a complete GNOME 3 desktop experience without installing Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10, you can do this by simply installing a few packages.Using the instructions below, you won’t just install GNOME Shell, but also the default settings and applications [...]

Lubuntu (w/ LXDE) 12.10 – Quick Overview

Lubuntu, an official Ubuntu flavour starting with version 11.10 which uses LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment by default, has reached version 12.10.I’m posting this article a bit late, since Lubuntu 12.10 was released 5 days ago, but there are too many Ubuntu flavours to cover in just one day. Lubuntu 12.10 brings updated artwork, a [...]