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 […]

Xubuntu 12.10 Released With Xfce 4.10 [Screenshots, Video]

Xubuntu, the Xfce Ubuntu flavor, has been released today along with the other Ubuntu flavours. It’s a great alternative for those who do not want to use GNOME Shell or Unity and prefer a more traditional layout.The latest Xubuntu 12.10 brings updated artwork and default applications and the latest Xfce 4.10.Here’s a video I’ve recorded, […]

Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment `Razor Qt` Reaches Version 0.5.0

Razor Qt is a lightweight desktop environment – think of it as LXDE, but using Qt. It doesn’t come with its own window manager and its developers recommend using it with Openbox, but it should work with any window manager like Kwin, Metacity, etc.Razor Qt 0.5.0 has been released yesterday, bringing lots of new features […]

GNOME 3.6 Released – See What’s New

The GNOME Project has released GNOME 3.6 today, the new version bringing many enhancements and new features, including a redesigned Message Tray, smarter notifications, improved Activity Overview layout, new design for Files (Nautilus) and a new lock screen. Let’s take a look at what’s new!GNOME 3.6 videoBelow you can watch a video with the latest […]

New Cinnamon 1.6 Release Adds 2D Session, New Applets And More Customization Options

Workspaces can be named in Cinnamon 1.6Cinnamon, the GNOME Shell fork used by default in Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon Edition), has reached version 1.6, getting many new features: a new 2D session, workspace OSD, new applets and lots more!Major changes in Cinnamon 1.6:Cinnamon 2D session (uses software rendering)Workspace OSD: you can now name the workspaces […]