Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The Best and Worst Features of Linux Desktops

Filed under

In any given week, I am likely to use two or three Linux desktop environments. Partly, I switch so often to keep up to date. But the main reason is that, whatever environment I am using, I soon become aware of its shortcomings and start thinking of another's advantages.

Clearly, the only Linux desktop with which I am likely to be completely satisfied would be one I built for myself. However, since I am unlikely to do that any time soon -- or at all -- I can only continue to switch regularly, repelled by a feature in one desktop and attracted by a feature in another, like a piece of iron between constantly shifting magnetic fields.

Meanwhile, here are the best and worst features that I keep noticing in each of the six major desktop environments for Linux:

rest here

More in Tux Machines

A decade of Linux patent non-aggression: The Open Invention Network

One reason why Linux weathered patent attacks and trolls to become today's dominant server and cloud operating system is because the Open Invention Network united its supporters into a strong patent consortium. Read more

Today in Techrights

Ubuntu Touch to Get Updated Android Drivers and Kernel

The Ubuntu Touch platform is still using some Android bits and it looks like the developers are preparing to upgrade those components as well in the coming months. Read more

Real Time Linux becomes a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

With this project, the Linux Foundation is getting another fellow: Thomas Gleixner, the long time maintainer of RTLinux, who would join the ranks of Linus Torvalds and Greg KH. Linux Foundation sponsors the work of fellows so they don't have to worry about finding 'jobs' and can keep their focus on their projects. Read more