Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

GNOME: Key to Linux Desktop Unification?

Filed under

One of the greatest differences between an open source operating systems and those that maintain a proprietary code structure is the flexibility in customizing each one.

While Windows and OS X offer a set-in-stone desktop environment, Linux enjoys a robust number of desktop environments from which to choose from – including the highly popular GNOME. Some may even argue that having a limited number of desktop environments would allow those distributions to hone in on gaining a larger market share. And perhaps that’s true, though I believe that most Linux enthusiasts chose Linux because of its diversity. In this article, I'll look at where GNOME came from, where it is now and the end goal I think it'll reach within the next couple of years.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Developers Talking About the Future of Firefox in the OS

Ubuntu developers are talking about the future of Firefox in Ubuntu, which is creating a disturbance with its NPAPI support that will be deprecated in a little over a year. Read more

Boston GNOME Summit 2015 Hackfest Day 2 Brings GNOME Builder and GTK+ Features

Some of the GNOME developers are gathered together these days at the Boston GNOME Summit 2015 hackfest event that takes place between October 10-12 at the MIT building E51, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Read more Also: GNOME's Nautilus File Manager to Get an Awesome New Search UI - Video

KDevelop 4.7.2 Released

Hey all, I'm happy to announce the availability of KDevelop 4.7.2. This is a bug fix release increasing the stability of our KDE 4 based branch. Please update to this version if you are currently using 4.7.1 or older. Read more

GTK+ 3.18 Gets a Second Bugfix Release, Prepares for GNOME 3.18.1

The GNOME developers are working hard these days to push the first point release of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment to users of Linux kernel-based operating systems. Read more