I have just installed Ubuntu10.10 alongside Fedora Core 15 and I am amazed at how fast the Gnome 2.32.0 desktop is compared to Gnome 3 and KDE 4.6. I had to install 370 MiB of updates with the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade command. This downloads the latest list of repository information and …

I have had a look at the newest version of the Ubuntu Unity interface and it is not the theme-able interface that the Gnome 2 and Xfce desktops are. When I had Gentoo installed with the Gnome 2 desktop, the GDM theme selector was enabled, allowing you to select any theme you wanted for the …

To install the Gnome Shell desktop interface in Ubuntu, and replace the horrible Unity interface which is only uniting Linux users in the common hatred of the Ubuntu distribution and driving users to the Linux Mint alternative in droves then simply install the packages thus: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Then the desktop may be loaded …

I asked on Facebook how to do this and I was given this solution. deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate This will install the MATE packages and allow you to remove the abominable Unity desktop.

The Linux Mint distribution is switching to the Gnome 3 desktop after all of this time. Sure they are keeping the Gnome 2 desktop environment, but they are implementing the MATE fork of the Gnome 2 desktop, that will be trying to keep the familiar Gnome 2 desktop that everyone seems to love, despite the …

The Fedora 15 Gnome desktop is very different to the earlier Gnome 2 desktop environment. After I installed the distribution, I had to change the /etc/hosts file to allow the Midnight Commander to load, as the hostname was not correctly defined in /etc/hosts. The settings below are what I had to define to get the …

The recent attacks on Desktop Linux enacted by the cracking of the Kernel.org website and the more recent attacks against the Linux Foundation websites has cast a cloud over desktop Linux. The Kernel.org website is still down for maintenance and the security of the Linux kernel is in doubt. The story on Slashdot says that …

Hello there. I have just finished installing the vanilla 2.6.36-rc6 kernel in my Gentoo installation in a chroot, I tried to boot the standard Gentoo kernel and I got an error after the “Starting Mdev” line that said that the kernel could not find the root block device, but the file-system drivers for ext4 were …

Ubuntu 11.04 and Philadelphia Experiment. http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux/lc/ This is a library of PDF files that will help new users of Linux set up their system and get to grips with the command line and Linux software. I uploaded these a while ago and I thought I would post about them again to alert my visitors that …

It is not long until Fedora 15 is released, including Gnome 3.0 and Gnome Shell. Then it will have a revolutionary desktop environment. Ubuntu 11.04 will include the Unity desktop and the default media player for music will be the Banshee media player, formerly called Helix Banshee, which is not a bad media player at …