I will never again refer to the Linux Desktop in any of my writings beyond this post. From now on, it's the Linux User Interface, which encompasses the likes of [URL="http://www.gnome.org"]GNOME[/URL], [URL="http://www.kde.org"]KDE[/URL], [URL="http://www.lxde.org"]LXDE[/URL], [URL="http://www.xfce.org"]XFCE[/URL], CLI and others. These Linux User Interfaces may be used on any Linux-enabled device. These interfaces are not limited to a single type of machine designated as a 'desktop' and I'll not diminish the importance of them by mentioning them in that realm again. Since the dream of a world blessed with desktop computers running Linux [I]is[/I] a dream (and a far-fetched one at that), I'll …
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News Story Linux Newbie, You Have Options.
Nothing gets people in the Linux World riled up like comparing distributions, desktops or editors. But for the new Linux user, the whole thing is a bit confusing. What do we tell [I]them[/I]? Do we verbally slug it out in forums or do we offer gentle guidance to those entering the Linux jungle for the first time? It's hard not to offer an opinion in such emotional matters. One might believe that Linux, choice of desktop and editors are religious notions instead of technical ones. I offer the following gentle guidelines for the newbie who dares enter our sacred space. …
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News Story LinuxWorld Caters to Developers
AUGUST 7, 2008--There was much to celebrate at the [URL=http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/]LinuxWorld Conference and Expo[/URL] this week in San Francisco's Moscone Center, particularly if you're a developer building applications on or for the platform. Remember when gOS debuted as the operating system inside Wal-Mart's US$199 PC? The company yesterday introduced [URL=http://www.thinkgos.com/new/]gOS 3 Gadgets[/URL], a version of its Ubuntu-based distribution that launches [URL=http://www.google.com/webmasters/gadgets/]Google Gadgets[/URL] at start-up. Gadgets are miniature, targeted applications that can be placed on the desktop of a Web page; tens of thousands are already available for free. gOS 3 Gadgets also preloads the [URL=http://www.winehq.org/]WINE[/URL] Windows API implementation for X, and …
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