Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The Dilemma of the Linux Desktop

Filed under
Linux
Software

Last week, the current crisis on the Linux desktop was neatly summarized in the headlines.

On one hand, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth blogged about his intention to replace menus in Unity with a system he called "Head Up Display" (HUD).

On the other hand, Linux Mint announced the latest version of Cinnamon, its effort to re-create and extend the classic GNOME 2 desktop on top of GNOME 3.

Both Unity and Cinnamon are reactions to GNOME 3. However, Unity is the result of Ubuntu's inability to work with the GNOME project, not a difference in design policy.

Rest ehre




More in Tux Machines

Games for GNU/Linux

Linux Graphics: Nouveau, NVIDIA and More

Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform openly shifts storage into the hands of devs

Enterprise Linux biz Red Hat has revised its OpenShift Container Platform to include support for dynamic storage provisioning in local and remote applications. The software is an on-premises platform-as-a-service product that allows organizations to run applications using Kubernetes orchestration and Docker containers. Read more

Mozilla rebrands with clever new logo and open source design principles

Mozilla is a very important organization for the open web. While Firefox's share of usage has not been lighting the world on fire lately, Mozilla is much more than just a web browser developer. It often fights for the rights of web users. Since it is a not-for-profit organization, you can be fairly confident that its intentions are pure. Read more