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Penguin Pete's X Window Manager and Desktop Environment Guide

Post date: January 6, 2007, 22:01 Category: Desktop Views: 2420 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tour of the desktops you will encounter on 99% of the Linux distributions out there. Each with screen shots, a review, and links. Written to help the new Linux user get familiar with the Linux desktop scene and help them decide which one is right for them.
Unix+clones

X Window Manager Benchmarks (E17 on Top)

Post date: June 9, 2005, 14:06 Category: Benchmarks Views: 3761 Comments
Tutorial quote: I've been focusing on some stability issues of late in E17, but more importantly - speed. I've been doing a little profiling and shaving off cycles where I can find readily optimizable code. I have E17 starting in 0.52 seconds (from execute to usable desktop). Considering that involves loading and rendering and scaling a complex multi-leayered desktop background, loading multiple useful modules (pager, ibar, start, dropshadow, cpufreq handler, clock, etc.), then that's not too bad.

Now I'm a numbers man. I like numbers. I don't like vague "it's faster than X" or "that's slower than this" statements without numbers to back it up. I also like to play fair. Also given there are no "performance suites" i know of that measure window manager performance, I wrote a quick and dirty one.
OpenSUSE

Mac OS like Dock in openSUSE (Avant Window Navigator)

Post date: September 26, 2008, 16:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3729 Comments
Tutorial quote: Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.
Linux

How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

Post date: April 28, 2007, 22:04 Category: Desktop Views: 2855 Comments
Tutorial quote: Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file. It does not depend on the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys.
gOS

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

Post date: November 8, 2007, 11:11 Category: Installing Views: 5966 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 1.0.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 7.10, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; it uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager instead of GNOME or KDE.
Debian

Manipulating the windows upon your desktop

Post date: January 19, 2006, 13:01 Category: Desktop Views: 2655 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you're like me you'll most likely use a wide variety of desktop applications, and spend a lot of time setting up your desktop first thing in the afternoon when you login. Minimising some applications, setting others up to be visible upon all virtual desktops, etc. Even if you have a basic window manager you can automate this activity using Devil's Pie.

Devil's Pie is a simple utility, inspired by the Sawfish's matched windows option, which allows you to conduct actions upon desktop windows. Using it is a simple matter of creating a configuration file and starting the program when you login.
Ubuntu

How to install Planet Penguin Racer (Tux Racer)

Post date: December 8, 2006, 13:12 Category: Desktop Views: 2764 Comments
Tutorial quote: Many of you may be familiar with the old school Tux Racer game. This one is a classic and gets addicting! On Ubuntu it isn’t called Tux Racer however (I believe because it was commercialized and the previous, still GPL version, was repackaged.) How to install Tux Racer aka Planet Penguin Racer on your Ubuntu machine.
Ubuntu

KVM Guest Management With Virt-Manager On Ubuntu 8.10

Post date: February 10, 2009, 12:02 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4151 Comments
Tutorial quote: Virt-Manager (Virtual Machine Manager) is a graphical interface for managing KVM and Xen guests on the local and also on remote systems. You can use it to start, stop, pause, create, and delete guests, and you can connect to the guests using the graphical console. This guide shows how you can use it to manage KVM guests on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop.
OpenSUSE

Qps Visual Process manager (X11 ps) in openSUSE

Post date: January 21, 2009, 07:01 Category: Software Views: 2898 Comments
Tutorial quote: Qps Visual Process Manager is an X11 version of “top” or “ps” that displays processes in a window and lets you sort and manipulate them. It displays some general system information, and many details about current processes (such as the TCP/UDP sockets in use by a process). Qps runs on Linux and Solaris.
Ubuntu

Screen – Manages multiple sessions on one terminal

Post date: June 15, 2009, 06:06 Category: Software Views: 2461 Comments
Tutorial quote: Screen is a program that allows you to have multiple logins on one terminal. It is useful in situations where you are telnetted into a machine or connected via a dumb terminal and want more than just one login.screen-profiles includes a set of profiles for the GNU screen window manager. These profiles are quite useful on server machines which are not running a graphical desktop.
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