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Install KDE Plasma Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10


KDE is preferred desktop by large Linux user base and Canonical acknowledge importance of KDE therefore they have separate edition named as KUbuntu. KDE applications are based upon Qt Framework and many open-source applications make use of Qt Framework which works natively in KDE. If you don’t like Unity Interface and installed GNOME-Shell and didn’t liked it either [...]

Install Mate 1.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 or 11.10


Mate is Gnome 2 fork (Gnome 2 is now not maintained) which enables you to use old Gnome 2 desktop user interface. It is same as Gnome 2 but with renamed packages and applications which lets you install Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 simultaneously on same Ubuntu installation. The Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 desktop [...]

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu, Fedora or openSUSE


Cinnamon is Gnome 2 fork for Gnome 3 by Linux Mint team. It makes Gnome 3 users comfortable by a bottom panel with launchers, systray and notifications. Installing Cinnamon doesn’t break Gnome Shell, you can install Gnome Shell and Cinnamon side by side.

Install GNOME-Shell themes on Ubuntu 11.10


As awesome the new Ubuntu 11.10 is you might still get bored of the same display after some time. Changing the display theme of Ubuntu 11.10 GNOME-Shell is not a very tough task but quite easy if you know how. The mandatory thing is that you have GNOME-Shell installed on your Ubuntu 11.10 beforehand. For [...]

Install Xfce 4.8 in Ubuntu 11.10


Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for low end Unix-like systems, Xfce uses minimum system resources but its still visually appealing and user friendly. Xfce follows standards. Xfce provides number of components which provides full desktop experience. It includes all the components which you expect from a modern desktop environment which includes Window manager, Desktop manager, panel, Session manager, File [...]

Install GNOME-Shell in Ubuntu 11.10


Linux is praised due to the flexibility it can offer. Many Ubuntu users are upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 and some of them don’t like the Unity Interface. For them there is nothing to worry about, you can mold and customize Ubuntu as much as you can. If you don’t like latest Unity than you can [...]