Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

More on LinuxToday


Linux.com: Your Desktop, Your Control

Nov 27, 1999, 17:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"One of the features that has made linux so popular is how you have complete control over your system. You make things happen the way you want them to, when you want, and this is no different with the desktop aspect. The GUI interface to linux follows the same rule, letting the user create the look and feel of their desktop."

"This is a big issue for the majority of linux users. If we wanted to use something that was made for us to not change or modify, we would be using an operating system from Redmond that will go unnamed. But we don't, so we are free to design, create, and use whatever we can and desire."

"This includes desktop environments, window managers, applications, and themes, all of which we are free to roam in using. Starting with desktop environments, we have the two most frequently used ones, GNOME and KDE. While there are others available, I am going over these two because I feel that they are the most popular and widely used ones."

Complete Story

Related Stories: