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Discovering Ubuntu as a Windows User

Nov 17, 2008, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

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"With multiple Workspaces you don't have to waste time opening and closing applications repeatedly, just click between the Workspaces from the lower right corner of the screen. The Panels, desktop, and menus remain the same between Workspaces. You can add more spaces by right-clicking on the Workspace area and selecting Properties.

"The items on the panels are actually small programs, called applets. You can right-click on an item to edit an applet's properties, access its help, or remove it. You can also add other applets to Panels by right-clicking a panel and selecting Add to Panel.

"You'll see a variety of applets, ranging from an Address Book Search applet to a Weather Report applet. This applet approach to adding functionality to the panels is similar to the Sidebar and Gadgets features in Windows Vista."

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