Try the Linux desktop of the future
Mar 05, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"For the tinkerers and testers, 2010 is shaping up to be a
perfect year. Almost every desktop and application we can think of
is going to have a major release, and while release dates and
roadmaps always have to be taken with a pinch of salt, many of
these projects have built technology and enhancements you can play
with now. We've selected the few we think are worth keeping an eye
on and that can be installed easily, but Linux is littered with
applications that are evolving all the time, so we've also tried to
guess what the next big things might be.
"Take a trip with us on a voyage of discovery to find out
exactly what's happening and how the Linux desktop experience is
likely to evolve over the next 12 months...
"KRunner has been part of KDE for long time. It's the tool you
see when you press Alt+F2, and is commonly used to run applications
quickly by typing their names rather than resorting to the launch
menu. In the face of stiff competition from the likes of Gnome Do
though, KRunner has had to up its game recently, and there are
several neat enhancements for the KDE 4.4 release.
"The most obvious change is that the KRunner dialog itself is
now at the top of the screen rather than in the middle. This makes
more sense, because it's now less likely to tread over some
important application information or Slashdot story. You can also
close the window again by pressing Alt+F2."