It's summer solstice today and thus the longest day of the year. I promised something special and here it is: Sanel Zukan, the man behind the Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) agreed to give me an interview (or to answer a few questions if you will). If you're not familiar with EDE, I tried to summarize … Continue reading An interview with the EDE developer
Dear readers! Since you are reading this, the world has not ceased to exist. *g* As you have probably noticed, things are a little slow right now... This is due to the fact that I had a hardware failure of my main PC. I didn't lose any data, so it's actually not too bad. However … Continue reading Winter solstice, Equinox and Hardware
In post 19 (Creating an Arch Live-CD) I blogged about building a simple Live-CD on Arch Linux. It was the summary of my first attempts relating to that topic. In the meantime I created another ISO and published it as a first preview of my "Desktop Demo DVD" project in post 21 (The Desktop Demo … Continue reading DDD #3: Advanced Live-CD/DVD creation
In the last entry I discussed the situation of Linux desktop environments in general and how it encourages taking various less-known DEs into account for your system, too. Now it's time to talk about the first alpha version of the actual DDD! If you just want to download it, have a look here. The idea … Continue reading DDD #2: The “Desktop Demo DVD”!
Our first Linux desktop comparison is over. I took a look at quite some projects during the last weeks. 20 of those (including modes that are behaving differently) proved to be full DEs which should be covered by a broadscale test. Some others, like UDE for example, had to be skipped. While it does have … Continue reading Linux desktop comparison summary – 20 solutions for your desktop!
This is the final part of our desktop testing series. We'll deal with the rather exotic desktop environments in this entry. Most of them are built on top of some unusual toolkits. These are: OpenCDE (Motif) CDE (Motif) Equinox Desktop Environment 2 (FLTK) Étoilé (GNUStep) Mezzo (?) For test criteria and the basic Arch system, … Continue reading Linux desktop comparison (pt. 5): Exotic DEs