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Moonlight: Yet Another Lightweight Desktop Environment Created In Qt5

Hello Linux Geeksters. The Moonlight Desktop Environment is yet another desktop environment for low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi, similar to XFCE, LXDE or Enlightenment. This is the official description of Moolight: “To create a desktop environment compatible with low

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LXDE Desktop Environment Gets Rewritten in Qt

The lightweight LXDE desktop environment, for now developed in GTK2, will be rewritten by using the Qt tool-kit (not with GTK3, as it should be logic). In collaboration with the RazorQt team, the developers use Qt4 to rebuild LXDE, but

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How to Replace Unity with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.04

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to completely remove Unity from Ubuntu 13.04 and install Cinnamon instead. A lot of Ubuntu users run from Unity and choose the Gnome 2 alike Desktop Environments: Mate or

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How to Install Gnome 3.8 Classic on OpenSUSE 12.3

Hello OpenSUSE Geeks. In this article I will show you how to install Gnome 3.8 Classic on the latest OpenSUSE distro, OpenSUSE 12.3. If you don’t like the new gnome, you can install Gnome 3.8 Classic, which is in the

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How to Install Cinnamon 1.6.1 on OpenSUSE 12.3

In this article I will show you how to install Cinnamon 1.6.1 on the new OpenSUSE 12.3. As you may know, OpenSUSE 12.3 comes with many desktop environments, like KDE, Gnome, XFCE or E17, but if you are a Cinnamon

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Install OpenBox on Ubuntu 12.10

If you want a highly configurable, lightweight window manager, OpenBox is the perfect choice. The OpenBox Window Manager is available for the most popular Linux Distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, Mageia, Fedora, openSuse etc. In this article I will show

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Fix the Errors caused by OpenBox on Ubuntu 12.04

While I was using Gnome and OpenBox on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, I got a lot of annoying error boxes saying “System program problem detected”. To get rid of this error, all you have to do is uninstall a bunch

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Install the Awesome Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10

Awesome is a desktop environment which behaves as a window manager. It comes with a top panel with a systray where you can put your favourite apps. Also some widgets can be added, which will extend the Awesome’s basic functionality.

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How to completely remove Mate from Ubuntu 12.04

If you are unsatisfied by the Mate Desktop Environment on your Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Box, you can easily remove it with following huuuuuge oneliner. This will remove all the Mate related packages. Just copy paste this in your terminal:

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Install Gnome Classic (Gnome Session Fallback) to Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”

I have switched from Gnome to Mate, after playing with Cinnamon for a while. However, if you are a Gnome maniac not satisfied by the Gnome 3, you can switch to the old Classic Gnome (also called gnome-session-fallback), on your

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