Desktop Applications and Howto's
This Desktop section and Howto's cover applications that run from the Gnome, KDE, XFCE and many other Xserver window managers. These applications are defined as programs that run from one or more of the Windows Managers above rather than from a console session.
How to disable Shutdown and Reboot for low level users in Ubuntu
I have a Linux machine used by my Wife and children and I wanted to remove the ability for them to shutdown or reboot the PC when they log off. I normally am in the process of downloading or have others things running in another session, shutting down terminates any process or applications that are running in other sessions.
When new users first come to Linux, they are often amazed at the lack of icons on the desktop. In fact, to a new user, the desktop can look positively barren.
A typical virgin desktop may look something like this
But once you know how, it's really easy to populate your desktop to your hearts content - should you so wish!