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Linux Desktop

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.

Modifying an ASUS Eee 701

*WARNING* Modifing your Eee will invalidate your warranty and can be destructive if not performed correctly, it is also addictive!

Now my shiny Eee is running Ubuntu nice and smoothly, it was time to invalidate the warranty and add some funky goodies in the shape of extra storage and bluetooth.

The 701 conveniently has some space next to the memory slot, and this is a great place to hide the newly added gadgets.

A quick trip to tesco's procured the necessary hardware

Desktop customisation.


Following on from my page on resetting your wallpaper, I though it may be appropriate to look at some simple tweaks to modify your desktop further, to begin to customise it just how you want it. I'm using a Gnome desktop here, but KDE based systems will be similar.

Desktop and other miscellaneous applications

Desktop Applications

This section aims to list useful software by category that is not covered in the other software categories. In particular generic applications, such as Libre Office for example along with other general purpose software tools. Also listed are a number of Howto articles which may help a novice user, or even an experienced user, customise or install software to meet a specific need.