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Defora Provides Yet Another Open-Source Desktop

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Published on 05 February 2014 02:35 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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If you have not yet found the perfect open-source desktop match for your needs, the desktop environment born out of DeforaOS is yet another option. This desktop environment is built using GTK2 and part of a larger effort to provide "ubiquitous, secure and transparent access to one's resources" and to work regardless of form factor.

The DeforaOS desktop aims to work across all form factors from mobile devices to desktops and "focused on usability, coherence and integration, and therefore featuring a number of desktop applications." DeforaOS is a multi-purpose, kernel-independent operating system that's been an ongoing work-in-progress for several years. Their desktop environment should work though on almost any GTK2-supportive OS.

Defora requires at least GTK+ 2.6 but also has compatibility with GTK+3. The Defora project does have packages for Debian, FreeBSD, and other operating systems.

If you're interested in more details on the operating system or its desktop environment, check out the project site and the PDF slides that were presented last weekend at FOSDEM.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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