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The First Alpha Is Out Of The Qt5 Moonlight Desktop

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Published on 07 July 2014 08:33 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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Back in January we wrote about Moonlight as one of the latest Linux desktop environments under development and for getting July started they are out with their first alpha release.

Moonlight v0.5 Alpha is the first release and its aimed at hackers and developers wishing to forward their dream of "a simple, lightweight, functional and beautiful desktop environment." Moonlight is written against the Qt5 tool-kit and the desktop environment is designed to be very modular. Moonlight shares some goals and code with the LXQt lightweight desktop project.

Those wishing to try out this first development release of Moonlight DE can find the code on GitHub and the alpha release announcement can be found from their Google Groups.

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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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