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Budgie: A Lightweight, Chrome OS Inspired, GNOME-Aligned Desktop

The latest new open-source Linux desktop initiative is Budgie, a desktop focused on simplicity. The Budgie desktop is now undergoing possible review for inclusion into Fedora.
6 December 2014 - Budgie Desktop - 16 Comments

Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design

Quantum OS (formerly known as Quartz OS for a brief time) is a new Linux distribution mostly focused around providing a clean, very attractive desktop experience. This latest Linux desktop project is focused on providing a Qt5-based desktop that complies with Google's Material Design concepts.
26 November 2014 - Quantum OS - 14 Comments

There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement.
24 November 2014 - Compiz 0.8 - 30 Comments

Xfdesktop 4.10.3 Released While Xfce 4.12 Remains M.I.A.

Xfce 4.12 remains out of sight but Xfdesktop 4.10.3 was released today.
16 November 2014 - Xfdesktop - 46 Comments

Enlightenment Releases EFL 1.12 With Better OpenGL & Wayland Support

Version 1.12 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries was released bright and early this morning.
10 November 2014 - EFL 1.12

Cinnamon 2.4 Released In Beta Form

The Cinnamon 2.4 Desktop Environment is now out ahead of its official debut with Linux Mint 17.1 later this month.
2 November 2014 - Linux Mint - 9 Comments

Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support

The first alpha release for the 1.12 version of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) was released this week.
23 October 2014 - EFL 1.12 Alpha - 3 Comments

Cairo-Dock 3.4 Shows A Lot Of Progress, Works Toward EGL/Wayland Support

It's been about one year since last hearing any Cairo-Dock news, but this evening there's a new release! Cairo-Dock has various improvements to its desktop interface offering that continues to work in replace of -- or in addition to -- the standard Linux desktop environments.
22 October 2014 - Cairo-Dock / Glx-Dock - 2 Comments

LXQt 0.8 Desktop Released With Full Qt5 Support, New Theme

Version 0.8 of LXQt -- the Qt version of the open-source, lightweight LXDE desktop -- was released on Monday. Important to LXQt 0.8 is full Qt5 compatibility while Qt4 support is being maintained too until the next release.
14 October 2014 - LXQt 0.8.0 - 23 Comments

Enlightenment E19 Officially Released With Its Own Wayland Compositor

While E19 didn't come out last week as talked about, it was released this morning! The Enlightenment E19 update is a huge upgrade over E18 or E17, especially if you're an early Wayland adopter.
15 September 2014 - E19 - 36 Comments

Rumors Of An Imminent Enlightenment E19 Release

There might be an E19 release real soon.
9 September 2014 - E19 - 8 Comments

More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19

One week after Enlightenment's E19 RC3 release, there's more improvements that have landed that will warrant another new release in the very near future.
5 September 2014 - E19 - 7 Comments

Enlightenment E19 RC3 Shows Off The New Wayland Compositor

The third release candidate to Enlightenment E19 is now available.
29 August 2014 - E19 - 15 Comments

LXPanel 0.7.0 Brings Many Changes

While LXQt is making great progress, version 0.7 of the GTK-based LXPanel was released recently and it boasts a number of changes.
25 August 2014 - LXPanel 0.7.0 - 7 Comments

EFL Sees A Ton Of Work Following Recent v1.11 Release

A ton of fresh code has been hitting the mainline Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) following this week's release of EFL 1.11.
23 August 2014 - Enlightenment - 1 Comment

EFL 1.11 Is A Big Milestone For Enlightenment Users

Version 1.11 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) has been released and it represents a huge milestone for those depending upon the library as part of their desktop.
21 August 2014 - EFL 1.11 - 8 Comments

LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon

Fans of LXQt, the merge of the Qt version of LXDE along with the Razor-qt desktop project, will soon see out a big update.
19 August 2014 - LXQt - 11 Comments

The First Alpha Is Out Of The Qt5 Moonlight Desktop

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.
7 July 2014 - Moonlight DE - 2 Comments

The DDE 2.0 Desktop Is Looking Nice

This weekend marked the release of Deepin Linux 2014 along with the Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0 release that's powered using HTML5. In my testing of the release today, it's been working fairly well and is proving to be quite interesting.
6 July 2014 - Deepin Desktop - 21 Comments

Enlightenment's Evas OpenGL Now Supports S3TC Textures

Enlightenment is flying high these days with the great contributions being done by Samsung's investment into the project.
4 July 2014 - S3 Texture Compression - 8 Comments

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