Desktop News Archives
Not to be confused with Mono's former Moonlight open-source project re-implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, the Moonlight Desktop Environment is trying to be the desktop environment for low-end devices like the Raspberry Pi.
30 January 2014 - Moonlight - 49 Comments
A new stable, major release of the open-source LibreOffice suite is now available and with it comes several new and improved features.
30 January 2014 - LibreOffice 4.2 - 5 Comments
The initial work on an OpenGL rendering back-end has landed in LibreOffice, not too long after receiving OpenCL support for spreadsheets and OpenGL canvas support.
29 January 2014 - LibreOffice - 45 Comments
Version 0.18.3 of Enlightenment is now available along with EFL 1.8.5, Elementary 1.8.4, and other packages within the stable Enlightenment world.
28 January 2014 - E18 Stable Update - 3 Comments
The latest work on Enlightenment E19 includes a PackageKit module and many bug-fixes.
26 January 2014 - E19 Enlightenment - 9 Comments
There's yet another new desktop in the Linux land. Ome is short for the Open Minded Environment and is a cross-platform desktop environment built around web technologies.
26 January 2014 - Ome Desktop - 46 Comments
The GNOME2-forked MATE desktop is now officially available from the Arch Linux package repository.
20 January 2014 - MATE Desktop
Enlightenment E19 is advancing its support for Wayland as an alternative to X.Org and it also has a rewritten compositor.
15 January 2014 - Enlightenment E19
It's been less than one month since the release of Enlightenment E18, but already there are exciting changes landed for its follow on release. Pushed on Tuesday were many more interesting changes to Enlightenment's Git repository. The most important change was a huge window management and compositor rewrite.
15 January 2014 - E19 Features - 12 Comments
For those that may have extra time this holiday season to devote to open-source tasks, the GIMP graphics program still has many features they're after and aren't yet up to their v2.10 release.
22 December 2013 - GIMP 2.10 & Beyond - 29 Comments
Enlightenment 0.17 was released one year ago as of this weekend and now the developers behind this very compelling lightweight window manager have released Enlightenment DR 0.18, the next major release.
22 December 2013 - Enlightenment DR 0.18 - 21 Comments
As some additional exciting news on Friday night besides the SteamOS beta being out is that the second release candidate to Enlightenment 0.18 is now available.
13 December 2013 - Enlightenment 0.18 - 1 Comment
Coming last summer to the Enlightenment project was EPhysics, a physics module for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries to do interesting desktop games or effects, but it's now been nuked from the Enlightenment code-base.
10 December 2013 - Enlightenment Physics - 5 Comments
Terminology, the terminal emulator for the Enlightenment desktop built atop their EFL libraries, is up to version 0.4 and it's landed heavy with new features.
9 December 2013 - Terminology 0.4 - 28 Comments
The TeamViewer remote access/viewer software popular for VNC-like tasks as well as online meetings, is now officially up to version 9. With TeamViewer 9 comes new features as well as QuickSupport for Linux.
5 December 2013 - TeamViewer 9 - 6 Comments
The EFL 1.8 release for the Enlightenment project should be out next week and there's already plans for releasing EFL 1.9 in February!
29 November 2013 - Enlightenment Libraries - 3 Comments
The Lightworks non-linear video editing application for Linux has picked up a great number of new features in the latest Linux beta that's available for Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu-based distributions.
17 November 2013 - Video Editor
Glx-Dock, a unique lightweight interface for the Linux desktop and inspired by OS X to complement Unity, GNOME, KDE, and other desktop environments, is now up to version 3.3. With Glx-Dock 3.3 the core has been rewritten to use objects, there's better Cinnamon Desktop integration, and plenty of other features and changes.
17 October 2013 - Glx-Dock 3.3 - 2 Comments
For those not satisfied with the open-source Pidgin or Empathy multi-protocol chat programs on Linux, Cerulean Studios is finally bringing Trillian to Linux. A beta was announced today of Trillian for Linux but right now it's limited.
8 October 2013 - Trillian - 30 Comments
The Xubuntu team, the derivative of Ubuntu Linux focused around shipping the Xfce desktop environment, has decided against using XMir for their 13.10 release after extensive testing.
22 August 2013 - Xubuntu XMir - 21 Comments
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