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Unity 2D To Go Away In Ubuntu 12.10

It appears that Unity 2D -- the Qt non-accelerated desktop version of the Ubuntu Unity desktop -- will be abandoned by Canonical. There's also going to be some GNOME 3.6 packages appearing in Ubuntu 12.10.

8 May 2012 - No More - 48 Comments
MATE Desktop 1.2 Released

The MATE Desktop, which is the fork of the GNOME2 package-set, just experienced its 1.2 stable release. Will this be a viable fork to allow GNOME 2.x to live on?

16 April 2012 - New Desktop - 38 Comments
Interesting Features Of GNOME 3.4

GNOME 3.4, the latest major update to the GNOME3 desktop, is set to be officially released on Wednesday. Here's a look at some of the most interesting features of this biannual GNOME update.

26 March 2012 - GNOME 3.4 Desktop - 21 Comments
Cinnamon 1.4 Brings Back More GNOME2 Memories

Cinnamon, the project by the Linux Mint developers to make the GNOME Shell more like the old GNOME2 experience, is up to its version 1.4 release. Similar to earlier releases, version 1.4 introduces several new features to further enhance this tasty desktop experience.

15 March 2012 - Linux Mint - 19 Comments
The Effect Of Desktop Effects On Graphics Performance

Earlier this month I published an article with benchmarks of the Gaming/Graphics Performance On Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce. Now, however, there's a much larger comparison, including results from OpenBox, Lubuntu, GNOME classic, and other desktop alternatives.

29 February 2012 - Graphics - 18 Comments
Using An OpenCL Kernel In GStreamer

There's now a GStreamer plug-in to utilize OpenCL within this popular Linux video framework so that an OpenCL kernel can be applied against a video stream.

2 February 2012 - OpenCL - 7 Comments
Bringing Ubuntu (GNOME) Classic To 12.04 LTS?

A discussion for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been ignited about bringing back an "Ubuntu Classic" option that would attempt to mimic the old GNOME 2.x experience. Meanwhile in the Fedora camp there is a discussion about a Unity desktop port to their distribution.

26 January 2012 - Maybe? - 6 Comments
Cinnamon Fork Of GNOME Shell Is Tasty At v1.2

Cinnamon, the fork of the GNOME 3.x Shell by Linux Mint developers to make it more like the GNOME2 desktop, is now at version 1.2. This latest stable, major release does bring some tasty changes.

24 January 2012 - Like The Old GNOME2 - 7 Comments
GNOME Is Still A Ways Off From 10% Goal

For those that don't remember, the GNOME project had a goal of a 10% global desktop share by 2010, this was their "10x10" goal. Two years later, they're still a long way off.

1 January 2012 - 10x10 - 74 Comments
Cinnamon: Making The GNOME Shell Like GNOME2

Developers behind the Linux Mint project have forked the GNOME Shell into a new project they currently refer to as Cinnamon. The goal of this GNOME Shell fork is to morph the modern GNOME desktop into one that's more like GNOME 2.x.

21 December 2011 - GNOME Shell Fork - 21 Comments
Clutter 1.10 Tool-Kit Begins To Take Shape

Among the interesting package updates for the latest GNOME 3.3/3.4 development update are some of the changes to Clutter and Cogl (the Clutter OpenGL component) in preparation for their version 1.10 releases.

28 November 2011 - New Version - Add A Comment
Mutter, GTK+ Advance For GNOME 3.4

There's new releases of GTK+ and Mutter, both of which bring new features. The releases are GTK+ 3.3.4 and Mutter 3.3.2, which are development versions in the road to GNOME 3.4.

22 November 2011 - New Releases - 21 Comments
NetworkManager Manages Some Enhancements

Dan Williams is announcing the release of NetworkManager 0.9.2, which is coming shortly after the release of NetworkManager 0.8.6. Dan also notes several interesting features in the pipeline for NetworkManager 0.9.4.

10 November 2011 - New Network Manager - 20 Comments
GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support

As reported on Thursday, GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requires OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers. It's possible to run this GNOME3 desktop with a software back-end via Gallium3D's LLVMpipe.

6 November 2011 - It Works - 16 Comments
GNOME 3.2.1 Brings A Bunch Of Bug Fixes

The first point release to the Oktoberfest-christened GNOME 3.2 was released today. Like usual, this GNOME update (v3.2.1) just brings translation updates and bug-fixes. There's also some "tiny improvements" but nothing major.

20 October 2011 - Point Release - Add A Comment
The Farstream A/V Conferencing Framework

Farsight, the GStreamer-based audio/video conferencing framework that's used by MeeGo, Pidgin, Empathy, aMSN, and former Nokia phones is now known as the Farstream project.

18 October 2011 - Formerly Farsight 2 - 1 Comment
It's Easy To Guess What Angers GNOME Users

The 2011 GNOME User Survey, an end-user survey that was assembled by independent GNOME users and hosted on Phoronix, began less than 24 hours ago and we're already approaching 2,000 submissions. There's still one month to go, and from these submission so far when simply dumping the comments it amounts to about 148 pages. However, it's not hard to guess what most of these comments are about when it comes to the GNOME desktop.

18 October 2011 - The GNOME Survey - 200 Comments
GNOME 3.2 Officially Released

For those not busy at Oktoberfest this week or elsewhere, GNOME 3.2 is now available for those wishing to try out the latest GNOME desktop packages.

29 September 2011 - It's Out! - 26 Comments

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