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The Leading Linux Desktop Platform Issues Of 2018

Linux developer Simon Peter who has spent years working on application standards like AppImage and Klik recently presented on what he believes are the 2018 Desktop Linux Platform Issues and the unfortunate continually moving target of "the year of the Linux desktop" that never materializes.

6 October 2018 - Linux Desktop Issues - 131 Comments
The Current Happenings Within LXQt As Of Summer 2018

Hong Jen Yee, the developer of the PCMan File Manager that has long served as the default file manager on the LXDE desktop environment, presented at this week's Debian DebConf 18 event about the LXDE/LXQt desktop efforts.

1 August 2018 - LXDE - LXQt - 8 Comments
Xfce Picks Up Better PulseAudio Integration

In addition to the Xfce Settings update this weekend there is also a new release of the Xfce PluseAudio Plugin providing better support for this sound server on the Xfce desktop.

22 April 2018 - Xfce PulseAudio Plugin 0.4 - 8 Comments
Pidgin 2.13 Linux Desktop Instant Messaging Client Released

Desktop-based instant messaging clients are becoming increasingly rare in the age of mobile apps and browser-based alternatives, but Pidgin formerly known as GAIM continues moving along albeit slowly. Recently the Pidgin 2.13.0 release happened without much attention.

7 April 2018 - Pidgin 2.13.0 Released - 24 Comments
Linux Gets An Open-Source VR Desktop, Built Off OpenHMD

Remember Arcan, the open-source game engine powered display server? This project that has been going strong for several years now and began venturing into VR has now announced what we believe to be the first open-source VR Linux desktop environment.

29 March 2018 - Safespaces - 39 Comments
Schaller On Why The "Year Of The Linux Desktop" Hasn't Happened

Longtime Fedora/GNOME developer Christian Schaller who leads the desktop engineering team at Red Hat recently commented on some bold Linux/tech predictions for 2018. He's now also shared his personal opinion on why "the year of the Linux desktop" has yet to materialize.

19 December 2017 - Hat-Wearing Perspective - 117 Comments

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