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Recovering A Lost Desktop (GNOME)

Recently an app crashed on me. Worse, it left me staring at an empty desktop without icons. Only my wallpaper was visible. Restarting X had no effect. I tried dragging the icons out of the Desktop folder onto the visible desktop. They politely returned to the folder. The solution was to be found in the ...

A Quick Look at KDE 4

A controversial (see all the comments)  article on tuxmachines.org caught my interest. It was another salvo in the never ending GNOME vs. KDE war. In the past I have tried out KDE and decided that, for me, it was okay but I preferred the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy behind the GNOME desktop. The ...

Three Productivity Tools I Could Live Without

There are some things in life that you can live without but why would you want to? Especially when they are FREE! Virtual Desktops The taskbar can get crowded and unorganized. Virtual Desktops have the effect that you are sitting in front of several computers at one time. On one computer you’re watching your email, ...