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Installing the Graphical Window System (X.org-X11) and the Default Desktop Environment on CentOS 6

Posted 09-06-2011 at 01:12 PM by gearge
Updated 11-26-2011 at 02:29 PM by gearge

Installing the Graphical Window System (X.org-X11) and the Default Desktop Environment on CentOS 6

Performing the default "Minimal" install of CentOS 6 does not install the graphical subsystem (the X.org server) and the desktop environment (e.g. GNOME or KDE). Such OS install is nice for building an optimal system from scratch, setting up a headless server (no monitor, keyboard and mouse) and other purposes; but for one reason or another, you may still require a graphical...
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Gnome 3?

Posted 04-11-2011 at 10:14 AM by williamfromtexas
Updated 04-11-2011 at 10:17 AM by williamfromtexas

Should you make the switch to Gnome 3?

For some of you out there, you won't even be using a graphical interface. For others, you may have to think more about this decision.

Some distributions will include it as a prominent feature of their upcoming releases (Fedora 14, Mageia), but a lot of people are really just waiting for real world bug fixing before giving 3.2(?) a serious try.

Gnome 3 is a snappy revision to the traditional desktop. This new version...
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Off on their own

Posted 10-26-2010 at 05:45 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
Tags gnome, kde, ubuntu, unity

The announcement that Ubuntu is to seperate from GNOME from its new release is perhaps the perfect answer to the spat which took place last month over Canonicals contributions to the GNOME desktop. Personally, however, I feel that this move comes as no surprise and is 100 % the correct thing to do in the circumstances. From licensing H.264 to OEMs, to the partner repository to the Software Centre, Canonical has consistently seen itself as destinct from the larger Linux community. This is the latest...
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Things that annoy me in Ubuntu

Posted 10-22-2010 at 04:55 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I'm currently using Ubuntu on my desktop computer, and would like to share some of my issues with it and Gnome.

1) Updater creating popups and stealing my window focus
Updating is supposed to be a great feature of Linux distributions, but Ubuntu sucks at the GUI end of it. While updating I have to either leave my computer alone until the process is finished or face annoying popups in the middle of my screen every five seconds with a progress bar on them for every stage of...
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Why GUADEC?

Posted 05-24-2010 at 07:18 AM by williamfromtexas
Updated 05-24-2010 at 07:22 AM by williamfromtexas

I've become involved in preparations for GUADEC 2010, the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference 2010. I can go into detail about the size and scope of the thing, but you can find out more on the website. I'd rather talk about why I became involved.

I am a GNOME user. I know: I fall into a pretty 'vanilla' category for being a fan of the world's most popular linux flavour. But I like it and and it works. And one of the things that impressed me so much about it was GNOME. Years...
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