DeskTOPia: xdesktopwaves Making waves with xdesktopwaves

Jun 30, 2005

If even the most imaginative desktop background is starting to bore you, it’s time for a change. xdesktop waves allows you to change your desktop into a water scape. You can add rain and storms or just drag your mouse to liven things up.

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DeskTOPia: Apwal Applications on demand with Apwal program launcher

May 31, 2005

Launching a program by clicking

with your mouse can have a few

disadvantages. Users lose their

way in nested menu structures,

and desktop icons can become

hidden behind windows. The

Apwal program launcher makes it

easy to launch with a click.

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Gnome Fonts Managing Gnome Fonts

May 31, 2005

Linux’s text display still suffers from legacy issues, but it is well on the way to

recovering. This article explains how Fontconfig, X, and Gnome work together for

a brighter future.

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KTools: Fonts in KDE Installing Fonts on KDE

May 31, 2005

A well chosen font is the perfect addition to your

Linux experience. KDE provides a number of tools

that help you cook up a really tasty alphabet soup

with very little effort.

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Gnome 2.10 What’s new in Gnome 2.10

May 31, 2005

The new Gnome desktop adds a variety of applications and applets. Under the hood, Gnome 2.10 is more robust.

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DeskTOPia: WMI WMI and the reincarnation of the keyboard

Apr 30, 2005

WMI is a lean and fast window manager with good

support for keyboard control.

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Ktools: Basket Storing, sorting, and filing with KDE’s Basket

Apr 30, 2005

If you tend to collect information and then forget where you put it, a

KDE tool called Basket may be just what you need. Basket is a

handy container for documents, notes, images, sounds, graphs,

spreadsheets, and other files you may want to find later.

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KoolDock & KXDocker Working with KoolDock and KXDocker

Apr 30, 2005

If the KDE Kicker is not graphical, or spectacular enough for your taste,

you can dress up KDE with KoolDock or KXDocker.

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