Many people don't realize that it is easy to use an entire desktop over the network. There are a several of open source applications that can be used to achieve this.more ...
on 02/10/2010 – Made popular on 02/10/2010
Liferea is an abbreviation for Linux Feed Reader, a news aggregator for online news feeds. It supports the major feed formats including RSS/RDF and Atom and can import and export subscription lists in OPML format.
I watched a good presentation awhile back by a guy named Bryan Lunduke on some of the issues with using Linux as a desktop solution.
Some of the points that Mr. Lunduke makes in his presentation would be to use a common, standard package manager (like MSI for Windows, etc.) and to put more effort into fixing various audio, video, and wireless issues with Linux.
I am running a Ubuntu 11.10 virtual machine under KVM hypervisor, bridged and connected to the local network. I installed VNCServer in the virtual machine and tried remote desktop, What happens is when i remotely connect to the virtual machine (through VNC i used to add the :1 tag), the desktop is greyed out and i can access only the terminal (Pressing Ctrl+Alt+T in desktop).
Splashtop today is releasing remote desktop Streamer software for Ubuntu Linux. We've been following this company (aka DeviceVM) for a few years and are excited about its evolution and what it's bringing to Linux users. We share here a Q&A we were able to do with Splashtop CEO Mark Lee about today's news.
Ubuntu (12.04) holds a significant percentage in Desktop market (50% in GNU/Linux desktop share) and most importantly – it’s growing very fast. A lot of schools and universities have also switched to Ubuntu (most of them were using Windows XP). Since Ubuntu is very easy to use – kids also prefer Ubuntu or some other Light weight GNU/Linux distro specially designed for children.