Category: Desktop Linux

Switched from KDE to xmonad

September 18th, 2008, 13 Comments

Within the last couple of days, I’ve started using xmonad, a tiling window manager, instead of KDE. Tiling window managers automatically position most windows on your screen, freeing you from having to move, rearrange, and resize them all the time. It sounds scary at first, but it turns out to be incredibly nice and efficient. […]

Linux on the Desktop

July 1st, 2008, 5 Comments

Later this month, I will be giving a talk at OSCon about Linux on the corporate desktop — something we have done where I work. I’ve been alloted a 45-minute timeslot. I will, of course, be posting my slides online and I think OSCon also posts videos of these things. I’m wondering if readers of […]

Desktop Linux: Gnome

August 29th, 2007, 12 Comments

I had been intending to write an entire series of posts about our corporate switch to Linux on the Desktop. To date, I wrote only one introducing the project and our reasons for switching from Windows. That was back in April. Today I’d like to start talking about it all some more. We have standardized […]

Linux Hardware Support Better Than Windows

August 17th, 2007, 57 Comments

Something I often hear from people that talk about Linux on the desktop is this: people want to be able to go to the store, buy hardware, and be confident that it will Just Work. I would like to point out that things are rarely this simple on Windows. And, in fact, things are often […]

And we’re off!

April 13th, 2007, 1 Comment

Yesterday afternoon, we started our information meetings with employees about our Linux on the desktop project. We’re underway on our migration. But before I talk about that, I need to back up and describe what the project is. We are converting approximately 80% of our 150 or so PC users to Linux desktops. They’re Debian […]

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