Folders in Windows 7 can be customized in a variety of ways.
The face of the Linux desktop is drastically evolving. While the Linux communities struggle to bring more business and home users to the Linux desktop, existing users face choices about adopting redesigned desktop shells or finding suitable replacements. The fallout might well be the start of a Great New Linux Schism.
Where is Linux going? For Part 2 of this interview, LinuxInsider continued speaking with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to discuss Linux in a wider variety of technologies, new programs intended to make it easier for businesses to switch to open source computing, and open source’s ability to compete in the consumer mobile space.
In 2007, Linux was heralded as the desktop of the future. However, the history of Linux on the desktop has been a story of strong support from a relatively small group of diehards but little real impact on the market as a whole. And by last year, there was even talk that the dream of the Linux desktop had been shattered. Why is Linux not doing so well on front-end desktops and on laptops?
Just a year ago, this category didn’t exist. But after several Atom-powered all-in-one PCs debuted at CES in January, it’s officially the hottest grouping of desktops on the market. Many who need a notebook have chosen to spend $400 on a Netbook instead of $800 on a full-size notebook. A category long dominated by Apple’s [...]