In case you somehow found your way here and haven’t already seen them over at The Linux Experiment, I have put up two new posts that deal with fixes for your linux desktop.
If you’ve ever wondered how to use two monitors with different resolutions as a single, unified, extended desktop I highly suggest you do a quick read of this post. I’ve covered how to avoid, and fix, the ‘dead space’ issue where application windows can get lost because of the difference is vertical resolutions.
For some reason I encountered an issue where the PulseAudio loopback module introduced a delay in my sound, causing audio and video to be out of sync. Here is a simple solution to fix the issue.
Hopefully the above two posts can be of use to some of you out there. Let me know if you have any issues getting them to work.
As a long time Windows user I have had my fair share of dull, gray toolbars, buttons and controls. Prior to Windows Vista, Microsoft’s first real attempt to pretty up the system – sorry XP, making the taskbar blue just doesn’t cut it – I even looked to Mac OSX with some jealousy.
Flash forward to The Linux Experiment and I have been introduced to a whole new set of environment graphics. Some of them are quite beautiful and some are just… plain ugly. On the plus side, the nice thing about Linux is it’s ability to customize just about every detail, including how my desktop looks. But is there really any excuse for some of the horrible themes, colour choices (*cough* Ubuntu *cough*), and graphics that are still present in Linux today? Surely there are some artists out there in the open source community that could be let loose on these problems? Come on people, I know you can do better!
Over at The Linux Experiment we have decided to shake things up a little bit by forcing a change of desktop environments on everyone. Whatever we have been using thus far as to go for at least two weeks. If you care to follow along you can start by reading about how my transition from KDE to GNOME went below.
Check it out here: The road to GNOME
…to The Linux Experiment. That’s right, it seems like such a short time ago that our little experiment began and now it’s already celebrating it’s second month on the web! Please stop by and check us out and let us know just how crazy (or not) we are for committing to using Linux for four whole months!
Some friends and I have decided to give Linux a run for its money. Most of us are experienced Window’s users so we figured making the transition to Linux would be 1) a good thing for the resumé and 2) a pretty easy switch. Boy were we ever wrong about #2… #1 is still debatable
The basic premise is this:
The experiment is govern more or less by the following two rules:
Follow us through the highs and lows of getting everything working just right, as we learn new things, and share our user experiences!