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My Ubuntu Linux Desktop

Let me introduce you to my desktop today. Its an Ubuntu Linux (version 7.0.4, codename "Feisty Fawn") system. I've been using this Ubuntu installation for a few months now, and I'm very happy with both the ease of use and power.

And it looks so good, here's a screen shot (click to enlarge).


If you are unfamiliar with Gnome Linux desktop, they you will notice some unique features:

  1. Multiple panels(top & bottom)
  2. There are 5 desktop pages (bottom right)
  3. There's a host of applets added (like weather, mail, network etc) on the top panel
  4. No Start Menu - Actually there are three menus on the top panel - Applications(links to all apps), Places (quick links to special folders and drives), System (Administration links).

Applications in the screen shot are:

  1. Quake 2
  2. Openoffice Writer
  3. Google Picasa
  4. Mozilla Firefox
  5. Gnome Terminal(minimized)