- An OpenGL program for switching virtual desktops in a seamless 3-dimensional manner on Linux.
- Bashish is a theme enviroment for text terminals. It can change colors, font, transparency and background image on a per-application basis. Additionally Bashish supports prompt changing on common shells such as bash, zsh and tcsh. Latest release is 2.2.4, 2010-03-15.
Debian GNU/Linux -- Debian on the Desktop
- The goal of this project is to ensure that the main Linux desktop software such as KDE and GNOME and desktop framworks such as GNUstep, GTK, and Qt work well on Debian.
Diskless Linux Kiosks
- How to set up a kiosk with access to a complete desktop system. This system is set up for the GNOME desktop.
IBM developerWorks Article: "Reduce Your Linux Memory Footprint"
- This article provides some tips for making the most out of older hardware with limited memory. The author includes advice on choosing the right desktop environment and distribution. He also shows comparisons of memory use for web browsers, office suites, and Instant Messaging Clients. Memory hogs rise to the top! :-) (2007)
LXDE - Lightweight X11 Desktops Environment
- A fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of developers, it comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts, and additional features like tabbed file browsing. It is designed to work well with computers on the low end of the performance spectrum such as older resource-constrained machines, new generation netbooks, and other small computers. Also available in Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Open Kiosk : Multi-Platform Kiosk Framework
- A multi-platform kiosk management system for public terminals and kiosks; ideally suited for libraries, cybercafes, and other locations requiring a controlled computer environment; has a KDE interface.
- A joint OSDL/Freedesktop.org initiative to provide independent software developers (ISDs) with stable APIs for the Linux desktop and other free desktop platforms. The goal is to develop a common set of standards that allow applications to easily integrate with the Linux desktop.
Qimo 4 Kids | Software For Kids
- Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for kids. It is based on Ubuntu and comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up.
- A fast, user-friendly desktop which makes extensive use of drag-and-drop; the interface revolves around the file manager, or filer.
- Sugar is the graphical user interface originally developed for the One Laptop per Child Project, and is now available on many Linux distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, and Ubuntu. It improves how computers are used in education, and provides a simple yet powerful means of engaging young children in the world of learning.
- An application that allows use of a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers running different operating systems; no special hardware is required.
The eyeOS Cloud Computing Web Desktop
- An open source, Web desktop environment and operating system. The user can access their own customized desktop from anywhere using a web browser. This software can be used by individuals, developers, educators, and public administration personnel. Internationalization is excellent - 20+ languages are available. Latest stable release is 22.214.171.124, 2009-10-06.
The freedesktop.org Homepage
- A free software project to work on interoperability and shared technology for desktop environments for the X Window System.
- Xplanet was inspired by Xearth, which renders an image of the earth into the X root window. Xplanet can also render images of the other planets and some satellites. Latest stable release is 1.2.1, 2009-04-18.