Ubuntu has always, by default, comprised of GNOME as its desktop environment. The upcoming latest model of Ubuntu (Natty Narwhal version 11.04) will now be using the 3D-enabled Unity desktop by default which will be accompanied by the Wayland graphics system. This one too is based on GNOME thereby it won’t be a problem for [...]
Everyone is moving their favorite desktop applications online. The cloud is my home, not the desktop! Web applications like Gmail, Facebook, Campfire, WorkFlowy, Freshbooks and Pandora are becoming more and more like desktop applications every day.
Twhirl is a popular desktop Twitter client, based on the Adobe AIR platform, developed by Marco Kaiser. Besides being able to acess Twitter service directly from the Desktop, Twhirl also cross post to other services like Pownce and Jaiku.
Microsoft started work on their plans for Windows Vista (“Longhorn”) in 2001, prior to the release of Windows XP. It was originally expected to ship sometime late in 2003 as a minor step between Windows XP (codenamed “Whistler”) and “Blackcomb” (now known as Windows “Vienna”).