For a first-rate instant messaging application try Empathy which comes installed with most popular Linux distributions. You can use Empathy for all of your text, voice, video, and file transfer needs.
The best part is all the most popular messaging networks are supported automatically. So now you can keep all of your contacts neatly arranged in one convenient window. Get connected to your friend, family and co-workers today with Empathy.
Quickly collect and manage your ideas with this ‘noteworthy’ application. Gnote is a lightweight note taking application designed for the Gnome desktop environment. Unlike some note applications Gnote has many powerful features.
More About Gnote
Customization is also very easy, link web pages and email addresses, use font styling, and support for bulleted lists. Spell checking is also available as well as undo redo support.
If you are like me you may do a lot of writing in a week and it is always important to have the right tools for the job. Gnome dictionary lets you search for words directly from online dictionary sources that you can specify.
About Gnome Dictionary
Your Gnome dictionary can usually be found inside the accessories category inside your start menu, sometimes in the office category. The Gnome dictionary uses a simple user interface that is very easy to learn.
Brasero is an easy to use CD or DVD burning tool created for the Gnome desktop environment. Brasero supports many different CD or DVD formats, as well as disk images.
Brasero is excellent for burning data CD’s or music, you can even erase disks that are rewritable. There are a number of unique features that make Brasero one of the best choices for your CD or DVD burning needs.
Most users are already familiar with the principles of the Gnome desktop, but for all of the newcomers, I wanted to clarify just how much you can do with your desktop background.
Find The Right Wallpaper
First you can use the vast selection online resources available to hunt down the perfect wallpaper that is right for your desktop. Then you can just right click on your desktop and select change desktop background from the pop-up menu.
Remain blissfully ignorant, or experience nirvana today with this powerful, lightweight, and highly customizable release from PCLinuxOS.
Time to take a closer look at the controversial Unity desktop for Ubuntu. Unity is designed to be highly efficient for new users, though veterans may have trouble adjusting. Personally I still have mixed feelings about the Unity desktop. The biggest disappointment is the lack of official configuration options.
Unity Desktop Efficiency
Using unity effectively can certainly offer increased productivity for some people, leaving others longing for the good old days.
Facing the barrage of recent changes, I decided to take more time to become better acquainted with the new Unity interface which was introduced in Ubuntu 11.04. Despite my first impressions, it seems Unity is coming along well, and is getting better with every update.
Here are some of the popular tools for the Gnome desktop environment. All of these fantastic little applications are really the focal point of the Gnome desktop. With such a large development team, Gnome has more extras than any other desktop.
Below you will find all of the fun tools that generally come installed with the Gnome desktop. Of course you can also install many of these extras on other desktop environments as well.
The Gnome control center also contains a settings category for all of your system settings. System settings include package manager settings, and user account settings.
The Gnome control center uses several plugins that are called settings modules. The available settings will depend simply on which settings modules you have installed on your system.