Here you can see some of the best terminal emulators available, along with many of the most impressive features. Many experienced Linux users already have their own preferred command line terminal emulator. Unfortunately most users…
This release brings big changes to Linux Mint so be ready for something different. The DVD version offers users the ability to choose between the new Gnome 3 interface with the Mint Gnome shell extensions, Gnome classic, or the new MATE desktop.
About Mint 12
Linux Mint 12 is extremely user-friendly as always, and offers all the hardware recognition and easy driver setup advantages that new Linux users will enjoy. Novice users may however be frustrated with the customization options temporarily, but that will surely develop further in upcoming releases.
A terminal emulator is simply a front end for the shell environment that you can use while you are using any Linux desktop environment. With a terminal emulator you can do simple system administration from the command line without having to logout of your desktop session.
Finding The Perfect Terminal
There are many terminal emulators available all with their own options and features. Below are a few of the best Linux terminal emulators that you can try on your desktop. Be sure to find the one that is right for you.
The new Gnome Shell desktop provides a very unique way of managers workspaces and open windows. The Gnome Shell is designed to make the desktop easier to use for unexperienced users.
Workspace Switcher Details
All open windows and workspaces can be viewed from inside the Gnome Shell activities window. Workspaces will appear in the workspaces panel along the right hand side of the activities window.
If you are not happy with your current desktop environment you might want to consider installing Gnome 3 Shell. This desktop is designed around simplicity and almost everything has been revised in this release.
Gnome Shell Extensions
Be sure to try all the cool Gnome Shell extensions that will greatly enhance your experience with additional customization options. Personally I prefer the Gnome 3 Shell interface over Unity.
More fun with the Gnome Shell 3.2, now its time to see what kind of customization options are available. Typically not much can be done without at least downloading a few Gnome shell extentions, but lets see what we can do.
If you are using Gnome 3 you should find out how to get the most out of your activities menu. The activities window is where all of your applications and open windows can be found.