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How to make the Xfce desktop more user-friendly

Jack Wallen/ZDNET I don’t give Xfce the fair shot it deserves. After all, it’s one of the fastest Linux desktops on the market and one of the most flexible. Out of the box, this open-source desktop is fairly easy to use. It has everything you need for a robust desktop ...

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3 ways to interact with Gemini from the MacOS desktop

Maria Diaz/ZDNET On the rare occasion I need to use artificial intelligence (AI) for research purposes, I turn to Google’s Gemini. I mainly use Gemini because the AI is the default assistant on my Pixel 8 Pro and I’m used to the platform.  Also: ChatGPT vs. Microsoft Copilot vs. Gemini: Which ...

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The 20 best early Prime Day 2024 phone deals

While this year’s Amazon Prime Day doesn’t officially start until July 16, a quick scope through the A-to-Z catalog reveals several quality deals on the latest smartphones. That includes the latest Samsung Galaxy S24 series, which ZDNET has tested and recommends as some of the best phones on the market. ...

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How to add more eye candy to the GNOME desktop

Screenshot by Jack Wallen/ZDNET The Linux desktop was an exciting place in the early 2000s. Various window managers and desktop environments were inundated with special effects. These effects made Windows and Mac desktops look old and tired next to Linux I had Linux desktops that amazed my family and friends, ...

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