Desktop enhancements on GNOME 3.2

You may fed up with your default desktop interface If you don’t add new features to GNOME. Especially If you are an experienced Windows user, you probably look for similar taskbar, icons and other useful tools.

I will mention about two small tools to enhanced your desktop experience on Linux:

  1. Gnome Tweak Tool
  2. Tint2

You may download these tools from “Add/Remove Software“.

Gnome Tweek Tool and Tint2 Installation
Gnome Tweek Tool and Tint2 Installation

To use these tools after installation, look for “Advanced Settings” and “TintWizard” on “Activities > Applications” menu.

Configuration
Configuration

Although all tweak tools, you may want to change your desktop environment from GNOME to KDE. Here is the code you should use for that (you will need root privileges):

yum install @kde-desktop

Remote Desktop Connection to Linux (Fedora 16) from Windows 7

I’ll explain how to connect Fedora linux remotely from Windows. You have plenty of choices to do that. Two of them are here:

  • TightVNC Viewer
  • TeamViewer

First of all, you should allow other users to connect your linux desktop. On Fedora, follow this path: “Activities > Applications > Desktop Sharing“. Click to “Allow other users to view your desktop“.

Fedora Remote Connection Settings
Fedora Remote Connection Settings

You may also need to disable or set your Firewall on Fedora.

Method 1:

Download and install TightVNC Viewer. Type linux IP address and connect.

Remote Connection with TightVNC
Remote Connection with TightVNC

Method 2:

Download and install TeamViewer. Start TeamViewer on Linux. Write your ID and password down. Open TeamViewer on Windows. Connect to linux using ID and password that you wrote down.

Remote Connection with TeamViewer
Remote Connection with TeamViewer

P.S. TeamViewer is faster than TightVNC.

Enjoy:

TeamViewer
TeamViewer