Saturday, October 13

Razor-qt Desktop Environment Gets a Major Release

Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt libraries. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface.

Razor-qt 0.5 has just been released with tons of new features and fixes. Changes in this release:
  • Razor Notifications - a desktop notifications service.
  • Razor LightDM Greeter - a login interface for the LightDM diplay manager.
  • Razor Global Shortcuts - a service to launch commands using key shortcuts.
  • Razor OpenSSH Askpass - a graphical password prompt for ssh.
  • Volume control, with ALSA and PulseAudio backends.
  • Sensors, to monitor temperatures.
  • CPU monitor.
  • Network monitor.
  • Color picker.
  • The runner can now launch custom commands as well as start VirtualBox machines.
  • The desktop now includes a Notepad plugin.
  • Other notable features include a battery meter for Razor Autosuspend, a redesigned Razor Control Center, and a Razor theme switcher.
  • Full changelog here.
Check out some latest screenshots of Razor-qt. To install it on Ubuntu, run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:razor-qt/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install razorqt razorqt-desktop

After installing, logout and choose Razor Desktop session from login menu. 

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