PinguyOS for beginner-Introduction to PinguyOS 14.04 Desktop

There are many people interested to switch to Linux but they don’t know where to start. So here, I want to try to create a sequential tutorial or introduction to any Linux that I use. For now I will start with PinguyOS 14.04, an Ubuntu based Linux desktop with Gnome desktop environment. PinguyOS 14.04.3 has just released. You can install it any time with ease. For the introduction, I am going to show you some essential parts of PinguyOS desktop.

A. The Desktop

PinguyOS 14.04 comes with Gnome desktop which some modifications on the application menu and some other sections.

PinguyOS 14.04 desktop 1

As you can see, all the applications installed can be accessed through Menu (1). You can also add the shortcut to the dock (4). PinguyOS comes with an informative widget on the right side (3). You can remove or disable it any time. On the top right, you will find a notification icon, clock, volume control and shutdown button.

B. Application Menu

As I previously mentioned above, all the installed applications on PinguyOS can be reached easily via the top left Menu. The applications are divided into categories such as Internet, Office etc.

PinguyOS 14.04 desktop 2

I have a more focused screenshot for the menu

application menu on pinguyos

  1. Application categories
  2. Preferences
  3. Logout, Suspend, Restart and Shut down
  4. Search box

The search box is very useful to find an application. Simply type the application name there and it will displayed on the menu for easier access.

Now on the top right panel, there is a shutdown icon. When you click it, you will see some adjustable settings.

shutdown menu pinguyos

  1. Volume control
  2. Logged user. You can also log out from this current user from this menu
  3. Settings.
  4. Lock computer
  5. Shut down computer

Thanks for reading and see you on the next PinguyOS tutorial.


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