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Natasha Daystar
October 25th, 2010, 07:04 AM
I've been searching for days for this and I am starting to think I will have to develop it myself.

An alternative DE (Desktop Environment) to KDE, Gnome, etc that looks and acts like a mindmap Similar to the Personal Brain Software.. No menubars, just the bare minimum needed Ie: shutdown button.

I have used PersonalBrain on my Windoze box in exactly this way, the system boots, and the PB(Personal Brain) loads. the underlying desktop cannot be seen and I can access everything on my 'puter from the Mind Map.

I would like to use a similar interface on linux but as the actual DE, not over the top of an existing DE.

Any help would be appreciated.


Desktop, Linux, Programming

a-user
October 25th, 2010, 10:32 AM
you post made me searching for this. it is a quite interesting thing. hence i'm interested now like you in such a DE for linux. if you discover anything new related to this pls post it here.

Natasha Daystar
October 26th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Thanks a-user,
Nice to see that my idea can generate some interest out there. I was told that 'Elive' once had a DE similar to what I have described, but I am yet to find it.

The Search Continues on....And the more I search the more I am thinking that I will have to program it myself or pay someone to program it for me.

This is a Revolution in DE and needs to be explored and developed further

Megaptera
October 26th, 2010, 06:19 AM
Have you looked at The Brain?

http://www.thebrain.com/?page=53

Also, discussion here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=228548

Natasha Daystar
October 26th, 2010, 06:31 AM
I have used PersonalBrain on my Windoze box in exactly this way, the system boots, and the PB(Personal Brain) loads. the underlying desktop cannot be seen and I can access everything on my 'puter from the Mind Map.

That is where I got the Idea for the Desktop.

The only difference between theBrain and my idea is that the brain is an application running on an existing desktop, Whereas what I want to do is have the brain AS the desktop.

Megaptera
October 26th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Apologies, I misunderstood ... good luck.

Natasha Daystar
October 26th, 2010, 09:42 AM
The Attached File is a screenshot of What I am trying to explain, but with out the two menu barshttp://ubuntuforums.org/home/ubuntu/Desktop/Screenshot.png

NotSantaClaus
January 13th, 2011, 02:28 AM
This is exactly what I just went looking for. I was hoping to find that there's something which already works but I have hope for the future and would use this.
Could a Nautilus or other file manager plugin work?

NotSantaClaus
January 13th, 2011, 02:31 AM
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Temetka
January 13th, 2011, 09:17 AM
The company that produces Personal brain has a version available for Linux. I am trying it out right now. I might have to look for alternatives, as their pricing is outrageous. Other than that, I quite like the software.