At least 125m Firefox users estimated

In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

One-Click Linux Software Installation!

After months of hard work, Linspire is proud to announce the beta release of CNR.com. On the 23rd of January, 2007, Linspire announced for the first time that they are working to extend their CNR (Click 'N Run) website for other popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE and Debian.

How to make Kontact work with Google Apps

Recently, Gmail added IMAP support, giving the powerhouse email host the ability to interact better with third-party clients. And Google, being the friendly neighborhood do-gooder that it is, provided instructions on how to use IMAP with a variety of third-party clients. However, it forgot one popular client:

Remote Access Server options for Ubuntu 7.10

Kubuntu Tutorials Day

On Thursday, December 13th, the Kubuntu developers are holding their first ever “Tutorials Day.” The Tutorials Day will contain talks, tutorials, and a Q&A session about the development of Kubuntu.

KMyMoney - KDE finance management

Money management. It’s generally not very fun, but it’s something we all have to deal with. There are several open source applications for finance management, GnuCash being one of the most well known and a very strong contender.

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

Creating Your Own Custom Ubuntu 7.10 Or Linux Mint 4.0 Live-CD With Remastersys

This guide shows how you can create a Live-CD from your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon or Linux Mint 4.0 system with a tool called remastersys. Remastersys is available in the Linux Mint romeo repository. You can customize your Ubuntu/Linux Mint system and then let remastersys create an iso image of it which you can then burn onto a CD/DVD.

All about Linux swap space

When your computer needs to run programs that are bigger than your available physical memory, most modern operating systems use a technique called swapping, in which chunks of memory are temporarily stored on the hard disk while other data is moved into physical memory space. Here are some techniques that may help you better manage swapping on Linux systems and get the best performance from the Linux swapping subsystem.

10 More Games from the Ubuntu Universe

Previously, I blogged about 10 games that’s available in the Ubuntu Universe that I found interesting. Since then, the Ubuntu MOTU Games team has merged with the Debian games team, and the amount of packaged games have increased. Here are 10 more games from the Ubuntu Universe, based on comment-recommendations from the previous article:

Gmail as Default Email Client in Ubuntu

The How-To Geek has posted some really useful instructions for setting Gmail as the default email client in Ubuntu. How-To Geek starts his post by saying:

Every Geek uses Gmail… it's pretty much required. And now you can set Gmail as the default client in Ubuntu without any extra software.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

Adobe has released the final version of its Flash Player Update 3, an important update that brings several new features:

Wubi - The fastest and easiest way to install Ubuntu

While I was looking for something that is interesting about Ubuntu, I found this cool application that will install Ubuntu directly from your Windows. No need to do partitioning, no need to smash your head to do the Ubuntu setup, the only thing that you need is, Wubi.

Enable Partial Match AutoComplete in the Firefox Address Bar

Have you ever remembered the name of a page that you viewed recently but couldn't remember the full link? Usually you'd end up searching through your browser history or just end up Googling for it again. So how do we power up the address bar search functionality to make this simpler?

Ubuntu Linux vs Windows Vista: The Desktop Battle

It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers.

Nautilus Tip: Gnome File Manager in Browser Mode

Several distributions such as Fedora are shipping Gnome with Nautilus configured in spatial mode. This means that there’s no toolbar, no address bar and worst of all, each folder opens in a new window. A file manager in spatial mode is nothing more than a relic from the mid 90s that’s good only at cluttering people’s desktops with unnecessary windows. Nowadays, every major operating system provides browser-based file managers which opens folders in the same window, there are back and forward buttons and so on.

Ubuntu Tip : Mount/Unmount .iso Images in One click

Gmount-iso is a small tool written using PyGTK and Glade. It allows you to easily mount your cd images. This is a frontend to the 'mount -o loop -t iso9660 foo.iso /mountpoint' command.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 6

Welcome to part 6 of our series. Today we'll be bringing you Rythmbox, Songbird, Totem and one of our previously missed media players, Aqualung. Now, on a subject of interest to our readers, I'd like to address a question that was thrown at me not too long back as to why I only cover four media players at a time.

OS X-Like Widgets with Screenlets on Ubuntu (Update)

Both Windows Vista and Mac OS X include some sort of desktop widgets. Ubuntu doesn’t by default, but it’s easy to get the same features with Screenlets. Screenlets are written in Python with the Screenlet framework and drawn with vector SVG graphics. This post explains how to install, configure, and use Screenlets on Ubuntu 7.10.

Vocalize Firefox

Two recently released text-to-speech extensions can transform Firefox into a talking Web browser suitable for users with visual impairments -- and anyone else who can use a speech interface to the Web. Fire Vox is designed to be a full-fledged "screen reader in a browser," usable for daily browsing even for unsighted users. CLiCk, Speak provides point-and-click screen reading, which can be helpful for partially-sighted users or sighted users who have written language difficulties (such as dyslexia).

Ubuntu Accessibility Part 7: How you can join and help the Ubuntu Accessibility Team

So after reading what I have had to say so far, you are convinced that you want to help make a difference to Ubuntu’s accessibility, and now your chomping at the bit to get involved. Below I will go through a few ways you can help out. Note you are welcome to help out as much or as little as you like, but if you wish to give help, it will be gladly and warmly accepted.

Some Grubby Linux Games

Not being a gamer, I have never been concerned by the “lack of native Linux games” and have been happily using Ubuntu for 2 years now. I also converted the whole house so everyone is using Ubuntu - including my kids. My kids (ages 7 and 11) do like to play games a bit and I encourage it on Ubuntu as a way for them to become familiar with the operating system and familiar with computing in general. So what is a father, teacher, Ubuntu user and not overly pro-game person to do?

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue 68

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #68, for the week November 25th - December 2nd, 2007 is now available. In this issue we cover Full Circle Magazine Issue #7, Hug Day, Hardy Heron Alpha 1, the release of JeOS 7.10 and Launchpad 1.1.11, newly approved teams and members, Ubuntu Server ads, and much much more!

Six CHM viewers for Linux

Even if you work only in Linux, you'll likely have to use Microsoft Compiled HTML Help (CHM) files at one time or another. Several open source projects use this common format, including Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Python, and PHP.

Christmas Firefox Themes

It’s December, and with the holidays just around the corner it is time to spruce up your browser to help spread the Christmas cheer! What you need are some Christmas Firefox themes to get the ball rolling while you put up the decorations around the house. And we’ve got you covered in that department! :-)

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