The Ubuntu Technical Board has voted in favor of having Compiz Fusion enabled by default in Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”. Compiz has been enabled since work on Ubuntu 7.10 started, but it was not certain if it would make the final release.
A European Union court on Monday dismissed Microsoft's appeal against the 2004 ruling which found the company had abused its dominant market position to score over rivals.
Microsoft’s new ClearType fonts for Vista are great. The fonts include Constantia, Corbel, Calibri, Cambria, Candara and Consolas. Getting them installed in Ubuntu is a breeze, thanks to a script I found.
NETWORK COMMAND BASICS
In the first of this multi-part series we send in Ashton Mills to take on the challenge of using nothing but Linux and open source software... for absolutely everything. Will he find nirvana in the process, or lose all his hair in frustration? Follow him in and find out.
RSS is a set of XML-based formats to describe articles (including title, link to the original article, description, etc.) which are usually transported via the HTTP protocol. These days, the majority of blogs and news websites provide RSS feeds. In order to read these feeds in a useful way, special programs, called RSS feed readers or RSS aggregators, can be used.
At the beginning of the month, we wrote about how Nokia's N800 tablet might compare with the iPhone. The results to our very unscientific poll, showed a strong preference for the N800. Of the 1,027 respondents, the N800 won by a landslide - 65% to the iPhone's 35%.
Now that the iPod touch is here, let's do a side by side comparison with it and see how the N800 fares, after the jump.
Ok i am a member of sceneaccess.org a private bittorrent site for the underground scene, and I was stuck using transmission which is a decent client but I prefer Deluge. Here is a simple howto, to setup Deluge to spoof the client id to uTorrent...
If you bought an iPood Classic and found out it didnt let you add music in Linux, you can rest now because Amarok will support the new iPod Classic, and hopefully the other new models too.
So compiz-fusion is the neat new whiz-bang thing out on the block. While I was on my ATI graphics card I half-lamented and half-scoffed the very neat-looking but not quite practical screen shots and video captures from those playing around with Beryl and Compiz. Now that I’ve got my sweet little System76 with an Intel GPU, I can run Compiz in my Free Software environment, and I must confess that there is some real meat in there; it’s not all just eye-candy.
Mark this September 19th, because thats the release date for GNOME 2.2, here you have the release notes.
The Ubuntu sources.list generator, or Source-O-Matic, is a web application that can create custom sources.list files for various version of Ubuntu.
I do development work, and I require access to a console to run programs, check output, or monitor transmission packets. Up until now, I've used a terminal program in a different desktop, and use the mouse to change to that terminal. Now I've found a quicker way, by using any of three Quake-style consoles that pop up just by pressing a key.
Installing Ubuntu from the Alternate CD. This screencast shows the install process and shows in a little detail the partitioning process. It covers setting up disks using the guided partitioning method to setup disks as simply as possible, but also covers more complex scenarios such as LVM and RAID0, 1 and 5. Note: Ubuntu 7.10 was used for this screencast. This version of Ubuntu is not yet released, and should therefore not be used for production systems. Also, some screens may change between this screencast and when Ubuntu 7.10 releases in October.
Hothead Games will soon be launching a new title based on the popular online Penny Arcade comic strip. Even better, the new game will be available for several platforms at its launch, including Linux.
This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.
There has been a remodelation and redesign of the Compiz Fusion Homepage, using their new Icon set and with a new design.
This release incorporate improvements from Google Summer of Code 2007, Myspace IM, and bug fixes.
This release includes enhancement on the XMPP protocol made by Andreas Monitzer during the Google Summer of Code for Adium, more information can be found on Adium page.
Another feature I really enjoy is the ability to revert to the old gaim layout. For instance, a new entry in the menu Buddy->Show allows you to show protocol icons in the buddy list, right-clicking the empty space in the formatting toolbar allows you to toggle back to the old "ungrouped" version...
There you go, and i know you were waiting it. So, go and get it!
If you want to unlock your iPod touch, have a look inside and see How To do it.