Not too long ago I blogged about the ability to quickly open a terminal session from within nautilus and a handy right-click. If you missed it you might want to take a look back here. In today’s post there is a similar very easy way to quickly resize or rotate images with a simple right-click.
Last week, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Walter Mossberg, authored a review of the new Dell-Ubuntu system. The piece came across as honest and objective, but more importantly it I took it as a working outline of how the average (see: mainstream) user views Ubuntu.
Once you start installing new GTK themes in Ubuntu, you will notice that applications that run as root, such as the Synaptic Package Manager, look unthemed and ugly. This is because although the root user is hidden in Ubuntu, it is still technically a separate user with separate appearance settings.
VMWORLD/SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 11, 2007 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced the availability of its Ubuntu JeOS (Just Enough Operating System) edition.
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #57 for the week September 9th - September 15th, 2007. In this issue we cover Dell's remastered Ubuntu 7.04 ISO, Andrea Veri becomes a MOTU, Ubuntu Finland delivers Ubuntu to Finnish parliament representatives, and, as always, much much more!
Like my article on Conky, this is one of my favorite techniques to use on any Linux distribution. This technique - utilizing devilspie - will create a transparent terminal session on your desktop that will remain for the duration of your login (unless you exit the terminal session for some reason).
So far, so good. That statement sums up Dell’s current desktop Linux strategy, which focuses heavily on the Ubuntu operating system from Canonical. Even so, Dell representatives are careful not to hype the machines. Here’s why.
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.
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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.