This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one.Against all odds, Ubuntulite fights back

This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one.

Newsbeuter: RSS feed reader for the text console

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.

Linux alternative to iPod touch

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.

Setup and Spoof Deluge Bittorrent Client for Private torrent Trackers

Ok i am a member of 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...

Amarok will support iPod Classic

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.

Compiz-Fusion in Kubuntu, Not Just Eye-Candy Baby!

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.

Countdown: 3 Days for GNOME 2.2

Mark this September 19th, because thats the release date for GNOME 2.2, here you have the release notes.

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Burning an Ubuntu CD using Nero



Burning (writing) an Ubuntu CD using Nero under Windows.

The Ubuntu sources.list Generator

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.

Anonymous browsing with JAP

When it comes to anonymous Web access, Tor is not the only fish in the sea. If you are looking for a lightweight utility that allows you to navigate the Web anonymously, JAP is more user-friendly.

Three addictive pop-up console utilities

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.

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Installing Ubuntu Part 2



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.

New commercial Linux game slated by year end

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.

Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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.

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Burning an Ubuntu CD using Infra Recorder



Burning (writing) an Ubuntu CD using Infra Recorder under Windows.

Compiz Fusion Site up, with new Icon design

There has been a remodelation and redesign of the Compiz Fusion Homepage, using their new Icon set and with a new design.

Pidgin 2.2.0 package released for Ubuntu Feisty (setup & installation instructions)

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...

OpenOffice 2.3 Released

There you go, and i know you were waiting it. So, go and get it!

Hack Your iPod Touch

If you want to unlock your iPod touch, have a look inside and see How To do it.

Export Pictures to Picasa, Flickr,SmugMug,23hq,web album with Ubuntu

I have searched all over the web for an application/hack to do this and I finally found something since google's picasa doesnt do it yet which is sad.  This is how ya do it...

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Skype on Ubuntu Linux



This screencast covers the following topics:-

  • Downloading the Skype installation package
  • Installing Skype
  • Performing a test call
  • Using Skype to make a call

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Zattoo delivers free Live-TV (P2P IPTV) to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. Depending on the country you live in you can select between multiple real TV stations to watch (if Zattoo is available in your country). This article shows how you can install the Zattoo player on an Ubuntu desktop.

Digital security with GnuPG plugins

The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) allows you to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify communications and data, as well as create and manage the keys needed for these tasks. It is a full, open source implementation of the OpenPGP Standard (RFC2440) and is integrated into many Linux applications ranging from clipboard applets to instant messaging clients. These applications make it easy to use GnuPG for digital security in the GNOME desktop environment.

Wall Street Journal’s Mossberg Gives Ubuntu a Look

Yes, The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg is an influential guy. He can make-or-break products with his columns and product reviews. And he has taken a look at Ubuntu.

Animated Wallpaper with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu

Animated wallpaper may not be very useful, it just looks sweet. In this how-to I will explain setting up an animated background that works with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu using a program called XWinWrap.

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