The popular open source RAW converter UFRaw recently gained new functionality when it was bumped up to revision 0.12. The new release integrates new core image-processing functions and new user interface features to simplify photo editing.
AcetoneISO is a CD/DVD image manipulator for Linux.Using this tool it is very easy to Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images.
My Ubuntu Box was running slower than I thought I could tweak it, so what I did was look for some good patchsets and I seen some conflicting results with cfs and ck and decided to test a few benchmarks and the ck patchset is a little more responsive than cfs on my system.
I have been using this little applet called cryptkeeper with encfs for a while now, it is a beautifully simple power user application that will help you keep your private information safe and secure.
I will show how to create a conky'esque transparent shell using only gnome-terminal and Compiz-fusion. Check out the attached screenshots.
First create a new profile in gnome-terminal (Edit->Profiles->New), name it "trans". Set the following characteristics:
Cursor blinks: off
Show menubar: off
Initial title: trans
Dynamically-set title: Isn't displayed
Color scheme: Black on white
In the current version of GNOME there is no way to turn off tooltips on the panel. This is an annoyance when using the Compiz Fusion Window Previews plugin, which shows a thumbnail of a window. The yellow GNOME tooltip stills shows up under the fancy Compiz preview.
I used to run this application all the time in windows.. Guess what? You can run it on Ubuntu with wine.
Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10. BulletProof-X provides a failsafe mode which will ensure that users never have to manually configure their graphics hardware settings from the command line.
This document describes how to set up Tesseract OCR on Ubuntu 7.04. OCR means "Optical Character Recognition". The resulting system will be able to convert images with embedded text to text files. Tesseract is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
Ubuntu Linux developers have been showing off the fifth update to the upcoming "Gutsy Gibbon" version.
Instead of using the Google Talk client embedded in Gmail, why not use it in your sidebar instead? Thanks to the gTalk sidebar extension, we can do just that.
My Series 1 TiVo is getting old, so I am planning an escape route based on MythTV, a free software system that turns an old computer into a personal video recorder. This week I tested three MythTV-specific Linux distributions: KnoppMyth, MythDora, and MythBuntu. I found MythDora the best overall fit for my needs -- but there are important distinctions between the three that may lead you to a different decision.
Nero Linux 3 is the ultimate burning application for Linux. Built on the award winning Nero Burning ROM 7 platform, Nero Linux 3 is not only the most powerful and versatile burning application available for Linux, but now the only application to offer Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD data burning support.
Do you use the terminal a lot in Linux? With only Compiz Fusion and Gnome-Terminal you can have a transparent terminal that looks like it is part of your desktop. (See the screenshot at the end of this post.) I found the idea for this over at Ubuntu Unleashed, my instructions here are slightly different.
If Linux is hardly affected by viruses, why do system administrators use anti-virus software on their Linux email servers? Because an anti-virus scanner on a mail server can serve as another level of defense for Microsoft Windows desktop users.
Ubuntu is on a roll to create the best Linux distribution targeted at the lay person ever. And a number of user friendly features are expected to be included in the yet to be released Gutsy Gibbon (stable version) which is expected some time in October this year.
Google has announced that they are working on a new project, which is a new Linux distribution based on the famous Ubuntu.
You maybe know what Alexa is, but if not, Alexa is a toolbar first only available for Internet Explorer, that keeps track of the sites you visit (Only for statistics purposes as you do not need to register with them) and then you can see the statistics of a given site, to see how many visits it got, and how many pages per visit.
If you use the Opera browser on multiple machines, you'll inevitably run into the problem of keeping your bookmarks in sync.
I found these scripts based off of a web tutorial on how to install and configure a file server via samba that i found here. I don't take credit for the tutorial just for the scripts. Feel free to edit these scripts and make them better. Just be sure to post the new ones.
The calculator options on Linux just blows the Windows calculator away. Imagine a calculator where you can solve extremely complicated expressions, or just convert between different measurements, and you've got Qalculate.
An excellent feature of Beryl was the tray icon that allowed users to easily switch window managers and decorators. A similar icon for Compiz Fusion is now available but is not included in most repositories.
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #54 for the week August 19th - August 25th, 2007 is now available. In this issue we cover Canonical’s new store opening, the announcement of UDS-Boston, Gutsy Gibbon’s latest alpha release, Launchpad’s new features, and much much more.
This document describes how to set up Hyperic HQ on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides an awesome, web-based "Systems-Management-Software". It's the further stage of classical monitoring and able to manage all kinds of operating systems, web servers, application servers and database servers.