Mult-Platform Color Picker: Gpick

Gpick is a tool that allows you to click any color on your screen and copy it's RGB, HEX or HSL value to the clipboard.

Emesene 1.5 With Webcam Support [How To Install It In Ubuntu]

Emesene 1.5 brings a lot of new features and bugfixes, most notable being the webcam (video) support. Changes in 1.5:

* Compatible with the latest Window Live Messenger(tm)
* New plugin set (Plus! colors, Notifications, Mail check, etc.)
* HTTP connection and proxy support
* @msn accounts support

Increase The Maximum Sound Level in Ubuntu Linux

A few days ago I was telling you about increasing the soft volume in MPlayer to 300%. I know a lot of people are experiencing a very low sound level in Ubuntu, so here is another trick to increase the sound (soft volume) in Ubuntu Linux, this time system-wide.

ALSA Upgrade Script for Debian / Ubuntu

We posted instructions for upgrading ALSA on Ubuntu to version 1.0.20 but there are a lot of steps to follow so for this reason I searched for an alternative and found a script on the (thanks to soundcheck)

How to Download Files From The Web Using Wget [Linux CLI Tips]

In this post: a little about the WGET command:

Download a zip archive:


and will be downloaded. But we can download files using a lot of parameters. Read on!

MyBashBurn Is A Linux Shell Tool For Burning CDs and DVDs

MyBashBurn is basically a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend for Bashburn script (it always had a bad interface) for Linux, which is a complete solution for burning or ripping CDs and DVDs. MyBashBurn uses dialog boxes/functions which draws (using ncurses) windows onto the screen.


Install Hundreds of Free Fonts In Ubuntu via Repositories

If you need a tool to preview the fonts installed on your system, I recommend myFontBook which is a web app that does not require installation and works on any operating system.


Sample fonts:

KDE Partition Manager - First Stable Release

KDE Partition Manager allows you to manage your disks, partitions and file systems: Create, resize, delete, copy, backup and restore partitions with a large number of supported file systems (ext2/3, reiserfs, NTFS, FAT32 and more).

Chrome-Like Theme for Your Linux Distro [Gnome]

For new we can only speculate on how good Chrome OS will be or how it will look. But if you want something that might look like Chrome OS and still use your favourite Linux distribution, try Chrome-Like Theme Pack.

Avidemux Version 2.5.1 Was Released - Fixes A Lot of Bugs

Version 2.5.1 of Avidemux was released, a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.

VDrift, TORCS, SuperTuxKart: 3 Free, Open Source, Cross-Platform Car Racing Games

VDrift, TORCS and SuperTuxKart are 3 free, open source car racing games which run on Windows, Linux and MacOSX.


ATI Catalyst 9.8 Released, How To Upgrade Your ATI Drivers in Linux

With ATI Catalyst 9.8, ATI finally has support for newer kernels. The Linux 2.6.29 kernel was released in March, but it has taken until today for AMD to release any support for this kernel. However, at the same time, they have also released support for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel, which arrived back in June.

Elltube Downloads and Converts YouTube Videos to Audio

Of all the available tools for downloading and converting YouTube videos to audio (but it can convert to video formats too), Elltube was the easiest to install, get working, and the most reliable.

Complete System Rescue Disk Based on Linux: SystemRescueCd

SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk.

Increase MPlayer Soft Volume to 300% in Linux

Sometimes when you watch a move, the sound is just too low, even setting your alsamixer to 100%. But you can increase your MPlayer soft volume to 300% with just a simple command.

How to Upgrade to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards.

GIMP 2.6.7 Released, Ubuntu .deb Download

GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program was updated today to version 2.6.7. GIMP 2.6.7 comes with lots of bug-fixes and it contains an important fix for using GIMP with the latest GEGL and babl releases.

Faster Internet Browsing In Linux with Ziproxy

Ziproxy is forwarding, non-caching, compressing HTTP proxy server coming to the rescue of Linux (bot 32 and 64 bit) users with slow internet connections. Basically it squeezes images by converting them to lower quality JPEGs or JPEG 2000 and compresses (gzip) HTML and other text-like data.

Search and Replace in Multiple Files with Regexxer

Regexxer is a GUI search & replace (for multiple files) tool for Linux. If you are tired of hacking together commands at the terminal or having to open a giant bloated IDE just to perform search and replace across a number of files, then Regexxer is the tool for you.

DockBar: TaskBar with Grouping and Group Manipulation for Gnome

dockbar gnome linux
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