Vuurmuur is graphical front end for famous firewall software iptables. You can make complex firewall rules in simple steps. Vuurmuur supports traffic shaping, has powerful monitoring features, which allow the administrator to look at the logs, connections and bandwidth usage in real-time.
Cairo Menu is a fast and functional menu for the Gnome desktop that focuses on speed, efficiency and delivering what you want in the least number of clicks or keystrokes. Even though it somewhat resembles Gnomenu, the author claims Cairo Menu is much faster and brings a number of new concepts and features for this new menu.
If a lack of third-party plug-in support (i.e. Flash) kept you from trying out Chrome on your Linux system, then avoid no longer. The "early developer version" now supports many plug-ins, and they seem to work pretty well.
Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome so do not mix them.
The prototyping phase, to create a new user interface for OpenOffice.org, has ended last week.
Yesterday, Adobe released an alpha version of Flash Player plug-in version 10 for x86_64 architecture. This is a prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software 64-bit Linux platforms.
To integrate Google Calendar events into your Gnome desktop, go to Google Calendar, click on "Settings", then on the "Calendars" tab and then on your calendar's name:
Where most time-based distributions have a schedule of round and about six months, Debian takes another approach, obviously because Debian is more about stability and longevity than about the latest and greatest features in each release.
The post describes 2 tricks for optimizing Firefox and Flash in Linux. Read on for details...
Remember Highly Ubuntu Integrated Gmail Notifier? What if you could click the notification bubble to delete, open or mark an email as spam?
Let's face it: you can sometimes forget a password, because well... it happens! I can't help you with all of them, but I can tell you how to recover your lost Linux root password thanks to Tips4Linux. Just follow the below steps to recover it:
Lethe is a Deep Freeze-like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions).
Linux starts many processes with priority 0, which is the highest priority (as the rule of thumb is that the lower the number, the greater the priority). If you are running any resource hungry application then this priority mechanism causes some problems.
Gejengel is an Linux audio player which focuses on performance and simplicity, yet with a nice set of features.
Some key features:
* Easy to use
* Properly handles compilation albums (even if album artist tag is not set)
* Lean and fast (low on dependencies)
SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer (video player), from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.
Gnome system restrictions utility Lockdown Editor lets you create a profile that limits a user to a set of application that a system administrator allows. It has a nice, logically structured GUI that allows administrators to choose and click checkboxes on the options that you want to deny for user access.
Linux Video Converter makes it easy to convert your videos ready to be uploaded into video sharing websites (low-resolution high-quality). For now, it only supports YouTube but probably formats for other websites will be added soon.
Liferea developers have announced the availability of the first stable version of the 1.6.x series. Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is an aggregator for online news feeds. There are many other news readers available, but these others are not available for Linux or require many extra libraries to be installed.
khtml2png is a helpful tool for capturing an image of a webpage with ease.
Heroes of Newerth is an online, multi-player strategy game that is based upon DoTA (Defense of the Ancients) currently in closed beta, but S2 Games sent Phoronix Media 400 beta keys to giveaway and they say they can get even more.