I was a Windows user for several years when I decided to switch to Linux, late 2005 or early 2006, I can't recall exactly. I remember that on Windows I was always looking for freeware alternatives to all the paid applications. At the time, I was not aware of the terms 'open-source' or 'free software', and I definitely had no idea about the concepts behind them.
Instead of an introduction, I'll answer the question 'Why did you left out wonderful applications like Scribus, Inkscape, Cinelerra, Wine, QCad etc?'. Well, because the article is about applications which I consider essential for daily use. Of course, some work with those every day, but not the majority.
This article reviews all the most common command line tools for manipulating and listening to audio formats on Linux. Players, editors, encoders/decoders, tag editors, music servers, they are all here. Currently it includes no less than 18 CLI (Command Line Interface) tools.
The article reviews 10 GTK applications which don't come with the GNOME desktop environment, and are third-party applications: GIMP, Banshee, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, XChat, VLC, Deluge, Geany, LinuxDC++ and Inkscape. Screenshots included.
Review of 20 essential KDE applications plus several additions: Amarok, KTorrent, K3b, Akregator and all the others.
Whether you are trying Ubuntu for the first time or you are a long-time Ubuntu power user, you will find in here a list of the best Ubuntu resources on the Web. You name it: websites, forums, wikis, blogs and podcasts. I'll update it whenever I discover a new resource, so keep your eye on it!
Lots of people today are bored from Microsoft OS, so they want to change it. Most of them want to chose Linux, but isn’t so easy. In this moment Linux is on his best way to make “Linux World” where all computer users will use Linux OS. That is because today we have more 100 distributions.
Works With U, a new website that covers Linux and Ubuntu non-stop, has a quick story about the Asus Eee PC. Blogger Joe Panettieri says the Eee PC is easy for a kid to master in only a few minutes.
I was searching for Ubuntu softwares from Community Ubuntu Documentation. I found this very helpful doc for all Ubuntu users. It list the best open-source applications available and supported for Ubuntu for new Linux users to explore. Programs are compared to corresponding Windows or Mac program. Other software list are need to be verified in the repositories.
Day by day Ubuntu get more popular. Lots of new people installed for the 1st time and give it a try. But lots of them use Windows before start using Ubuntu. They don’t even know what property software to use. Here is the list of 10 must have Ubuntu applications who will help for better Ubuntu use.
Thoughts on a fresh upgrade to the new Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron
Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions).
Ubuntu users, Firefox 3 beta 5 (3b5) has reached Hardy’s repositories. Gutsy (and older versions) users, enable Hardy repo’s to upgrade it.
To be able to install the extensions that are not supported by this version of firefox (since the new addons website interface which sucks by the way), here’s what you must do to bypass it:
A video tutorial on how to embed the terminal into your desktop
Preload is an "adaptive readahead daemon" that runs in the background of your system and observes what programs you use most often, caching them in order to speed up application load time. By using Preload, you can put unused RAM to good work, and improve the overall performance of your desktop system. Best of all, it's easy to install and use!
With Linux becoming more popular and easier to use, more and more people are adopting it as their primary operating system. But the transformation from Windows user to Linux user can be a tough road to take. Most new users become long-term users because they have friends that introduce Linux to them. Here are 10 steps to convert a new Linux user
A commentary on the rising adoption of UNIX systems worldwide.
GnuCash is a personal finance and accounting application created to keep you crazy organized. It can do simple things like recording expenses and take care of register transactions, but it can also handle tracking bank accounts, income, and a slew of financial instruments and derivatives.
Virtualization is the technique of running a "guest" operating system inside an already-running OS; for example, Windows inside Linux, or visa-versa. This week Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced a partnership with Parallels, maker of the Virtualization products Parallels Workstation and Parallels Desktop for Mac. This article compares four virtualization products available for Ubuntu Linux: the free, open source Qemu; the closed-but-free versions of VirtualBox and VMware-Server, and the newly-available, commercial Parallels.
Ubuntu Tweak is a utility created to make it easier for users to configure and change a variety of system settings. You can use it to quickly adjust settings for GNOME Panel, Compiz, and Nautilus, along with some more advanced security settings.