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Restrict (Lock) Your Ubuntu Desktop With Lockdown Editor

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.

Ubuntu Sources List Generator

Ubuntu Sources List Generator is a website where you can generate a sources.list file with a lot of useful repositories. Besides the usual Ubuntu main, restricted, universe, multiverse, updates and so on you can choose from many others.

Arista Transcoder for Linux Comes With Presets for iPod, DVD Player, PSP, Playstation 3; Live Preview

Arista Transcoder is an easy to use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop.

A Possible Amarok Replacement: Gmusicbrowser

I have used Amarok for over 3 years I think, but since Jaunty and Amarok 2 (I did use Amarok 1.4 again but it didn't worked like it should anymore and also no development made me look for something else), I decided to look for another music player.

sK1 Pre-Build Packages for Ubuntu 9.04 and Mandriva Are Now Available

A few days ago I was telling you about sK1, an open-source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator but at the time I wrote that post, there weren't any pre-build packages for the latest version and also there were some errors compiling it in Ubuntu 9.04.

Cross-platform Backup Utility: fwbackups

fwbackups is a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents anytime, anywhere. It is completely free to download and use without any sort of trial or restrictions.

iPod Disk Data Restore

iPod drive data recovery tool is non-destructive and read only software that provides full recovery of your accidently deleted media files and folders. iPod corrupt disk mode retrieval tool revives your lost mp3, mp4, m4v, m4b, m4a, apple loss less audio, video songs and audible audio book.

Keystrokes Logger

Freeware keyboard logging application saves each typed keys, characters, digits and special character keys including tab, alt, shift, ctrl in confidential encrypted hidden log file.

iPod Erased Files Restore

Downloads best iPod deleted iTunes recovery tool and restore your deleted song files including mp3, mp4, m4a, m4b, midi, wav, mpeg and advance audio coding (AAC) format files. iPod songs recovery software recovers your deleted music files and folder from hard drive-based iPod Classic, touchscreen iPod Touch, video-capable iPod Nano and Compact iPod Shuffle.

Wine 1.1.10 has been released

What’s new in Wine 1.1.10 (see below for details):
- Support for virtual memory write watches.
- Workarounds for the WINAPI compiler bug on Mac OS.
- Several fixes for the 64-bit build.
- Some more GdiPlus functions.
- Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 available for download

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3.1 can be followed at the Firefox 3.1 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and on irc.mozilla.org in #shiretoko.

Appnr Launches!

Appnr is the Web based tool and a service that install the application on Ubuntu.

Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third “Extend Firefox” contest

Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third “Extend Firefox” contest, an annual competition that recognizes the year’s best Firefox add-ons.

TuxSoftware.com - Search n' Install Software

Wanted to thank the UbuntuHq.com staff for adding a link to our site.

TuxSoftware.com is a web-based software delivery system for Ubuntu/Debian, the site contains the most popular well documented applications with screenshots, reviews, system requisites, and support links for each. You may install software using either the AptUrl protocol or with our own custom utility which is additionally capable of local .deb package installs. We also maintain a custom repository that contains additional packages that may not be in the Canonical supported repos, like Flock Webbrowser and Frostwire for instance.

This is a very young project that is constantly growing and we welcome any and all community suggestions. We are very commited to Free/Open Source Software and both our site and utility are under the CC-SA and GPL.

Installing and tracking software updates with toast

Using toast takes the burden out of building, installing, and keeping track of software built from source. You can use toast to build and maintain software installed in your /home directory as a regular user, or to set up software for all users in /usr/local. toast can obtain packages over HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and via SSH and CVS. It can handle most archive formats, as well as .rpm and .deb packages.

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions).

 http://icehot.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/best-greasemonkey-and-stylish-scripts/

GnuCash - Keep Your Cash (or lack thereof) in Order

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.

Ubuntu Tweak - Get Under the Hood With This Configuration Tool

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.

SSH101: Secure Shell Basics and X11 Forwarding

From Techthrob.com:

SSH is an incredibly powerful tool. It lets you connect to a computer anywhere in the world, share files, and even run applications remotely. This tutorial will take you through installing and configuring the SSH Server, discuss some of the basic options of the SSH client, and even show you how to run graphical applications on a remote computer, from anywhere.

Read More at Techthrob.com

Inkscape - The Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor


Inkscape
is an open source vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator or Xara. It uses the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. It's capable of creating objects with a variety of drawing, shape and text tools. You can edit previously created objects with scale, gradients, masks, and filtered effects.

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