I’ve tried a lot of backup software for Ubuntu, but none was quite right for what i had in mind: simple interface, the ability to select the folders which to backup, auto backup, simple restore to a selected date and most important: to backup only the changed files and folders if a previous backup with the same files and folders already exist. That untill i found Simple Backup.
Konsole: This is a powerful and full-featured terminal included by default in KDE. It features desktop transparency, background images, profiles, tabs, notifications and plenty schemes to choose from.
Not only Firefox became in a relatively short amount of time the most popular web browser on Linux, but it also turned out to be the most powerful competitor to Internet Explorer on Windows, proving itself faster, more stable, more flexible and secure. Some would say Firefox is one of the most important proofs that open-source can and is actually better than closed, proprietary software.
Ubuntu is slowly gaining marketshare - increasingly with the tech savy end-users - and therefore brings the need for easy to use, fully featured entertainment solutions.
One of the final frontiers for users, and open source programmers, is the dark realm of the financial application. Plenty of office suites, customer relationship managers, IDEs, and various groupware packages abound, but a dearth of solid and usable financial programs are available. GnuCash fills the void of a financial package for Linux users but GnuCash, contrary to what some believe, will not replace Quickbooks although it does have some very advanced features.
If you're a gamer or a recent linux switcher you probably think you can't play Windows games on your linux box - or that they will run very slow and crash because they are emulating the Windows DirectX API.
I've wanted to write this article for quite a while. Over the years I've noted that Java-based music and sound applications have increased in number and quality, yet no comprehensive list or summaries have covered these advances. And so at long last I present this survey of music and sound applications that require Java. The presentation follows no particular order, but in this first part I'll begin by questioning the use of Java in sound and music applications development, followed by a brief look at Java's internal audio and MIDI capabilities.
Mozilla has officially announced the availability of the second Firefox 3.1 alpha. This release includes support for the highly-anticipated HTML 5 "video" element and a handful of other features that move the browser forward.
While we all know about content management systems such as Joomla and Drupal, you may be surprised to learn that there literally dozens and dozens of other content management systems out there, many of which do have their special niche.
One of the essential ingredients to running a successful business is maintaining an advantage over your competition. Many different types of computer software can significantly enhance performance at the workplace, or in the home. A polished office suite, a reliable backup system, an intuitive desktop environment, even a welcome break from reality with an immersive game all have their part to play in helping users achieve their maximum potential.
I will give you some cool review and experiment's inside ubuntu, I just found a pretty creative software concept for Ubuntu. And I like the difference of the concept (I already posted this concept before for Ubuntu and now it's real!).
Creating a website has become a lot easier these days, thanks to the more powerful and versatile HTML editors. To those who are using Linux and are seriously considering a career in web development, you can try some of the best Free and Open-source HTML editors that I have here on my list:
Last week I wrote a slightly scathing mini-review of Dust, a new Ubuntu theme which has gathered quite a following keen to see it included in November’s Intrepid Ibex release. After the review attracted some vehement disagreement, I decided in the interest of fairness to give the theme a solid test run.
An e-mail client, aka Mail User Agent (MUA), aka e-mail reader is a frontend computer program used to manage e-mail.
With all of the noise going back and forth about how open source software is "better" for the end user, I am of the mind that this is clearly in the eyes of the beholder. So while there have been tremendous successes on the browser and operating system fronts, I can think of a number of instances where the closed source alternative still outshines the FOSS (free and open source software) alternative.
The upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is highly anticipated not only for the system enhancements it will likely get, but also for its new default theme. The visual refresh is a long time coming, so I expect the Ubuntu artwork team is cooking something good for all of us.
DevTodo is a simple command-line-based package to keep todo lists. Lists are prioritized and hierarchical. Each task in the list has a priority (very high, low, medium etc.) and a given task can be linked to another todo database, making the list hierarchical. The lists are stored as an XML file (.todo) in the current directory, so if you manage multiple projects, you can have different todo lists and DevTodo will update the information based on your current working directory.
Twitter is a social networking platform that keeps you in conversation by allowing you and your friends to follow each others' updates. The service lets users post and read 140-character updates, called tweets. With Twitter, you can do social networking on the fly, from your mobile phone or at your desktop, from a Web browser or a Twitter client. Twitter clients make the service more usuable by automatically checking for updates from your friends and allowing you to easily post your own updates. I tested four Twitter clients for Linux on a desktop running Ubuntu Hardy Heron.
If you like first-person shooters, you'll love Sauerbraten. This open source game might not have the visual finesse of other FPSes, but what it lacks in the graphics department, Sauerbraten more than makes up for with its various single and multiplayer modes, including an experimental role-playing game mode, and a unique WYSIWYG in-game map editor. Sauerbraten blends the best of FPSes like Quake and Max Payne to give you a unique gaming experience.
You can spice up the look of your GNOME desktop by putting on a killer theme and match it with really cool Linux wallpaper. To greatly enhance its appearance, you will also need some equally good-looking set of icons.