Luminotes: No-frills wiki notebook

Imagine an application that combines the features of a wiki and a Web-based notebook. It may sound like an unusual mix, but Luminotes wiki notebook is living proof that this combination works rather well.

Ubuntu Forums upgraded

The Ubuntu Forums has upgraded the forums software to vBB 3.7. This will add many new features, including tagging and social groups. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

Create Seperate Home partition with existing Drive or Partition without a livecd

I recently wanted to create a seperate /home partition since I installed home on / and didnt want the hassle of waiting for the livecd to boot, so here is an easy tutorial that will explain how to setup a seperate /home partition with an existing empty drive or partition you already have without using a livecd.

Add faceted search to Thunderbird with Seek

Do you struggle to keep tabs on your Thunderbird inbox? The SIMILE Seek extension might be the answer to your problems. The extension adds faceted browsing to Thunderbird, which allows you to search and manage your email messages in a radically different way than you are used to.

Wirelessly Sync an iPhone or iPod Touch with Ubuntu

Apple has made it as difficult as they could to sync the iPod Touch and iPhone to any application other than iTunes. As a result, syncing an iPod Touch or iPhone in Linux is still no easy task.

9 secrets for Shell enthusiasts

A list with ubuntu commands that will help every shell coder to write faster and better code.

While Everyone Else Is Awaiting the Release of Hardy Heron, I Am Not

I see counters on websites. Only four more days to the official release. Only three more days. And then what? The wait will be over. The counter will increase to six months until Intrepid Ibex. And what exactly will happen on the 24th anyway?

Ubuntu 'reaping Linux dividend'

The public perception of open source software is changing fast, said Mark Shuttleworth, who leads distribution of the Ubuntu operating system (OS). A new version of Ubuntu, a version of the Linux OS, is released on Thursday.

Get your fingerprint reader to work in Ubuntu

The fprint project aims to plug a gap in the Linux desktop: support for consumer fingerprint reader devices.
Previously, Linux support for such devices has been scattered amongst different projects (many incomplete) and inconsistent in that application developers would have to implement support for each type of fingerprint reader separately. For more information on where we came from, see the project history page.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue 87

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 87 for the weeks April 13th - April 19th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Release Candidate, Release Candidate Testing, Ubuntu Open Week, Abiword 2.6 needs testers, reviewers, and sponsors, ShipIt 8.04 CD orders, Hardy Heron release parties, FISL (5th International Free Software Forum) in Brazil, Ubuntu Desktop training, Ubuntu ported to ARM, and much, much more!

"It Doesn't Work In Linux"

So, every now and then I see somebody complain, "Oh, Linux is bad because I had to spend X much time getting Y to work, why don't those Linux people fix that?", as though "those Linux people" were responsible for testing and fixing every piece of software in existence.

Linux replacements for your favourite Windows apps

For many users, getting started with Linux is surprisingly easy. New, friendlier versions of the free operating system, such as Fedora and Ubuntu, feature straightforward menus and automated installations that make switching from Windows to Linux a relatively simple process.

Attaching a Document (Including Templates) to an OpenOffice Menu Item or Toolbar

So you're an IT director. You want to make things easy for your users (and thus easy for your team so they need to answer fewer questions). One way to make things very easy and simple for your users is to create templates.

Geocaching tools in Linux

I just bought a Garmin etrex vista hcx (phew!) handheld GPS unit, in order to use for geocaching. This post aims to address how to send geocaching information to the Garmin GPS device over USB. We will use the excellent GPSBabel tool to perform this task.

Sitebar: centralized bookmarking

Like many people nowadays, I use many different computers. You use your computer at work, home, school and in public places. Maybe you also got several computers at home? One thing that easy comes to annoyance is bookmarking. With different bookmarks on every computer, I’ve long searched for a good way to sync my bookmarks between browsers and operating systems.

rpl - A Find & Replace Terminal Tool

Tonight I have mainly been working on Whird. I have been rewriting large chunks of code in an effort to optimise a bunch of functions. As a result of this, I had to change a series of strings in a number of files. As per normal when it comes to fiddly grep, sed and awk commands, I fired up Google and searched for some pointers. Whilst refreshing my memory, I came across a comment by an anonymous reader who suggested using the rpl command.

HUBackup - Backup application for Ubuntu Home Users

HUBackup is short for Home User Backup System. As the name implies, this is a very simple, concise and easy to use backup application that uses the renowned and proven dar (Disk ARchive) to do the actual archiving. Emphasis has been on providing true and reliable progress indication throughout all operations, as well as the ability to cancel any operation at any given point. HUBackup mainly concerns with backing up your home folder data, allowing you to restore it in case of data loss.

4 days until Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron takes off

Hardy Heron, the latest version of Ubuntu, arguably the world’s most well known version of Linux, is set to be released in a mere four days. Keen as I am on – shock horror – Windows Vista, and less of a shock, Mac OS X, I await the release of Ubuntu’s newest bird with great anticipation.

cpufreqd - How to configure you cpu speed

cpufreqd is a Linux daemon, that lets you control the speed of your CPU(s), depending on some variables, or also be set manually, you can set it to act dynamically or manually, you can define a lot of profiles and rules, which will control your CPU speed, the variables could be the temperature of your CPU, the amount of charge in your battery if AC is connected or not.

Fix your Gnome themes with Gnome Color Chooser!

Are you as sick of broken dark themes as I am? Many of you probably know that a lot of the darker themes you get at places like gnome-look many times are unusable because of things like text input-boxes have fault coloring, so you might not be able to see what you’re writing.

Firefox 3 Beta Review: A Disappointment

I’ve been testing the latest release of Firefox since my last article, which discussed the areas Mozilla needed to work on. Overall, it looks and feels like the last release. Undoubtedly, there have been marked improvements made in the security and stability of the application. But to be honest, I was right about one prediction - a total lack of offering anything compelling over the previous release.

Scribus - Desktop Publishing for Penguins

When it comes to desktop publishing, a lot of people might think of big organizations producing newsletters, or your local boy scouts producing a fund raising flier.  But the average person out there might not see where any kind of desktop publishing is really needed.  Honestly, if you really look deeply, you might be surprised.  There are a lot of great uses for desktop publishing.  A lot more than people realize. But what is desktop publishing?

Bradley Kuhn makes a better world through software freedom

Bradley Kuhn is one of the founding team members of the Software Freedom Law Center, and a longtime advocate for the cause of Free Software. Many consider him one of the most influential voices in the worldwide FLOSS community. Kuhn, formerly the executive director of the Free Software Foundation, took some time recently to catch us up on his latest work.

So What Is The Linux Kernel?

While we hear so much about Linux and the Linux Kernel, what exactly is the Kernel and what does it do? In summary the Linux Kernel is the interface between the operating system and your computer hardware. It is the core of any computer allowing the operating system to control a number of different functions and is the most vital part of any operating system - without which your computer would not operate.

rpl - A Find & Replace Terminal Tool

Tonight I have mainly been working on Whird. I have been rewriting large chunks of code in an effort to optimise a bunch of functions. As a result of this, I had to change a series of strings in a number of files.

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