As you may or may not know, Fedora 8 introduced a nice feature in Gnome, called Infinity: changing the wallpaper image based on the current time. It was pretty nice to have a bright wallpaper at noon and a dark one at night. However, this feature wasn’t available for KDE as well so someone had to make it. And here it is.
When you open a new tab (File/New tab, or Ctrl + T) you get a blank tab. If blank is too much for you, try adding some color and style to the blank page.
For anyone who is keen to migrate to Linux platform, but can’t live without Windows application, then Wine can be a great solution for you.
HTTrack is a powerful tool that allows you to download / mirror a website to a local location. Basically, HTTrack follows the links of the original website, recursively downloads them to the local directory while re-arranging the hyper-links structure so you can just simply open a downloaded HTML file and browse at the local machine.
The default Ubuntu installation of
cpufreq-selector allows only root users to modify CPU frequency scaling policy. This is a security measure and the CPU monitor applet can only read the current CPU frequency and policy.
We didn't quite finish up our server kernel vs. desktop kernel comparison, so today we'll wrap that up, plus we'll dig into the included services in Ubuntu Server, amaze at a couple of interesting blunders, and decide what this thing is good for — fueling the tireless Canonical hype machine, or something actually useful?
I have both OS X 10.x and Ubuntu 7.x running on separate laptops, and have used them for over 2 years now. The similarities are outstanding in more than a few ways. Below is PART 2 of my reviews and summary of main features of the latest Ubuntu 7.10 (codename Gutsy Gibbon) which have made it so appealing over Apple's OS X.
Mark Shuttleworth says he's more lucky than smart, but his record says otherwise. He's a technologist, venture capitalist, social experimenter, philanthropist, and Russian-trained space traveler. Oh, and Mark Shuttleworth originated the world's fastest-growing Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
I’ve been chatting in the sounder and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists and something most Ubuntu users might not realize is that the Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ disks are packed almost to their limits. There is talk of removing the last remaining ‘WinFOSS’ (Firefox, Thunderbird and Abiword for Windows), but even that will only free up about 15 MB.
Personas is a prototype that builds upon the ideas that:
Back in the summer I wrote about two programs that allow Windows to read and write to Ext3 partitions as if they were native filesystems. DiskInternals Linux Reader is a similar program for read-only access.
Today we have a technological cage match involving two operating systems, both UNIX- based, both mature, both with passionate detractors and even more passionate defenders, and both released just a week apart. I'm talking, of course, about Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), with its final release on October 18, and Apple' s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, which was available for purchase on October 26.
Mozilla Foundation, the organization behind the Firefox web browser, has defended itself against claims from sections of the Linux community that it has ignored Linux in the development of Firefox 3, the next generation of the browser. Mozilla's chief interface designer says Linux is very much included in the development project.
Your Debian / Ubuntu Linux box security depends upon access to system services (one of many aspects). For example, you may need to provide a web server (Apache service) to serve web pages. However, if you do not need use a service, you should always turn off all unused services to avoid exploits.
I've been using and advocating free software for around six years. When studying and then working as a freelance writer, migrating an office seemed so simple -- draw up a list of comparable programs and, over a reasonable period, move your staff across. But over the past few weeks I've been trying to use Ubuntu Gutsy on my desktop PC in a Windows-based office, and whilst most things work just fine, it's far from the seamless integration I was hoping for.
A friend had an interesting problem for me to solve; he wanted to know how to turn off his laptop’s monitor without shutting down the system or waiting for it to go off. He wanted to leave it working during the night on the desk in his room, without the light from the LCD bothering him while he slept.
This new release of URandR will finally allow you to save your settings without touching your xorg.conf (except for the virtual resolution).
Ubuntu (and its variants Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Fluxbuntu) have made Linux more accessible to the big public, as it has brought both ease of use and eye-candy as well as security and ease of installing programs.
The users of Ubuntu have a big range of software to choose and install, but it's hard to choose what software is the best for your needs.
My Ubuntu used to start really slowly, even more slowly than my former XP. It was not really a problem except on the mornings when I wanted to surf while eating my breakfast. I was finished with it when my laptop was finally ready to be used. So I thought that there has to be a way to make it faster. After a little research I learned that it was not even hard to do. I gave it a try and now this machine starts a lot faster. Whoa! Totally worth it.
It may seem easy for some, but for others, installing MySQL on Ubuntu or Debian Linux is not an easy task. This article explains to you how to install the MySQL Server and Client packages on a Ubuntu/Debian system.
The AptURL Protocol Handler is a program that handles special URLs for installing packages. This means that special links in web pages can install software. Ubuntu 7.10 has AptURL installed by default. Installing applications does not get any easier than this.
The KDE Education Project is developing high-quality software for the K Desktop Environment. Its primary focus is on schoolchildren aged 3 to 18, and the specialized user interface needs of young users. Several programs were also made to aid teachers in planning lessons, and others that are of interest to university students and anyone else with a desire to learn.
Ubuntu-based distribution and live CD focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV system similar to KnoppMyth or Mythdora. It can be used to install a standalone frontend, backend, or combination machines. Mythbuntu uses Xfce as its default desktop and provides a graphical Control Centre to configure the system.
Linux has plenty of powerful encryption software, but what can you use if you just want to secure a couple files quickly? The OpenSSL toolkit works well for this. It comes installed with Ubuntu and can provide stronger encryption than you would ever need.
I wanted to recover data from a failing hard drive, and asked on IRC if any good tools existed for Ubuntu. Someone pointed me towards GNU ddrescue (named
gddrescue in Debian and Ubuntu), which is designed for rescuing data from any file or block device.