"In the past, we have explored the reality that, in many forms, the much anticipated "Google OS" has long since already arrived. But recently, there have been strong indicators that Google may be positioning for something more. And today, we will explore what this might look like if it were to actually happen."Read more »
"...Again, if you're going to be a general purpose platform, you need to be able to fetch, update, notify and display that data. Web 2.0 integration usually happens via JSON data structures and REST interfaces..."Read more »
Many eyecandy 3D apps like Beryl, Compiz, OpenCompositing Compiz Tools and Plugins and kiba-dock snapshots built under Feisty by Treviño using latest available (working) sources from git/svn/cvs...
You can use apt to download and install the packages. Use the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list and use the command sudo apt-get update to enable downloading from this component.Read more »
Mozilla and Google are collaborating on an effort to make web applications work offline.
Firefox 3 will be the first internet browser to offer offline web application support when it launches at the end of this yearRead more »
Jacob’s recent post on Lemmings clone Pingus reminded me of a similar game (similar in the penguin content anyway) which is also great fun to play and can give you that nostalgic feeling. It is basically a Super Mario clone, called SuperTux. Unsurprisingly, instead of the moustached man, you control everyone’s favourite operating system mascot, Tux.Read more »
Ever wished you could display more than one site in Firefox at a time? I'm not talking about tabbed browsing, I'm talking about seeing two sites next to one another without having to juggle two browser windows. Firefox doesn't do this natively, but with the Split Browser extension, you can juggle two or more sites in one browser windowRead more »
Why bother using a dedicated FTP client when you can use FireFTP? This nifty extension turns Firefox into a full-fledged FTP tool, so you can transfer files back and forth without leaving the browser. FireFTP offers all the features you'd expect from a decent FTP client.
Installing FireFTP is a matter of clicking on its .xpi package and restarting Firefox.Read more »
Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application. If you heard about Linux and Ubuntu, if you wanted to try them but you were afraid, this is for youRead more »
The story of a new Dell laptop.
The finale is the best part: "Since then, I've had only one opportunity to use her laptop. I used it to check my email. It was fast, and beautiful, and hers. That's right, I had to give it right back to her. My little one has grown up. As much as it hurts, Linux no longer needs me to support non-geek users."
I’m a fan of Ubuntu Linux, and think that Mark Shuttleworth is a good guy. However, to many in the Linux community, the South African entrepreneur is a rock star, a god. What’s more, Ubuntu Linux is seen by many as the first, and only, Linux distribution that might have a shot at gaining market share on the desktop.Read more »
From June 25th - 29th, Novell’s hundreds of Linux engineers will spend five days working alone or on teams on open source projects of their own devising. Some will contribute to existing open source projects; some will forge new paths. This event is occurring in seven main engineering sites around the globe: Beijing, Bangalore, Prague, Nuernberg, Boston, Provo, and Portland.Read more »
Ubuntu is a great distro, but it still needs some slight tweaking to get it just right. I’m going to show you how to use Automatix2 to get your OS perfected. For those of you unfamiliar with Automatix2, its basically software that makes installing add-on software easier in Ubuntu.Read more »
"I was poor. I was desperate. I wanted to be on this bandwagon of this Internet thing, and I wanted to find a business that wouldn't require large amounts of bandwidth or large amounts of capital. The key was Linux. It was Linux that let me connect to the Net so I could start soaking up this knowledge," said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux.Read more »
Mandriva has become the third major Linux distributor to publicly announce it has no intention to join Microsoft in licensing and non-litigation pacts. Red Hat and Ubuntu have made similar statements, while Novell, Xandros and Linspire have partnered with Microsoft in sharing licensed technology and agreeing not to sue each other over possible patent infringements.Read more »