f he wasn't so utterly wrong and, it appears that he's taken seriously, Andrew Keen's delusion that the economy is about to "Give Open-Source a Good Thumping" would be funny.Read more »
Appnr is a web-based tool and a service that install applications on Ubuntu. This is a web interface for APT, and the package is downloaded and installed from Ubuntu/Third-party repositories.
The AptURL Protocol Handler and a Web browser support are required to install applications.Read more »
I love free and open source software (FOSS). The cause -- essentially, an extension of free speech -- is one that I can get behind as a writer, and community members are not only brilliant but both passionate and practical at the same time. It's an exciting field, and the one in which I've chosen to make a career.Read more »
See the screenshots to see what’s new in this version. Here’s a brief description: the ability to remove old kernel images, packeges that are no longer needed in order to clean up hdd space, change the gnome panel logo, templates and Scripts support directory now, new user folder settings and it also has full support for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid!Read more »
0.2.14 has been released! This release includes a lot of bug fixes, and the lastfmradio plugin.
Also, we’ve put up the first source tarball for Exaile 0.3.0a. To use it, download and extract the tarball, then run ./exaile from within the source directory. Note: This is an alpha release, and yes we know that there are a lot of features missing. This is just barely a hint of what’s to come.Read more »
At a Red Hat retrospective panel on the ODF vs. OOXML struggle panel, a Microsoft representative, Stuart McKee, admitted that ODF had 'clearly won.' The Redmond company is going to add native support of ODF 1.1 with its Office 2007 service pack 2. Its yet unpublished format ISO OOXML will not be supported before the release of the next Office generation.Read more »
You think, text-console programs look boring? Then run them in an environment that looks more interesting.
AKFAvatar can be used as a wrapper for text-console programs.
It can be used to make simple demos and much more…
Version 0.15.1 is out since sunday.Read more »
Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions). How to modify the look of websites like gmail, google, google reader, last.fm, lyrics and other stuff to make youtube better and some other cool greasemonkey and stylish scripts.Read more »
Ubuntu users, Firefox 3 beta 5 (3b5) has reached Hardy’s repositories.
To be able to install the extensions that are not supported by this version of firefox, here’s what you must do to bypass it:
Imagine the next time you are trying reading a great list of Ubuntu programs. One of them catches your eye, and you want to try it. Instead of either using Add/Remove or opening a terminal to install the program, you simply click a link. A message box pops up asking you if you want to install the program, and then you enter your password.Read more »
Preload is an "adaptive readahead daemon" that runs in the background of your system and observes what programs you use most often, caching them in order to speed up application load time. By using Preload, you can put unused RAM to good work, and improve the overall performance of your desktop system. Best of all, it's easy to install and use!Read more »
While it may not let you go where no man has gone before, Celestia is an amazing desktop application that lets you go anywhere in the known Universe.You can view any object in the Solar System, travel to distant stars, and even leave the Galaxy, traveling faster than the speed of light, viewing high-res images of objects millions of miles away.Read more »
One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added. Ubuntu includes a very convenient update manager but constantly upgrading your system can be a burden. This guide will explain howto customize the manager to run less often, or automatically install updates.Read more »
Krishnakant Mane says that the freedom and flexibility provided by open source software enables him to work with a variety of interfaces and is integral to his work at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.Read more »
I've found myself falling in love all over again with various KDE apps as I use their KDE4 incarnations. One of those apps is Gwenview, by Aurélien Gâteau. In KDE4 one of the common goals shared by various development teams was to improve the look, feel and usability of our apps. Did Aurélien succeed? Now it certainly looks better. But is it as functional? As easy to use?Read more »