A few months ago I was telling you about sK1, an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. At the time, you had to compile it, but now (actually it exists for quite some time, but I wasn't aware of it) there is an Ubuntu repository from where you can install the latest version.Read more »
Get APT anywhere: Have you ever felt that there is no life without APT? Well, if you'd suddenly lost conection to the internet, how would you install new packages? What about dependencies? You've just finished installing Ubuntu and configured it to a rad look, with all your favorite applications? For some reason you now have to re-install it?Read more »
Audacious is a free, lightweight advanced audio player based on GTK2 which runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope comes with Audacious 1.5.1 while version 2.1.0 is already available for download so if you really like Audacious, I bet you can't wait to upgrade.Read more »
You can now reduce the wait for the latest graphic card driver in Ubuntu, which will only be available in a few months. There is an Ubuntu repository periodically updated with the latest open source drivers included in the xorg project.
These drivers may also solve some problems regarding desktop effects, especially on Intel card, in individual cases where these drivers are placed in the Compiz
François Vogelweith is the author of zgegblog, a site that maintains a collection of great GNOME themes. Balanzan (translated: Balance) is one of its most popular creations, a very comprehensive theme based on Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, which contains a wallpaper, logon theme, Emerald theme, controls and icons.Read more »
There are a number of version control systems available. Originally there was RCS, which was suitable for individuals, but not really suitable for groups of people. It evolved into CVS, which worked pretty well for years, and then Subversion came along, making a better CVS than CVS itself.Read more »
With the proliferation of music services and downloads, it’s easy to forget that many Linux distributions don’t provide support for MP3 and other restrictive codecs. These file types are generally encumbered by patents or non-free licenses and, because of this, a number of distributions will not ship these packages.Read more »