Linux now an equal
Welcome to the future. Linux is now a
first-class desktop operating system citizen. Adobe today released
version 10 of its Adobe Flash Player, available now in a variety of
convenient packaging formats for Linux, as well as other popular
desktop operating systems. more... and Benchmarking
Flash Player 10.
Like Firefox, OpenOffice also comes
with extensions that you can use to improve its functionality. Here,
we have tested all the extensions and sorted out those that are
useful for everyday use. Some of them are for general use while some
are only meant for Writer, Calc or Impress. (For those who haven’t
heard about OpenOffice before, it’s a popular free alternative to
Microsoft Office) more...
development phase as
interim step to btrfs.
Linus Torvalds has integrated a large
collection of patches prepared by (Ext) filesystem developer Theodore
Ts'o (tytso) into the main development branch of Linux. It contains a
patch for Ext4 which allows it to present itself as ext4 instead of
ext4dev. more... and What
is ZFS? and Transactional
Debian Upgrades with ZFS on Nexenta.
The five best
things in Linux
After a brief hardware hiccup with
Intel's e1000e gigabyte Ethernet firmware, Linux 2.6.27 was released
on October 9th. It's a good, but not ground-breaking, kernel. Still,
it has at least five significant improvements. more...
process new files with
fsniper lets you monitor specified
directories and execute scripts on any new files that are created in
them. Because fsniper uses inotify to monitor its directories, the
actions you define are executed as soon as filesystem changes happen.
This makes fsniper both more immediate than an hourly cron job and
more efficient. more...
Cook up tasty
custom Ubuntu live CDs
Live CDs let you boot an operating
system without installing any software on a hard drive. There are
plenty of Linux live CDs and lots of tools to customize them. The
Ubuntu Customization Kit, tastefully called UCK, lets you add your
favorite applications into the distro. more...
Python 3.0 makes a
Typically, each new version of the
Python programming language has been gentle on users, more or less
maintaining backward compatibility with previous versions. But in
2000, when Python creator Guido van Rossum announced that he was
embarking on a new version of Python, he did not sugar coat his plan:
Version 3.0 would not be backward-compatible. more...
is a free browser add-on that lets you preview links and rich media
without clicking or leaving your current page.
SketchUp is software that you can use to create, modify and
DropBox Store, Sync and share your files online.
lays foundations for open source.
2.5.0 Graphics Driver Released.
Adds Hulu Support to Your Media Center.
0.7.0 Review - Audio Player for Linux.
2.6 changes are mostly internal.
2.48: It isn't all about play.
Platform thoughts through the lense of Banshee.
How To Tips.
How To Install
Adobe Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu 8.04.
How To Install
OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04.
How To Install
Picasa 3.0 beta in Ubuntu.
How To “No
hassle” Linux install for VMware Workstation 6.5.
How To Making
a Bootable USB from DVD image.
How To Some
tips for correcting UUIDs in Ubuntu.
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