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I'll Show You Mine, You Show Us Yours

Before anyone shows me something we'll both regret, let me clarify I'm strictly talking about desktop screenshots.  :) more>>

2010 Readers' Choice Awards

Readers' Choice Awards 2010

The votes are in! Read on to find out how your favorites fared in this year's awards. more>>

Ubuntu Unity

When is a Gnome Not a Gnome? In Ubuntu 11.04!

At the Ubuntu Devloper Summit on Monday, it was announced that Ubuntu 11.04 will ship with Unity as its default shell.  It will still focus on Gnome applications, and depend heavily on the Gnome libraries -- but the default interface will be Unity.  For those unfamiliar with Unity, it's the default shell for the Netbook Edition of Ubuntu.


5 Myths About / LibreOffice

Most free software accumulates myths. Most people only know about it second hand (if at all), but few are slowed by the fact that they don't know what they are talking about. more>>

FlashVideoReplacer - Use Native Video Playback Facilities On Sites Like Youtube

FlashVideoReplacer is a Firefox add-on that strips out the Flash video on sites such as YouTube, automatically replacing it with a standard video file that is re-embedded on the page. In a nutshell, this means that a native player is used instead of the embedded Flash player. more>> Draw: Objects and Their Problems Draw is all about objects -- items inserted into a document, each of which can be edited independently. In fact, whether you insert a picture from a file or create an object selected from the primitives (basic shapes) in the Drawing toolbar, everything in Draw is a frame. Even text in Draw is an object, and behaves differently from ordinary text in Writer. more>>

What Does Your Desktop Look Like?

After my fourth desktop installation in as many days, I suddenly realized a couple of things.  One:  I like trying out new distributions, and two:  I noted how uncluttered my preferred interface is.  See below. more>>

Prettier Fonts Coming Your Way

There was a time when Linux was notorious for having what was called "fugly" fonts. Things improved a bit over the years, but thanks to expiring patents things are about to get even better. more>> 3.3 Definitely On Its Way 3.2.1 was released on June 4 and a new master workspace was branched off for the upcoming 3.3 on June 5. The code in this branch will be stabilized and later become the product release that will find its way onto your desktops. more>>


Spotify Comes to Linux - Well, Some Linux

Spotify is a streaming music service that previously was only available to Windows and Mac users. Spotify offered a way for music lovers to enjoy their favorite tunes on their computers and gadgets legally. But Linux users were left out in the cold... until July 12. more>>

DeVeDe Screenshot

DeVeDe 3.16.8, create DVDs from video files

DeVeDe is an application that converts various video file formats into a disc that can be played in a DVD player. Other applications and tool chains can be coaxed into doing this but DeVeDe has the advantage of being a dedicated utility that has been designed for a single function. more>>


A New Era of Compiz

Compiz is a compositing window manager that enables users to enjoy clever desktop effects and transparency. Compiz is included in many distributions' default installs and in many others' repositories. At one time its future was in question with new major desktop environments planning to incorporate their own effects. more>>

Resetting Gnome's Settings in Ubuntu

One of the great things about Linux is how easy it is to customize. Now unfortunately if you don't know what you're doing and sometimes even if you do know what you're doing, you can get into trouble. more>> to use GStreamer for Multimedia

Previously used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. It seemed to work well for a while, but as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework. more>> Resource Files

Most users interact with on the desktop. But what if you need to do a selective restore on the files that store custom gradients or colors? Troubleshoot why an extension won't install? Share resources with other users? For these kinds of tasks, you need to know a bit about where stores its files, and what you can do with them. more>>

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