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Archive for February, 2009

PySDM Storage Device Manager: Customize your Hard Disk Mount Points with a Graphical front end for fstab

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• Feb 24th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu

Ubuntu: PySDM Storage Device Manager is a simple and intuitive PyGTK (GTK+ for Python) Graphical User Interface for the fstab (/etc/fstab) file. The fstab file lists The fstab (/etc/fstab) is a configuration file used to lists all available disk and disk partitions on your system, it tells Linux what file systems to mount on boot […]

Gcompmgr: Graphical front end for Xcompmgr Composite Window Manager

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• Feb 22nd, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu

The easy way of getting compositing on your Gnome Desktop is activating the in-built composite manager in Metacity window manager. It won’t give you 3-D like Compiz but it is better than nothing — that should be enough get your docky apps (AWN and Gnome-Do), that need Compiz working. To activate open “gconf-editor”; $ gconf-editor […]

Ubuntu 9.10 codenamed Karmic Koala

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• Feb 21st, 2009 • Filed under: Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s founder announced the new inspirational name of Ubuntu 9.10. It is codenamed Karmic Koala. Release date, October 2009. Whilst waiting for the Koala, preparations are steaming up to respect Ubuntu six-months release cycle. The next release after Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04 codenamed Jaunty Jackalope will be released in 2 months time, that […]

Trying to get the best out of Get-You

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• Feb 17th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Video

Get-You is a free and open source tool for Mac, Windows and Linux, that provides video clips from various channels like YouTube, DailyMotion, MyVideo, Clipfish, Yahoo-Video, GoogleVideo, Metacafe, Netlog, ContsantComedy etc. It is no cutting edge project, no, better get Miro, but it’s worth a try — Often the video you’re searching for is not […]

Ubuntu:Complete your XBMC Media Center with YouTube Playlists and Give it Better Looks with XBMC Skin Manager

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• Feb 14th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Multimedia, Open-Source

XBMC Media Center (formerly XBox Media Center) is a free and open source application for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Xbox, that can turn your Ubuntu 8.04 LTS or 8.10 into a veritable media center platform, with video playback, streaming video, audio, images, playlist playback, slideshows and more. – If you’ve been using Microsoft’s […]