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Download and Install Amarok 2.1 Nuliajuk Beta 1

By • Apr 21st, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Packages, Multimedia, Open-Source

Amarok 2.1 beta 1 paves the way for a more stable and more featured Amarok 2.1. The release notes talk of the re-appearance of old goodies alongside new ones like; cue sheet (a text file that details the layout of tracks on a compact disc) support as in Amarok 1.4, an easy to use drag […]

Flegita: Gnome Scan – A Simple Scanning Alternative to XSane

By • Mar 3rd, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Packages, Open-Source, Ubuntu

Ubuntu: Before getting too frustrated with XSane, the in-built graphical front-end of SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) why not try Flegita, also called Gnome Scan. Originally launched as a proof of concept during the 2006 Google Summer of Code, Gnome Scan has no real back-end support, but its a good alternative to the XSane UI […]

Introducing Sabayon Linux 3.5 – Stable Release

By • Jul 11th, 2008 • Filed under: Linux Distros, Open-Source

The Italian made Gentoo based Linux distro Sabayon goes 3.5. This version, code name Ibex Poacher, (referring to Ubuntu Ibex Intrepid) comes with many major improvements with respect to previous versions – hardware detection is immediately noticeable. It was rather easy to configure on my old Sony Vaio FR215S, even my external Wireless Card had […]

How to change your default applications (Mail Client) in a Gnome Desktop

By • Mar 27th, 2008 • Filed under: Email, Firefox, Linux Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu

The Gnome desktop comes with a couple of default applications like Evolution Mail, Rhythmbox Music Player, GNOME Terminal and others, but many users give-them-up for other “better” applications. In most cases the non expert Gnome user continues to maintain as default those applications they don’t even use. Examples of users with Evolution Mail as default […]

Switching Gnome On and Off from the Command Line

By • Feb 12th, 2008 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Open-Source, Ubuntu

What happens when you’re Gnome Display Manager(GDM) crashes? It could happen when playing 3d games or when running an automation software or for some other reason. When it happen you’re keyboard and mouse could get blocked. If you can still get to the command line then the easiest way to affront this issue is restarting […]