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A short preview of Google Gadgets for Linux

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 19:04:11 +0000

About a year ago, Google released their desktop search called Google desktop for Linux. Since then they released some updates to Google Desktop adding support for 64 bit and more file fomats, but they left out one big feature of its Windows and Mac counterparts: Gadgets, mini-applications written in HTML and JavaScript. Today Google released […]

The Hardy Heron has landed

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:42:12 +0000

After 6 months of development, the new version of Ubuntu is available. The release is named Ubuntu 8.04 LTS “Hardy Heron”. The numbers stand for the year and month of the release date while Hardy Heron is the codename. LTS stands for long-term support, which means that this release will be supported for three full […]

Order free Hardy Heron CDs now

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 19:56:08 +0000

The upcoming Ubuntu release 8.04, codenamed “Hardy Heron” can be pre-ordered now. Ubuntu ShipIt is a service sponsored by Canonical where anyone can order Ubuntu CDs free of charge. This is especially useful for people with slow internet connections or restricted transfer volumes. So to everybody who can’t or doesn’t want to download the next […]

My Shell history

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:39:51 +0000

Follwing the latest meme, here are my 10 most used commands in the shell history: tim@tim:~$ history | awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’|sort -rn|head 89 sudo 42 ls 42 cd 31 rm 18 java 17 unrar 16 wget 16 gksudo 15 ajcore 10 mv

First impressions of Adobe AIR for Linux

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:10:08 +0000

AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a platform that allows the creation of web applications and run them on the desktop alongside “classic” software. The Windows and Mac OS X version of AIR has been around for a while and today, Adobe released a first alpha version for us Linux users. The software isn’t available on […]

Brainstorm: Submit and vote on ideas for Ubuntu

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:38:30 +0000

Ubuntu brainstorm is a new site for Ubuntu fans to vote on which issues should have the highest priority. Everybody is free to register and submit ideas. Then, one can vote on every entry, either adding or subtracting a vote. The site closely resembles Dell’s IdeaStorm, which incidentally contains a fair share of Ubuntu-related entries […]

Long time no post

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:46:02 +0000

Wow, for a blog that’s called Ubuntu Daily there may have been not enough posts in the last time, maybe I should have called it Ubuntu Quarterly. This post is just to inform everyone who is interested that I am not dead and neither is this blog. I won’t make any promises on how often […]

Amazing open source image resizing

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:19:05 +0000

Not long ago a video popped up on the internet show what was called “content-aware image resizing”. Everybody was amazed by this new technology. Now just a month later there is an open-source implementation and a free GIMP plugin to download. Here is an example of what can be accomplished with this software: Picture source: […]

Valve hiring to port games to Linux?

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 14:06:29 +0000

A job offer for Senior Engineer that recently appeared on Valve’s website lists among other things the following responsibilty: Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform. If they really mean games and not game servers this might be a major breaking point for Linux gaming and Linux on the desktop in general. Valve’s Steam platform […]

Ubuntu in a Marvel Comic

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:02:13 +0000

Ubuntu is featured in issue #4 of the Marvel Comic Mighty Avengers. You can see the boot manager GRUB and the list of Kernels to choose from, along with a movie-style “Access Denied” message: Normally this isn’t the point where you have to authorize in Ubuntu, and you could just use recovery mode to go […]

Google Desktop for Linux

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 01:08:51 +0000

Continuing the efforts to bring their software to Linux, Google released a port of their desktop search utility. Google Desktop for Linux indexes the files on your computer which leads to almost instant search results. The software sits in the tray area and is most easily accessed by tapping the Strg key two times, which […]

5 reasons to use Ubuntu and not Windows

Thu, 10 May 2007 17:52:24 +0000

Freedom of choice Ubuntu, like other free operating systems (including all Linux, BSD and Solaris flavors), is a very modular system. Naturally, the advantage of the modular approach is that you can choose a piece of software based on your needs and preferences. If you don’t like a certain aspect of the software or you […]

How to prettify the Firefox progress bar

Wed, 02 May 2007 22:16:13 +0000

Fission is a Firefox extension that merges the progress bar with the address bar. The result is a bar that, in my opinion, looks nicer and is easier to monitor because it is in the top toolbar to which you will most likely pay more attention. You can change the color to your liking and […]

It’s official: Dell will offer Ubuntu PCs

Tue, 01 May 2007 22:56:04 +0000

There have been many rumors but now we know for sure what most of us already expected: Dell will offer PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu. That means when you buy a Dell with Ubuntu you… don’t have to waste your time replacing Windows with Ubuntu don’t pay the “Microsoft Tax” show your support for Ubuntu and […]

The Gutsy Gibbon repositories are open

Sun, 22 Apr 2007 14:02:32 +0000

With Feisty just out of the door the development on the new version of Ubuntu has started. The different stages of development and important dates are outlined in the Release Schedule. To follow which software packages are being uploaded to Gutsy refer to the gutsy-changes mailing list or use the more convenient Gutsy RSS feed […]