Archive for December, 2004

Xandros Desktop 3 Deluxe

December 30th, 2004

Adam Doxtater over at has reviewed Xandros Desktop 3 Deluxe and is pretty happy with the release. He gives it high marks overall but does note the less than snappy performance that the Xandros Desktop delivers.

When reviewing Xandros, it’s hard not to comment on the appearance of the distro. Adam echoes my sentiments when […]

Dear Sun

December 28th, 2004

From Tom Callaway of Redhat (?) comes this hilarious rhyme for Sun’s Scott McNealy.

Kommander Tutorial

December 28th, 2004 has a tutorial (part 1, part 2) on Kommander, the KDE scripting GUI engine being developed by the Quanta guys. The idea is to enable the creation of dialog based GUIs for simple tasks that can be accomplished using a scripting language. Bash is the default scripting engine but Python, Ruby, etc are supported […]

KDE Eye Candy

December 28th, 2004

A weekend goes by and I post nothing. The holiday spirit really gets to me! Time to make up for lost time and clear the backlog of collected links. It’s tempting to put all of them together over here but in the interest of logical categorization, I’ll spread them over different posts. (Truth be told, […]

Bagel and Toaster

December 25th, 2004

Or Beagle and Coaster

Well, it’s Christmas and the world’s stopped working. Apparently, so has my sense of humour.

Matthew Newton writes a regular feature called Free Agent for PC World and in this edition of Free Agent he talks about the very promising Coaster project which might finally provide GNOME users with a […]

Yellow Dog Linux 4

December 24th, 2004

Slashdot links to a (surprisingly unslashdotted) review of Yellow Dog Linux 4.0 - that niche distribution for those PowerPC geeks who aren’t satisfied with the half unix that Mac OS X provides and want the whole deal.

What I don’t understand is the conclusion of the reviewer. Let me quote the end of the review here:

The […]

CrossOver Office 4.1 or Not

December 24th, 2004

There’s a new release of CrossOver Office now available from the fine folks at CrossOver. New in this release is greatly improved iTunes support and a bunch of other fixups.

If you can’t afford CrossOver Office ‘cos are out of cash buying gifts - what with the festive season and all - here’s a tip […]

Streaming music to iTunes

December 24th, 2004

Neil Bornstein has written up a nice little howto on streaming music from your Linux machine to iTunes running on your Powerbook or any of those other sleek slabs of white that I so much crave for. It’s written for Ubuntu users but the instructions shouldn’t be too hard for users of other flavours to […]

Qt4 beta 1 Designer

December 23rd, 2004

It hasn’t been twenty four hours since we wrote about the beta release of Qt 4 and Aaron Seigo is already picking it apart! To be specific, he’s taking apart the new Qt Designer, that thing they use to put together user interfaces. (Anyone see my attempt at a pun there?)

I’ve used Qt Designer lots […]

Linux in 2004

December 23rd, 2004

With the year drawing to a close, we can expect many more such ’round up of the year gone by’ articles. Here’s one by Phil Hochmuth. Pretty ho-hum article if you ask me, certainly not eliciting the ‘eye-popping, head-scratching and, sometimes, fist-pounding reaction’ that Mr. Hochmuth is expecting of me.

But I have to say something […]