Archive for January, 2005

a week of humanity

January 12th, 2005

At the turn of the new year I resolved to be a better human being. And the best way to begin this arduous journey was installing Ubuntu linux, a distro for humans.

Since it has been slightly more than a week with the distro, I thought I’ll jot down some of the pros and cons. My […]

GNOME Launch Box

January 11th, 2005

So you ask, “What the heck is this GNOME Launch Box? Did he just misspell GNOME Lunch box? My, food with GNOME! Free food with GNOME!”

My answer would be, “Isn’t totally sweet screenshot eye-candy reason enough to write about Launch Box?”

PS: Would Gentoo ‘cooked’ GNOME Lunch taste better than SuSE’s? Can I ask for extra […]

SuSE 9.2 gratis!

January 9th, 2005

DistroWatch breaks the news that SuSE 9.2 is now available for download! And hear this, SuSE’s not just making the ftp version available like always, they’ve also put up the DVD iso for download! All goodies coming soon to a mirror near you.

I am off to find a DVD toaster now… oh wait, […]

Adobe Reader 7 Screenshot

January 8th, 2005

A screenshot of the still in beta Adobe Reader 7 has turned up.

Click the screenie for a larger size pic of this apparently GTK2 based pdf reader. What’s with that Yahoo icon? I know the new Reader for Windows comes bundled with a Yahoo toolbar. Is Yahoo really building a toolbar of Linux? If […]

New apps aka App news

January 7th, 2005

Gambas goes 1.0! What is it? It’s a Visual Basic like RAD tool for Linux, chiefly geared towards creating database driven GUI applications. (via OSNews)

Adobe is running a limited public beta testing program for Adobe Reader 7.0 - yeah, they are no longer using the Acrobat monicker.

Opera too is in beta testing […]

Looking back at 2004 : Linux.Ars

January 7th, 2005

Ars Technica’s Linux loving folks take a look back at the year that was 2004. A pretty good round up of events and awards for the best and worst of 2004, Linux wise, are what you can expect if you do take this jump in hyperspace.

If you haven’t jumped yet, consider this: #debian on irc.freenode.org […]

the DE wars

January 4th, 2005

A favorite topic in flame wars is the choice of desktop environment on Linux. This article on OSNews reviewing SimplyMepis, ends up giving a comparison between Gnome and KDE. The author gets it right in two places where Gnome is concerned, it does need a better CD burning tool one which is as good as […]