Archive for March, 2005

Finally, the release!

March 28th, 2005

With the release of the new KDE User Guide, the audio cd ripping guide I wrote some time ago, the one which got a highly commended note by the judges of the KDE Docs competition, finally sees light of the day! Props to me!

Now to go and check if that guide still works as-is for […]

Luminocity - I want it - videos!

March 25th, 2005

Seth Nickell has posted a bunch of cool videos demoing Luminocity, a GL based windowing/composition manager. To sum up, this is the Quartz equivalent for Linux. These videos look so good that I no longer feel the need to get comfortable with E17 just for eye candy!

Here’s a thought… what happens when you run this […]

Adobe Reader 7 for the impatient

March 16th, 2005

It isn’t official yet but you can get Reader 7 via Adobe’s ftp server.

Luis Villa has some screenshots but they all point out to what he thinks is wrong with the program and don’t highlight any of the good stuff. I agree in part with his views: support for CUPS and printer detection should […]

MPEG-4 support in GStreamer

March 15th, 2005

Ronald Bultje writes about some initial MPEG-4 muxing support in GStreamer:

Writing tags to music downloaded from iTMS (yes, they’re untagged!). Capture MPEG-4 video/audio in a MPEG-4 container using Cupid. Transcoding my Ogg/Vorbis files to MPEG-4 so I can transfer them to my iPod.

Great news! I hope this leads to […]

Easy Gentoo Install

March 13th, 2005

<@insomnia> it only takes three commands to install Gentoo…

Nero Linux

March 12th, 2005

The Nero people have launched a Linux version of their popular CD/DVD burning software.

While they are certainly best in class on Windows, I don’t see any reason for K3b users to switch to this because there’s nothing new by way of functionality. Maybe GNOME users who don’t want to install the kde-base libraries just […]

Find that leak

March 7th, 2005

If you are the kind of cowboy who loves hunting down runaway RAM, you’ll be happy to hear that Novell and OSNews have announced a set of bounties to help fix memory bloat in GNOME. Wanted dead or alive posters at the MemoryReduction wiki.

(Our earlier related story.)

A tale of the G and the Cow

March 5th, 2005

Some beautiful and excellently done wallpapers for Gentoo lovers.

(via jimmac)

KUbuntu Preview

March 4th, 2005

The prayers of thousands have been answered - Ubuntu now comes in a KDE edition! The folks behind the push for KDE have just released their first bunch of amalagamated bits for us folks to burn on shiny coasters. Live CDs here and Install CDs here.

You can follow the status of KUbuntu on this wiki […]

Unison

March 3rd, 2005

There’s a nice article in Linux Journal describing Unison, my mostest favouritest file syncing utility. The article is all about the command line version but I suggest you get the GUI version. It’s a tacky GTK 1 something GUI but it’s just click - click - click and works like a charm.