Archive for the 'apps' Category

Picasa 2 on Wine

March 8th, 2006

Test report and mandatory screenshots of Google’s Picasa photo management application running on Wine.


July 7th, 2005

Krita is the new image editing application to watch out for. The progress they are making is seriously awesome. Pretty soon, with KDE 3.5 I guess, I should be able to do away with The GIMP on my KDE desktop! I think I’ll really like that.

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 […]

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 […]


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.

Scoop : Gaim 2.0 Coming!

January 29th, 2005

I am sure Gaim lover Ashwin will love to hear that Gaim is slated for a major version bump, all the way to 2.0! From the CVS Changelog:

Gaim: The Pimpin’ Penguin IM Client that’s good for the soul! version 2.0.0 New Features:

Insane rewrite of all code dealing with buddy and account [...]

Flashy Java-GNOME Demo

January 27th, 2005

Inspired by Nat’s Beagle show-off parade, Andrew Overholt has made a very nice flash demo of Eclipse+Java based GNOME applications development. If this flash business keeps up, we’ll have to create a new category called screenshoots to go with screenshots!

Anjuta meets Glade

January 26th, 2005

Anjuta, the C/C++ plus GTK/GNOME IDE, is scheduled for a version bump to 2.0 next month. A What’s New page (with screenshots!) has made its way online and this particular bit has got yours truly’s attention: Glade interface designer integration: Glade3 plugin for Anjuta. It will have dynamic signal-callbacks navigation and creation in project (ala […]

Beagle Demos

January 24th, 2005

Nat has just put up some flash demos of Beagle and they are really great! Especially this one showing off the live query features. You’ve got to watch it to see why I am so excited about all this stuff!

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 […]