10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Better Firefox plugins and Gnash

Corey Burger n his 5th part of the 10-parti series: Today we turn to all the improvements for Firefox including the a better way to install plugins and the arrival of Gnash, a Free flash player.So what is this new way to install plugins? One of the most powerful features of Firefox is all the ...

10 Features in 10 Days: Desktop Effects with Compiz

Corey Burger continues in the 4th part of his series, Today we soldier on to Desktop Effects with Compiz Fusion. It can be safely said that few features are as keenly desired as Desktop Effects. Ever since Compiz was announced XXX years ago, users and developers have been playing with the bling-tastic effects and wondering ...

Ubuntu 7.10 Supports Install-Time Encryption 1

    If you have wanted to encrypt your Ubuntu installation on your hard drive quickly and easily, with Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” it’s become even easier now that the alternate installer supports encrypting partitions. However, the Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” Ubiquity installer currently lacks LVM and dm-crypt support. The Ubuntu Wiki states: “Both the ...

QGRUBEditor – The QT4 GRUB Editor 1

Description: QGRUBEditor is a system tool to view and edit the GRUB boot loader. It offers many features and it is the perfect solution for those who want to change the way GRUB works, without messing with GRUB’s configuration files. HOW TO INSTALL: Install by entering into the extracted folder and typing (in the console) ...

KDE 4 Preview

KDE 4 is coming. It’s starting to look and behave mature enough to use it on a normal desktop. This article is a little introduction to what you might be expecting from the brand new KDE due later this year. Author: Korneliusz Jarzebski It’s been a whole month when I’ve investigated the new environment called ...

Mandriva rolls out Linux 2008

Lately, in the Linux desktop races, distributions like Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS and openSUSE have been taking most of the headlines. Older Linux company Mandriva isn’t ready to concede the desktop market to these Linux distributions as it releases its newest version, Mandriva Linux 2008. Mandriva launched its latest community desktop Linux distribution, Mandriva Linux 2008, on ...

GCC 4.2.2 Released

Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.2.2 saying, “GCC 4.2.2 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.1 relative to previous GCC releases.” He adds, “the compilers in this release are covered by GNU General Public License version 3,” making GCC 4.2.2 the first released under the GPLv3. GCC is the ...

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 2: Bulletproof X and Graphical X configuration 1

Corey Burger continues in Part 2 of the 10 part series in The Fridge: Yesterday we kicked this whole thing off and took a look at Deskbar and Tracker. Today we turn our attention to X, the graphical subsystem of any Ubuntu (or Linux or Unix machine). As any existing Ubuntu user knows, not only ...

opensuse-xgl-settings

cb400f has released his popular opensuse-xgl-settings for openSUSE 10.3, it is a GUI tool for KDE that makes installing and configuring Compiz Fusion painless. And the friendly installer :) Get it Here or here