Canonical has decided not to further fund Kubuntu. Instead they will be devoting all their energies and money on the GNOME/Unity version of Ubuntu Linux. This of course does not mean the end of the road for Kubuntu which is the KDE version of the popular Linux desktop Ubuntu. It just means from now on, the Kubuntu developers have to fend for themselves or find another patron to support the project.
You might suffer from eye strain if your job involves working on a computer for long hours. This is especially true if you stare at the computer monitor sitting in a dimly lit room.
One of the best ways of reducing computer eye strain is to change the colour of your monitor in relation to the time at your place.
Easystroke is a gesture recognition application for Linux. It allows you to control computer programs with hand drawn mouse gestures.
Gestures or strokes are movements that you make with your mouse while holding down a specific mouse button. The default in Easystroke is the middle button of your mouse. But you can change it to any button (combination) of your choice by changing it in the preferences window.
If you are using Ubuntu 11.10 as your Linux Desktop, then you will find that when you minimize any application, there is no visual cue where the application has been minimized. And the only way of bringing the minimized application to the front is to use the application switcher [
Alt + Tab] key combination.
OfflineIMAP is a command line tool that operates on a remote and a local repository and synchronizes emails between them. Using offlineIMAP, you will be able to read and manage your email from multiple computers – with or without an active Internet connection. Any changes you make in your email folders are reflected on all your machines.
Two days back while configuring and fine tuning Fedora 15 on my machine, I tried to install one of my favorite plugins in GIMP namely “Save for Web” plugin. To my dismay though, there was no complied version for Fedora. So I had to download the source code of the plugin, compile, and install it.
The following are the steps needed to compile from source and install software on Linux.
This is a tip to automatically start any program of your choice while logging into your GNOME 3 desktop.
Create an ordinary file in your
~/.config/autostart directory. If the
~/.config/autostart directory is not present, you will have to create it.
Pandoc is a command line tool that converts text from one markup language to another. The markup languages supported by pandoc are – HTML, Text, Markdown, LaTeX, ConTeXt, RTF, DocBook XML, OpenDocument XML, MediaWiki markup, S5 (An HTML slide show similar to Slidy) and so on. However, it doesn’t support PDF conversion. So if you want to convert files to PDF, you should take a look at other document conversion tools (txt2tags, wkhtml2pdf etc).