Tag: Open Source

Weechat v0.3.0 released

So lately I’ve been using this awesome IRC client called Weechat! It’s minimal, yet highly configurable. It’s got me addicted to it! Weechat + Screen is the best combo! Anyway, a groundbreaking new version has been released today. And if you’re on an equally awesome distro (Arch), then you should have it ready in your…

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Sametime (meanwhile) support in Pidgin on Arch Linux

We use IBM’s Lotus Sametime as our IM client at work. And i like to be signed in all the time even on my Arch machine at home. Pidgin does support sametime protocol, but through an external library called meanwhile. Although most popular distributions have meanwhile in their main repos, Arch does not. It has…

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Google’s Web Browser: Google Chrome

Ok, this just in! Google’s planning on an open source browser based on the WebKit engine. Via Googlesystem blog, Google Chrome has been built in a time when browsers no longer render mostly web pages, but full-blown web applications. That’s why browsers need to be more powerful, more stable and more secure. One of the…

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Ubuntu to rename top level directories?!

Well, i just heard that Ubuntu is trying to rename all the top level directories! The proposed directory structure is: /bin /system/executables /boot /system/boot /dev /system/devices /etc /system/config /lib /system/libraries /home /users /media /storage /mnt /storage /proc /system/processes /root /users/Administrator /sbin /system/executables/admin /tmp /system/temporary /usr /system/applications Well, that’s just plain stupid if you ask me..…

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Top 10 Reasons to use Linux

Hmm.. I’ve been out of the blogging scene for quote sometime now! Didn’t really get the time, or anything worthwhile to post. Well anyway, what better way to come back, then to list out the top 10 reasons to use linux! 😀  If you’re a Linux enthusiast like me, you’ve probably tried to convert a…

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Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox repository for Ubuntu

Here is a repository i use on my gutsy install which always contains the latest builds of Pidgin and Rhythmbox. So no more hunting for debs or compiling sources 😀 Steps to add the repository:

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Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, Version 9.0.115.0 for Linux

Adobe has released a shining new version of Flash Player for linux. This is a big release fixing a lot of stability issues and also adding a truck load of features! Changelog: New audio/video options H.264/HE-AAC codec support Flash Player 9 Update 3 includes H.264 video and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio codec support that…

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Fedora 8 Released!

Fedora 8 has been released: “Announcing the release of Fedora 8 (Werewolf). This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies. Features: GNOME 2.20; Online Desktop; KDE 3.5.8; Xfce 4.4.1; NetworkManager 0.7 provides improved wireless network management support; PulseAudio is now installed and enabled by default; CodecBuddy is now included; CompizFusion, the…

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Introducing the Hardy Heron

From the Ubuntu Developer mailing list: I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007). Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable,…

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Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5!

Tribe 5 just hit the mirrors! Get it while its hot! This release includes a lot of new features like: Gnome 2.19.90 Graphical Configuration tool for X Server A new plugin manager for Firefox, which allows to choose readily used plugins such as flash, adblock, beagle plugin etc A new printing system, with a default…

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