I have a USB DVD writer (Imation ‘Slimtype’) and the other day I tried to erase a CD-RW that I haven’t really used in a few months using Brasero DiscBurner (in Ubuntu 15.10). It had some data on it and the file manager was able to mount it, but Brasero for some reason failed to
SMPlayer, the awesome MPLayer (cli) based GUI capable of playing pretty much any multimedia file, has been updated to the version 16.1 which includes a couple of minor bug fixes and a new video bookmarking feature. Like many newer multimedia players, SMPlayer long had the ability to automatically resume from the last position of a video, but this
Yesterday after setting up my CentOS 7 (minimal install) virtual machine, I forgot my administrator password. To make things worse, I didn’t give administrative privileges to the default user (one that you get to create while installing) either. So at the end, I basically ended up with a useless user account (ai yai yai!). Luckily, as a fix, without reinstalling
Just as promised, Mixxx developers have announced the official release of Mixxx 2.0!, just before the arrival of the new year 2016. This release brings couple of new features, but much more importantly, technically, this release features a much more improved Mixxx (enhanced audio effects engine and audio sync & beat matching plugins, wider range of audio
So far, I have used two Manjaro releases. The first one was the XFCE desktop based release (Manjaro 0.8.7.1 Ascella) and the other one was the KDE based version (Manjaro 0.8.9). I liked them both, but the XFCE version was more impressive, as far as the performance was concerned (at least). To this day, Majaro
‘Glances’ is an extremely powerful command-line based system monitor that I came across a couple of years ago. It’s capable of monitoring various hardware devices (CPU, Memory, Swap-disks, Hard disk drives, Network connections, Processes, System load, Sensors etc) and provide alerts based upon their load. Due to its simplicity & the clever UI design, it makes the life
Raven is an excellent distraction-free text editor that’s specifically designed for novelists. That said, for less imaginative people like me 🙂 , mainly due to its simplicity and beautiful typography, I find it to be a great distraction-free text editor as well. Raven is completely free to use and includes native support for Microsoft Windows, Mac
‘When’ is a task scheduler application for the Ubuntu desktop users that comes with a set of handy events based configuration settings for defining when a scheduled task should be executed, as mentioned in a previous article. Since then, ‘When’ has received a couple of minor changes, mainly concerning the events where now the users
Free & open-source, packed with a gorgeous interface and a set of features, Mixxx is a great alternative to some of the commercial DJ applications out there. And as mentioned in one of my earlier posts, the upcoming version also includes a much improved beat-matching engine (‘Queen Mary’) which is quite exciting too 🙂 .
RAM disk is a virtual disk drive that’s mounted in your RAM. And because it’s located in RAM (Random Access Memory), the main benefit is its staggering speed. In situations like video rendering or editing and gaming etc, by having your files put inside a RAM disk can greatly speed things up, provided that you have a large
SMPlayer is a powerful multimedia player preferred by many GNU/Linux users due to its versatile features and it has just been updated to the version 15.11 (including SMTube — its YouTube client, runs independently), bringing minor changes & bug fixes. Despite its features, I think it looks ugly, something that’s designed for kids, which is mainly
When it comes to scheduling tasks in a Unix-like server environment, ‘cron’ is the preferred choice among most system administrators & engineers. ‘cron’ is however a command-line based utility, and if you’re a desktop user who’s looking for a task scheduler, then something with a GUI is what makes a whole lot of sense 🙂 .