Starting with the current stable version 7.0, the fully OpenSourced, highly secure (let’s say, “trustworthy” shall we :D) web browser Mozilla Firefox did earn some attention for achieving some performance “jump” when compared to the older versions. Firefox is not perfect… it may still not be as fast as Google Chrome, yet the reason I’m … Read moreHow to Install Firefox 8 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot & 11.04?
If your Internet connection has a bandwidth limit then having installed a network bandwidth monitor is a must have. Ubuntu’s system monitor can let you monitor networks too but it does not keep a track of the data. Now there are few tools that you can use in Ubuntu but most of them are command-line … Read moreExcellent Network Bandwidth Monitor for Ubuntu – NTM
Most of the applications that Ubuntu’s Unity uses are the one that come with Gnome and being Gnome apps they’re usually over simplified. So is the font-manager that comes in Ubuntu as its usability is pretty basic (thanks Gnome!, errrrr). So if you usually deal with fonts, then I don’t think that you’ll find it … Read moreAdvanced Font Manager for Ubuntu – “Font-Manager”
Creating a disc image has its advantageous rather than the usual “copy->paste” methods as it lets us create an exact replica of the source disc. For instance, if you’re trying to make a boot-able copy of say Ubuntu itself, then as most knows, if we just copy and paste the content and later burn it … Read moreA Simple Disc Image Mounter for Ubuntu – Mounty!
If you haven’t heard, then Faenza is an absolutely beautiful looking, high quality icon theme (comes in both Monochrome & usual “standard” version) for GNU/Linux (aimed at Gnome desktop actually). Although I never like that much the default theme selection in the Ubuntu distribution from the beginning … but in recent times they’ve done quite … Read moreFaenza Icons (1.1) add Support for Ubuntu 11.10!
Just like with MS Windows Aero interface that uses the Directx API that shows transparent & 3D windows, etc … GNU/Linux also has a 3D graphics rendering library of its own called OpenGL (which is open source of course). Not just for gaming but OpenGL is now being used by default many desktop environment by default, … Read moreHow to Install ATI/AMD Catalyst Linux Driver 11.9 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot?
Although Opera is not the first to do this since both Google Chrome and our highly secure, open source web browser Firefox too has an engine that uses the power of your Graphic card’s processor for rendering web sites for sometime now. But starting with the Alpha version 12, Opera not fully rely on your … Read moreHow to Install Opera 12 (alpha) in Ubuntu 11.10 & 11.04?
Adobe invented the PDF (portable document format) thus their PDF Reader is perhaps one of the most widely used applications for reading PDF files. But in my experience, apart from all of its features and usability, it’s a PC resources hog!. If you have a PDF file with lots of images (and somewhat an older … Read moreHow to Install Foxit Reader in Ubuntu?
I’m not a GNU/Linux Kernel programmer (not a programmer of any kind actually) but I did give it a little go while I was young (I mean really young). So thanks to that very limited knowledge, I know that most of the codes in GNU/Linux Kernel (which is the heart of the OS) are coded using the … Read moreDennis M. Ritchie, the Creator of Programming Language “C” and Unix Dies (at age 70)
Now, starting with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, Ubuntu developers introduced a new desktop environment of their own called ‘Unity’. There are two versions of ‘Unity’, one that relies on fancy 3D effects etc and another one that doesn’t use any of those. The latter is aimed at ‘older hardware’ and it’s called ‘Unity-2d’. But the … Read moreHow to Install Latest Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin & 11.10 ?
Synaptic is the graphical front-end that was created to use the powerful, command-line tool called “apt-get”. “apt-get” was originally created by the Debian community, designed to handle the “.deb” archive format for installing/un-installing packages in Debian or Debian based GNU/Linux distributions. In my experience there aren’t that many who can be as powerful (extremely stable) … Read moreHow to Install Synaptic (package manager) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot?
As accordance with Ubuntu’s release schedule, the latest version of Ubuntu, named 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has been officially released few minutes ago!. This version, just as with the now previous 11.10, no I mean the 11.04 release 😉 is much anticipated by the users for few reasons. It’s much faster than the 11.04, have added numerous features to the Unity … Read moreUbuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot is Officially Released!