Monday, November 20, 2006

I`m still here :)

Sory for not posting but I am very busy at the university and dont have much time to write articles. However I mave a few good ideas about Ubuntu articles and will write them down so stay tuned :) Thats all from me for now .
Bye and have a nice day :D

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Gaim 2.0.0 Beta 5

Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux\Unix operating systems. It also has a Windows version. Gaim supports 2.0 AIM (Oscar and TOC), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr.

Yesterday was released the fifth beta version of Gaim 2. The full changelog can be found here.
Beta 5 includes bugfixex only.

Here are some Gaim 2.0 screenshots and here you can download the newest version.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Songbird Media Player and Jukebox

Songbird is nice multiplatform media player and jukebox. The current version is 0.2 but it is quite stable and works without crashes for me. It is cross-platform, runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Here are the minimum system requirements for Linux:
  • 233 MHz Intel Pentium II or AMD K6-III+ CPU (Recommended: 500 MHz or greater)
  • At least 64 MB of physical RAM (Recommended: 128 MB or greater)
  • At least 52 MB of available space on your hard drive
  • 16 bit sound card (Recommended: 32 bit sound card)
  • Speakers or headphones
Songbird can play all of the most popular media formats, such as MPEG Audio (mpga), MPEG Layer 3 (mp3), MP4 Audio (mp4a), Ogg Vorbis, Speex, AAC, WMA, FLAC, and some of the not so popular - LPCM, ADPCM, AMR. If you are developer you can "teach" Songbird to play another formats :)
Songbird also supports skins which are called Feathers. Search the web from the context of your collection or tell Songbird to search on the currently playing track. You can even Drag-and-drop songs from the Library or another playlist to your create your own custom mixes. Songbird can be set to watch a folder for new music and it will be automatically added to your collection. Here is the full list with features.

Download Songbird Media Player

Saturday, November 04, 2006

FSF announces release of gNewSense version 1.0

gNewSense is based on Debian and Ubuntu and is created by Brian Brazil and Paul O`Malley.

gNewSense will provide users with full security updates and is available for immediate download in LiveCD ISO format along with a version of the Ubiquity graphical installer. Furthermore, the gNewSense team has created a set of software called Builder which allows users to create their own gNewSense-based distributions. gNewSense provides detailed instructions on how to use the software and the recipe to roll out a customized distro.

The main idea here is that the user should have access to the sources of the software - from the kernel to the most common programs. gNewSense is a 100% free distribution. You can find more information about this distribution on the official website.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Xubuntu 6.10 Announced

Xubuntu is just Ubuntu with the XFCE desctop environment. It is lighter than KDE and even Gnome. XFCE is used for old or slow machines. I prefer Gnome :)
Anyway, these are the new features of Xubuntu 6.10:
* Newer Xfce Desktop Environment (4.4 RC1) which brings trashcan support in Thunar and the panel, accessibility settings for the keyboard, and other improvements and fixes.
* New artwork for the boot splash, login screen and wallpaper.
* The more mature gxine media player replaces xfmedia.
* New printer GUI: system-config-printer from Fedora Core 6.
* Easier installation of packages with gnome-app-install.
* A calculator application and a dictionary panel plugin.
* Better support for users with motor disabilities via configurable sticky keys, mouse keys and an on-screen-keyboard application.
* Newer versions of firefox, abiword and gnumeric.
* New LTSP version on the alternate CD for setting up thin client networks.
* Other changes common to all Ubuntu variants such as the new 2.6.17 kernel, Xorg 7.1 and the upstart init system.

Click here to download Xubuntu.