Thursday, April 26, 2007

I am not dead yet :)

I am just busy and I will be back very soon :)
Untill then ... you can allways try the newest Ubuntu :)

Friday, April 13, 2007

AbiWord -My Favourite Word Processor!

Abiword is a free wordprocessing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is able to run on the most popular operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux/Unix, MacOSX, Solaris. This program was designed to take advantage of the unique features that these operating systems offer.

Abiword is able to read and write the most standart file types sych as, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format and HTML web pages and many other.

Abiword supports "all" known layout options such as tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes and endnotes....Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages, and that makes the spellchecker very powerfull tool. AbiWord supports right-to-left, left-to-right, and mixed-mode text. This means that in addition to supporting European languages, AbiWord supports languages like Hebrew and Arabic as well.

Mail Merge

With Abiword you can automate the process of sending tens, hundreds or even thousands of emails, with its mail merging features. You can set up a template document with special fields, which will be automaticaly replaced with data coming from different sources, for example databases, comma separated text files or tabbed text files.

Abiword is designed to be very lightweight and run on very "old" machines. Its functionality could be extended with plugins. They offer very cool features.

Some AbiWord links:

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Spring

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 has been released. These packages has been updated:
      • Kernel 2.6.17
      • 7.2
      • KDE 3.5.6
      • Gnome 2.18.0
      • Mozilla Firefox
      • 2.1
The Beryl 3D accelerated desctop is introduced and the Metisse window manager. Another major feature is the migration to the pm-utils suspend / hibernate framework.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Debian 4.0 etch goes STABLE

I guess you already know that but I am going to post it.
This release includes a newly developed graphical frontend to the installation system. Also the package management system has been improved regarding securety and efficiency.

Secure APT allows the verification of the integrity of packages downloaded from a mirror. Updated package indices won't be downloaded in their entirety, but instead patched with smaller files containing only differences from earlier versions.

Here are the most-important updates to the "main" packages:
  • K Desktop Environment 3.5.5a
  • GNOME Desktop Environment 2.14
  • XFCE Desctop Environment 4.4
  • Xorg 7.1
  • 2.0.4a
  • GIMP 2.2.13
  • MySQL 5.0.32
  • GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.1
  • Linux kernel version 2.6.18
  • Apache 2.2.3
  • Samba 3.0.24
  • Python 2.4.4 and 2.5
  • Perl 5.8.8
  • PHP 4.4.4 and 5.2.0
and other 18 000 packages ..... :)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

qBittorrent v 0.9.1

Hello again :) Sorry for not posting here so log but I had some very bad exams at the university.
Back on topic, qBittorrent is a C++ / Qt 4.2 bittorrent client.

This release includes a lot of interesting new features such as Peer Exchange (PeX) support, autocompletion, new system tray popups, better internationalization, a lot of code rewriting (optimized and cleaned). It is also based on latest libtorrent library by Arvid Norberg (v0.12) and latest Qt 4.2 for Graphical User Interface.

The 0.10.0 alpha will arrive soon and we can expect UPnP Port Forwarding, RSS Feeds and Visual Styles support.