Linux is a great platform. It has a large variety of users and contributors that believe in the free and open source software model. Linux also has a massive deployment in the enterprise market. However, there is one thing that …Read More »
Ever been to a website that you’d like to see on your desktop? Most websites nowadays are built more like full featured applications, and sometimes they’re an annoyance when opened up in a tab on your browser. When you install …Read More »
Google Chrome is becoming the worlds preferred internet browser at an alarming rate, and with advances in webkit, Mozilla is having a hard time catching up. All this is well and good, but if you’re not a fan of Google’s …Read More »
Sometimes you don’t need an entire office suite, you just need to write. That’s where Abiword comes in. Abiword is a simple yet full-featured word processing program. If you use XFCE on Linux, Abiword also happens to ship with the …Read More »
There’s certainly no shortage of terminals on Linux, but what there is a shortage of, are terminals that are unique. Guake is a Quake-style drop-down terminal for your Linux operating system.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO
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PCManFM is the default file manager for the LXDE desktop environment, but it might as well be the file manager that you should use on all desktop environments. PCManFM is a refreshing take on file management, one that is lightweight …Read More »
Sometimes a simple program that completes a simple task can be one of the most useful programs that you have installed. Caffeine is one of those programs. All Caffeine does is inhibit your system from putting up a screensaver or …Read More »
If there’s one thing that Linux users have the best, it’s customization. When you log into a Linux installation, no matter the distribution, you have tons of choices for window managers and desktop environments. Openbox is one of those choices. …Read More »
Torrenting is pretty popular infamous at this point; some would even say infamous. Of course many people use torrents for illegitimate purposes, but there’s a ton of legitimate uses for torrents. For example, many Linux distributions distribute OS files via …Read More »
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is teaming up with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to create the country’s new ”open and standardised operating system.”
The new version of Ubuntu, which is codenamed Kylin, will be completely tailored for …Read More »
On Linux, no matter the packaging system, you’re bound to find someone who has created packages for every distro except the one that you’re running. Luckily there’s Alien. Alien is a terminal based program that can convert almost any …Read More »
If you’re big into instant messaging you might want to listen up. Empathy allows you to use all of your instant messaging accounts in one place. dotTech has covered Pidgin in the past, however, Empathy is a viable alternative. Empathy …Read More »
[Windows] BleachBit will clean your computer and protect your privacy, is an excellent alternative to CCleaner [Linux]
When it comes to Windows, maintenance is critical. If you don’t take care of your system you’ll regret it later. Your computer will slow to an eventual crawl and you’ll get frustrated. All this can be avoided by installing a …Read More »
Conky is a very unique program and, typical to the Linux platform, Conky is very customizable. It’s a system stat tool that runs inside of X and on Linux. Conky is essential if you’re the type of person that likes …Read More »
Unity has been around for a few releases by now and with every single release, Canonical guts customization a little more. With Ubuntu 12.04 you weren’t allowed to set the Unity launcher to auto-hide anymore, and with 12.10 it became …Read More »
A good and easy non-linear video editing program is pretty rare on Linux. Luckily, we have OpenShot. OpenShot makes it easy for you to edit your video files and create your own movies on Linux. OpenShot is an open …Read More »
[Linux] Terminator is an extremely powerful, feature-filled terminal for all your command-line needs
The other day I reviewed Sakura. I deemed it a basic UNIX terminal emulator with a lot of potential but little power. Today, I bring you Terminator. Terminator is the most powerful UNIX terminal emulator I’ve ever had the …Read More »
Every once in a while in the Linux world a new web browser comes along. This one is called Midori, and it’s been around for a decent amount of time. It’s a pretty basic webkit based browser developed by …Read More »
On Linux, having a terminal emulator is a must. Even if you don’t like the command line, a terminal can be your best friend when something goes wrong. You can do anything with it. Sure, most Linux distributions have streamlined …Read More »
Sometimes It’s hard to find an application that does more than what you want. It’s even rarer to find software that does stuff for you that you didn’t even know that you needed. K3b is one of those programs. This …Read More »
If you’re an Ubuntu user that isn’t totally sure about where all the options for customization and tweaking are, Ubuntu Tweak is something you need in your life. Along with making customization options easy to access, Ubuntu Tweak also allows …Read More »
So apparently airlines use Linux to power their in-flight entertainment. And it doesn’t always workRead More »
I am a firm believer that there are great browsers out there that many of us have not tried. Don’t get me wrong, I like Chrome and Firefox as much as the next guy. That being said, I enjoy using …Read More »
[Windows] Money Manager EX is a free, open-source, cross-platform, and easy-to-use finance management program [Mac OS X, Linux]
Regular readers might recall that we recently reviewed Bodega, a virtual storefront for browsing and selecting cool new apps that you might have otherwise missed out on. Well, I was browsing Bodega’s offerings earlier this week, and I got intrigued …Read More »
In today’s world, using Linux is as easy as using Windows or Mac OS X, thanks to the Ubuntus of the world. However, it wasn’t always like that. In the past, Linux was more geared towards geeks who liked messing …Read More »
New Java 7 exploit allows hackers to install malware on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux; only fix currently is to disable Java
Perhaps due to their high market penetration, or maybe because of poor coding, Adobe Flash and Java have emerged as the two most widely attacked platforms on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux alike. Indeed Adobe just recently patched a …Read More »
Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve, is an ex-Microsoft employee who worked there for thirteen years. Apparently there are still hard feelings between the two because Newell has just raged against Microsoft’s latest Windows iteration, Windows 8.
At the Casual …Read More »
According to a report by the Chinese government’s Internet Network Information Center, 538 million Chinese are online. Those 538 million people own a total of 768 million Internet-accessing devices. Out of those 768 million devices, 388 million are mobile …Read More »
NVIDIA has replied to the recent comments made by Linus Torvalds about the lack of support to Linux by NVIDIA.
While attending a forum hosted in Finland, on June 14, Torvalds spilled out his distaste for the lack of support …Read More »
Linus Torvalds has often been known for his ‘openness’. In a forum hosted by Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship in Otaniemi, Finland on June 14, he shared his thoughts on Nvidia (again).
When asked by a woman about the lack of …Read More »
Popular free image editing suite GIMP updated to version 2.8 with many long-awaited features: here’s what’s new
It’s been a long time coming. Users of the popular GIMP image manipulation program may know what I’m talking about: GIMP 2.8 has been released. It’s three years in the making, and it brings may oft-requested features to the table. …Read More »
Create mobile (iOS/Android), flash, and HTML5 games with or without code knowledge using StencylWorks
Some posts ago we brought to your knowledge Unity, a heavyweight video game development tool. Now we present you a simpler tool, one that creates 2D games, StencylWorks.
HOW DOES STENCYL… WORKS?
Not sure to be honest. Here at …Read More »