ExtendedPDF Creating full-featured PDFs in OpenOfficeMay 31, 2005
The PDF format has many useful features that make it easier for readers to find their way around large documents, but the native PDF export function in OpenOffice doesn’t allow many of these elements. We’ll show you how to create better PDFs in OpenOffice with the ExtendedPDF macro.more »
Apollon File Sharing with Apollon and GiFTMay 31, 2005
The operators of the popular Internet-based file
sharing network, Kazaa, only provide software for
Windows systems, but the GiFT project brings
Kazaa support to Linux.more »
DeskTOPia: Apwal Applications on demand with Apwal program launcherMay 31, 2005
Launching a program by clicking
with your mouse can have a few
disadvantages. Users lose their
way in nested menu structures,
and desktop icons can become
hidden behind windows. The
Apwal program launcher makes it
easy to launch with a click.more »
Gnome Fonts Managing Gnome FontsMay 31, 2005
Linux’s text display still suffers from legacy issues, but it is well on the way to
recovering. This article explains how Fontconfig, X, and Gnome work together for
a brighter future.more »
KTools: Fonts in KDE Installing Fonts on KDEMay 31, 2005
A well chosen font is the perfect addition to your
Linux experience. KDE provides a number of tools
that help you cook up a really tasty alphabet soup
with very little effort.more »
Command Line: Browsers Command-line browsers Lynx, Links, and w3mApr 30, 2005
If you’re working at the command line and you need to reach the
Internet, or if you just want to convert an HTML file into neatly formatted
ASCII text, try a text-based web browser.more »
DeskTOPia: WMI WMI and the reincarnation of the keyboardApr 30, 2005
WMI is a lean and fast window manager with good
support for keyboard control.more »
Ktools: Basket Storing, sorting, and filing with KDE’s BasketApr 30, 2005
If you tend to collect information and then forget where you put it, a
KDE tool called Basket may be just what you need. Basket is a
handy container for documents, notes, images, sounds, graphs,
spreadsheets, and other files you may want to find later.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.