DeskTOPia: xdesktopwaves Making waves with xdesktopwavesJun 30, 2005
If even the most imaginative desktop background is starting to bore you, it’s time for a change. xdesktop waves allows you to change your desktop into a water scape. You can add rain and storms or just drag your mouse to liven things up.more »
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 »
Both projects help organizations build their own containerized systems.
Mark Shuttleworth has resumed the position of CEO of Canonical.
Microsoft's open source code hosting platform CodePlex will come to an end after a more than 10-year stint.
Comes with Gnome 3.24
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.