What is new in Kubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Lucid Lynx

As the launch of Kubuntu is about to happen, lets have a look at what is more in Kubuntu Alpha 3 Lucid Lynx. Contrary to appearance, the system is not just a simple release of Ubuntu with KDE. Apart from things like screen loading and other obvious stuff, there is a lot of change in Kubuntu 10.04.

Kubuntu 10.04

One of the major change in this release is that it comes with KDE 4.4.0. Kubuntu Alpha comes with 2.6.32-14.20 kernel, X.Org 1.7.5, Amarok 2.3 beta1 and K3B 1.70. We feel that the Kubuntu team tries to distinguish itself from other KDE based operating systems, with more stuff from canonical. One interesting feature of Alpha version is the configuration modules touch pad, which enables the user to turnoff the touchpad, for example when editing or preparing text files. Firefox too is integrated with KDE, which would be a cause for firefox freaks to switch to kde.Continue reading

Automate tasks in Gnome with Dothisnow

Many operations, such as backing up important files or changing the wallpaper are activities that we do periodically, but we don’t want to do it or have no time for this.

DoThisNow

Fortunately now you have dothisnow for help. Dothisnow is so advanced that it can change your desktop background, change pidgin status, play music, create screenshots and much more.Continue reading

Is ArchLinux, the Linux distro you searched for?

If you are a person who have tried many linux distros and couldn’t find the one you needed, then your search has come to an end. ArchLinux would be the answer to your searches.

Arch Linux

Arch Linux is a highly customizable linux which comes around at 360 mb.iso file, which includes all files needed for a harddisk install. If you are opting for net install or ftp install, then there are ways of doing it too. Arch Linux by default does not have a graphical interface. You can choose the graphical interface according to your wish, whether it be gnome, kde, fluxbox, xfce, enlightment and lot more.

As you know your desktop manager uses a large portion of your system resources. So choice of desktop environment is of great importance as one can make a linux distro which may be slow and flashy or fast and ugly.Continue reading

Can XFCE Desktop Environment, be an alternative to Gnome and Kde?

In the Linux world with Ubuntu dominating the market to discuss about the comparison of Desktop Managers available for Linux is of good importance. By default Ubuntu comes with gnome desktop environment and Kubuntu comes with kde as the desktop manager.

XFCE desktop environment

Considering the case of someone who is interested in trying out something different xfce might be fun. Xfce is a new desktop environment aimed at unix like operating system, providing nice features at smaller size and resources. Xfce can be installed in many platforms like freebsd, linux, solaris, cygwin and even macos. Xfce is definitely worth a look for users, who is interested in nice look and feel without sacrificing system resources. xfce is based on gtk+ 2 just like gnome. It uses xfwm window manager. The latest available version of XFCE is XFCE 4.6.Continue reading

A simple backup manager for your linux – backintime

If you have ever lost any data as a result of computer crash, you might know the importance of creating backups of your PC. But are you confused to make a choice of backup software for your Linux OS.

back in time

Then, here is really simple backup software for linux named “back in time”. Back in time is inspired by “flyback project” and “TimeVault”. Backup is made by making snapshots of specific directories.Continue reading

How to install songbird music player in Ubuntu

Songbird is a open source music player, a digital jukebox and and a web browser, all in one. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. It supports a variety of formats and is an excellent option for organizing your music files in your system.

install songbird

It is built from mozilla and it has a web browser inbuilt within for searching for extensions and plugins. This can be even used for normal browsing purposes Songbird is an advanced music player which even permits use of addons to do amazing things like displaying lyrics of songs while playing etc.Continue reading