Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Top 10 lists...

In general I hate these "top 10" lists, but this one I found today caught my eye since it is very practical, nothing fancy, just the "what you need" to get the most out of your everyday relaxation on Linux.

10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use

Mine is quite similar with only a few differences:
1. Music player - MP3Blaster
Web browser - Firefox
3. CD/DVD burning application - K3B
4. Video player - Kaffeine
5. Image editor - Gimp
6. BitTorrent client - Ktorrent
7. IRC client - Xchat / irssi
8. Terminal application - Yakuake
9. Image viewer - Eye of GNOME
10. text editor - Nano

Basically the same, now go have some fun exploring your own favourites!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mozilla Firefox QT port!

LinuNow this has to be interresting! A qt port of Firefox!

I really do not like GTK so this is a huge blessing for me. Check out the site:
Not much to look at

And here is the WIKI for the Ubuntu freaks (strange that you would install a qt port on a GTK based distro...)

The people who use Gentoo and similar distros know what to do, just read through the wiki and apply what is needed.
I'll be hacking away at it in a few moments and hopefully there is some mayor improvements over the GTK version.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

KDE 4.1 panels "hack"

We have all seen the KDE 4.1 task manager and the panels, and one of the hotest disputed topics, the fact that it lacks so much in being able to be customized. Luckily there is Plasma and plasmoids.

I'm pretty sure whatever you would like done, there will be a plasmoid for it, like multiple lines in the task manager?
Multirows in the task manager!

I'll keep on looking for some more of these goodies, but just a ray of hope, seems like plasma is going to be a great success for KDE 4, even saving the devs some face on the end of the day...