How To Run Gnome Panel Applets in Xfce

November 17, 2008 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

XfApplet is a small program that allows you to run Gnome panel applets from the XFCE panel. It's available in the Ubuntu universe repositories. You can install it from the command line using aptitude. (You can also use apt-get.)

sudo aptitude install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin

If you're not using Ubuntu you can download the XfApplet source package and compile it for your system. Read more

How To Install Adobe AIR on Linux

November 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Adobe AIR is a runtime environment that allows developers to create platform independent desktop applications based on existing web application technologies. Basically, it allows programs that would normally run inside a web browser to be run as desktop applications.

One very nice thing that the Adobe people did was to make their installer create a .deb or .rpm package if you're on a Debian based or RPM based Linux distribution. Because of that, these instructions should work on all Debian or Ubuntu based distributions as well as redhat/Fedora and SUSE based distros. Read more

Tagging mp3 Files in Linux with EasyTAG

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, mp3, Ubuntu 

I did a post on the Ubuntu Forums a while back on how to update mp3 file tags with a program called EasyTAG. I've tried a few different tag editors and found that EasyTAG best meets my needs. It's available in the Universe repositories in Ubuntu. Read more

Keep Track of Your Time with Hamster Applet

November 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I recently started a telecommuting job that requires me to log my hours to different projects. I started out using Stopwatch and logging time on a spreadsheet. One drawback of Stopwatch is that it seems to be a bit resource hungry. Not needing millisecond accuracy, I decided to look for something else. Enter the Hamster time tracking applet for Gnome. This is a panel applet for the Gnome desktop environment. If you're using something else as your desktop then you're probably out of luck on this one. Read more

Ubuntu 8.10 is Out!

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex came out today. Help reduce demands on the main server by downloading your version over BitTorrent. Here are links to the torrents for the various versions. If you're not sure which one to use, you probably want the first one. Read more

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