Install Picasa 3.0 for Linux (beta)

April 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

If you use Google's Picasa Web Albums to share photos online, Google now has a Linux version of the Picasa desktop client. There are three binary packages available for download:

picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm

      for Red Hat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva i386 or x86_64

    picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb

        for Debian/Ubuntu i386

      picasa_3.0-current_amd64.deb

        for Debian/Ubuntu amd64

      Download the appropriate file for your distribution. For Ubuntu, just double click on the .deb file and the Gdebi Package Installer should open up. Read more

      Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Run Linux

      April 26, 2009 by · 9 Comments
      Filed under: gnome, linux, opinion, Ubuntu, windows 

      Earlier today on PC World, Harry McCracken had a pair of articles titled "Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a PC" and "Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a Mac".

      Well, since Harry didn't complete the series, I'll do it for him, so here we go. Read more

      Jaunty Boots 32% Faster on the MSI Wind

      April 25, 2009 by · 6 Comments
      Filed under: gadget, linux, Ubuntu 

      After reading about the blazing fast boot time of Ubuntu 9.04 on Matt Cutts' blog, I decided it was worthwhile to go for the upgrade on my MSI Wind U100-432US. Before the upgrade I made sure to install bootchart and manually measure the boot time as well. Read more

      The Jackalope is Jaunting!

      April 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
      Filed under: linux, news, Ubuntu 

      The newest version of Ubuntu was released today, version 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). Help ease the burden on Ubuntu's servers and speed up your download by downloading your CD images over BitTorrent. Here are the links to the new torrents.





      ubuntu-9.04-alternate-amd64.iso.torrent
      ubuntu-9.04-alternate-i386.iso.torrent
      ubuntu-9.04-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent
      ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso.torrent
      ubuntu-9.04-rc-server-amd64.iso.torrent
      ubuntu-9.04-server-i386.iso.torrent

      Windows 7 Won’t Close the Door For Linux

      April 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
      Filed under: linux, opinion, windows 

      Yesterday on PCMag.com, Lance Ulanoff had a post stating that Windows 7 Starter Won't Open any Doors for Android or Linux. I have to agree with Mr. Ulanoff, but not for the same reason. Windows 7 Starter Edition won't open any doors because Windows Vista already opened the door. Read more

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