Distro Review: Linux Mint 13 “Maya” Cinnamon Edition

May 26, 2012 by · 9 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, FOSS, gnome, linux, Linux Mint, review, Ubuntu 

On May 23, 2012, Linux Mint 13 "Maya" was released. There are two desktop flavors available, the MATE Edition and the Cinnamon Edition. MATE is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop since the GNOME project has abandoned GNOME 2 in order to work on GNOME 3 development. Cinnamon is a project started by Linux Mint in order to include a classic GNOME 2 style interface in a GNOME 3 environment. Both of these flavors are available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions.  Read more

Gnumeric: A Light Weight Spreadsheet Program

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, linux, review, Ubuntu 

Most Linux and Open Source enthusiasts are familiar with the OpenOffice.Org office suite. OpenOffice is great, but sometimes you just need a lighter and faster alternative. Maybe you've got a netbook or an older computer and you don't need a full, integrated, office suite, but just a few of the main applications like a word processor and a spreadsheet program. Gnumeric is one such spreadsheet program.

Gnumeric is available for Linux and 32 bit Windows. If you're running Ubuntu Linux, you can install Gnumeric from a terminal with Read more

Midori – A Lightweight Web Browser

May 25, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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If you've been looking for a nice WebKit based web browser for Linux, Midori is a browser worth checking out. Although it's still in early stages of development (the current version is 0.2.5,) it provides a fairly complete set of features for a web browser.

Some of the more advanced features include user scripts and user styles. User scripts are similar to Greasemonkey scripts in Firefox.  Read more

Organize Your Recipes with Gourmet Recipe Manager

May 17, 2010 by · 7 Comments
Filed under: linux, review, Ubuntu 

It seems like I'm always losing track of some small sheet of paper with a recipe from my Mom written on it. An old fashioned box of recipe cards just doesn't suit my style, so I thought about creating a database using OpenOffice.org's Base. Being short on time and motivation, I decided to look for a specialized application to manage recipes. Read more

Review: RockBox

January 12, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, gadget, linux, mp3, review 

RockBox is a free and open source firmware available for several different digital music players. Stable releases are available for the following music players:

  • Apple: iPod 1g through 5.5g, iPod Mini and iPod Nano 1g
  • Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
  • Cowon: iAudio X5, X5V, X5L, M5, M5L, M3 and M3L
  • iriver: iHP100 series, H100 series, H300 series and H10 series
  • Olympus: M:Robe 100
  • SanDisk: Sansa c200 series, e200 series and e200R series
  • Toshiba: Gigabeat X and F series

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