View Images With The Proper EXIF Orientation In Chrome or Chromium

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Chromium, FOSS, General, HowTo, image editing, linux, windows 

I receive a lot of emails with photos attached that have been taken in a portrait orientation. Most modern digital cameras and smart phones have orientation sensors that tell the camera if it's been turned on end. When this happens, rather than actually rotate the picture, the camera sets a flag in the image's EXIF data to communicate which way is up in the photo. Read more

Enable The Flash Plugin For Chromium In Ubuntu

July 20, 2010 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've shown previously how install the Chromium web browser in Ubuntu. Today I'm going to show you how to easily enable the Adobe Flash plugin for use in Chromium.

You've probably already installed the Flash plugin for Mozilla Firefox, but if not, install it from the command line with:   Read more

Install The Chromium Browser in Ubuntu

July 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Most of us by now have heard of Google's Chrome web browser. The Chrome browser is based on an open source project called Chromium. There's not really much difference between the two. Chromium is basically just Chrome without the Google branding and without the extensive EULA.

You can install the Chromium browser from the PPA for Ubuntu Chromium. Read more

Use The Chrome OS Start Page

November 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, linux, news, Ubuntu 

The web has been abuzz this week with the news that Google has released an early version of their new Chrome OS. This early version is actually the open source Chromium OS. If you really want to get a feel for this new operating system, you can follow the directions on the Chromium OS site to compile and build the OS to make your own flash drive image or VMware image. I was unable to get my VMware image running, but my flash drive image does work. Read more