Today, in our Linux Page, Frank has posted some useful notes about how to create a personalised live CD-DVD based on Ubuntu or Kubuntu. UCK 1.4 is the new powerful version of Ubuntu Customization Kit which allows you to easily customize the main Ubuntu functions: kernel, languages, software and … create in just few clicks.. your personal live Ubuntu CD. You can use UCK just for fun or to develop your ideal Ubuntu distribution to spread on the web. Enjoy it!
We use Linux because the possibility of crashes is lower than in other OS but sometimes some programs decide to lock themselves causing different problems to our PC usability.. When it happens we usually decide to use ksysguard but it doesn’t end our program. Today, in our Linux Page we have added a post about another way to solve these kind of matters using the PID. The post is short but we think it could be very useful for many Linux users. In fact, using the PID to kill a program is less time waster than restart the pc. See you soon and thanks for your comments!
Today, in our Linux Page we posted a useful review about Ubuntu Windows Installer. This software solves many problems (and fears) you have when decide to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Xubuntu on your computer. Ubuntu Windows Installer manages all the steps during the installation and it also modifies the original hard disk partition due to have two different OS on your computer. Ubuntu Windows Installer is very easy to use and I consider it as one the best practical solution for Linux beginners. Try it.. and let us know your comments!
Today, in the Linux Page, Frank has posted a very interesting review about IEs4Linux. In fact sometimes we have to use IE in websites created only for IE. The post is very detailed and contains all the instruction to install IEs4Linux in Ubuntu and Kubuntu. Obviously, we personally prefer Firefox but IE is an essential feature to “surf” the web also when we use Linux.
In the Linux page we posted a short review about – Ubuntu Christmas edition 2006 -. This fantastic version of Ubuntu is a live DVD which can be freely installed on your PC. This edition is particularly full of useful features, moreover themes & graphics are very accurate. I strongly believe that Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006 is one of the best Linux you can try (or better install on your pc) if you are planning to use Linux as your main OS. If you are a beginner you have just to put Xmas Ubuntu into the DVD reader and you can enter Linux world!
Today in the Linux page you can read two different new posts. The first is about http://www.getgnulinux.org/ a good website full of information and suggestion to step into Linux. The site, with an essential and “easy to read” graphics, is multilingual: English, Spanish and French. In the second post Frank explain how to change the Linux themes using KBFX. Using KBFX you can personalize your K-menu button and it’s menu. Moreover, KBFX is not based on the XP StartMenu but on a hierarchical structure or (you can choose) on the new, flat indexed menu.
Today, in the Linux page you find a post about two different speech recognition programs: Perlbox and CMUSphinx. We think that these voice enabled applications could be useful if you want to fast the way you use your desktop. We tested them in English and the results were pretty good. We suggest you to try them even if you haven’t any specific needs to use them. At least, you will spend some interesting hours testing the softwares our sons will use in next generation computers.
Thank you to Yietzel who posted a comment asking us some information about how to create a tar file. In the Linux page we created a short but effective post about this topic. This short manual (yes it is a manual because we included also the instructions to create: gz, bz2, tar.gz, tar.bz2, zip, lha, arj, zoo, rar files) is short but very clear and easy to use. We really hope you find our post useful. Please, let us know!
Frank has reviewed a bootable Linux CD called Kororaa. This particular Linux version (derived from Gentoo Linux philosophy) has a fantastic and efficient 3D graphics. In particular you will be astonished (we really were surprised) by the 3D desktop supported in Kororaa. The most interesting thing is that you can use this bootable Linux CD also if you have not a “last generation”, powerful graphic card! We hope you will enjoy Kororaa and.. please.. if you want let us know your point of view writing some comments about this Linux version. Thanks.
Hi everyone, we are sorry for our delay in writing new posts! This week in our Linux page (in Spanish) you can find some new posts. The first post is about Wine and the easiest way (we hope, let us know…) to install this program in Linux OS. The second post concerns zamzar.com, an useful web-page where you can easily convert your files (image, doc, music, video) to different formats (the use of a temporary email address is recommended if you believe it’s not sure to spread your personal email address). Last but not least, we have posted a brief review about Mediafire: a free file hosting site (practical and easy to use). See you next week!