Cinnamon is a Gnome Shell alternative, which has been created to deliver a Gnome 2 like convenient design for Ubuntu users. It provides a Gnome 2 like launcher based bottom panel and is perhaps the one of the best Gnome 2 forks available for Ubuntu. In a previous post I showed you a complete walkthrough of Cinnamon Shell. In this post I will explain the process of auto-hiding the Cinnamon Continue Reading →
Sigil is a free cross-platform e-book editor for editing eBooks in ePub format. For those of you who may be unaware of the ePub format, it is an open e-book standard and files of this format have a file extension of .epub. Sigil is an advanced ePub editor, which provides numerous convenient viewing options, including Book view, Code View and Split View (which displays the e-book and code). The Book Continue Reading →
Guake is a customizable drop-down Terminal for Linux based operating systems, with multi-tab and hotkey support. It can be installed on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, ArchLinux and FreeBSD. The default display of Guake is transparent, however, you can change the text and Terminal background color. Guake also adds the convenience of using hotkeys and tabs to help perform Terminal tasks easily.
Using a Live USB for simulating an operating system can be more useful than a Live CD orDVD, as a USB allows saving extra data and is faster than optical drives. Using a Live USB can help you boot temporarily from a separate operating system and allows working on other kinds of OS (for example Ubuntu) on machines which may have other kinds of operating systems installed. For example, if Continue Reading →
Gnac is a lightweight Linux based audio converter which supports conversion between WAV, Ogg, Flac, Mp3, Mp4a and SPX Format. Other than being a lightning fast audio converter, it also allows extracting audio from video files. Gnac can be downloaded from the link given at the end of this post. It has packages available for Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora, Open Suse, Arch Linux and other distributions.