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 →
Ever wanted to create your very own Linux operating system? Now is your chance. SUSE Studio is a free web service, which allows creating and downloading your very own Linux distribution in a few easy steps. Using this process does not require programming knowledge and the entire method merely involves selecting a few options, naming your Linux OS and downloading it in various formats e.g. ISO (for CD/DVDs), VMDK, OVF, Continue Reading →
DesktopNova is an Ubuntu wallpaper rotation application which switches the desktop wallpaper after a set time interval. This is similar to the Windows 7 style rotating wallpaper feature.
Angry IP Scanner is an open source and cross platform application, which allows scanning for active IPs on a network. You can scan for a specific range of IPs to determine which IP addresses may be available for being assigned to other systems. You can also select a hostname to obtain more in-depth information about it, which can help in creating network inventories.
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.
Dropbox contains a hidden cache folder which stores deleted files. When you attempt to recover a deleted file this folder is used to restore your files instead of downloading them from the Dropbox server. This might be useful for a lot of people since it saves time and bandwidth to restore files from your local hard drive. However, this might be a problem for people who always find themselves short Continue Reading →
UGet (previously known as urlgfe) is a cross-platform & open Source download manager for Windows and Linux. Other than an EXE file, it is also available with a .Deb and .RPM package, which makes it easy to install on Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora and other Linux operating systems. It comes with many useful features, such as, pause & resuming of downloads, URL clipboard history, batch downloading of files, application Continue Reading →