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OpenSUSE

Celestia - free opensource Space Simulation to explore the universe

Post date: September 10, 2008, 17:09 Category: Desktop Views: 4033 Comments
Tutorial quote: Celestia is a free opensource space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia provides photo-realistic, real-time, three-dimensional viewing of the solar system, the galaxy and the universe and has become a valuable tool for education in Astronomy. Celestia is used in homes, schools, museums and planetariums around the world, it also is used as a visualization tool by space mission designers.
Ubuntu

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

Post date: September 9, 2008, 11:09 Category: Desktop Views: 2911 Comments
Tutorial quote: Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu games that makes it easy to install games that are available on getdeb.net. This article shows how you can install games using Playdeb on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.
Ubuntu

Pimp your Ubuntu desktop in 7 easy steps!

Post date: September 9, 2008, 01:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3976 Comments
Tutorial quote: Let's face it, the default theme on current Ubuntu releases is more aimed at the (boring) business folks: no transparency, no effects, no shiny icons and cool wallpapers.

That's why I'm going to walk you through some easy steps to customize your Ubuntu Gnome - for better usability and better looks (to impress your windows buddies?).
OpenSUSE

BasKet - opensource note pad for openSUSE

Post date: September 4, 2008, 22:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3192 Comments
Tutorial quote: BasKet Note Pads is a free opensource notepad/scrible pad software for Linux. BasKet can be used as a manual clipboard. This means that you can drop files of all kinds inside. They can be grouped in different tabs. BasKet is very simple to use and easy to differentiate between notes by setting tags, priorities and flags.
OpenSUSE

Money Manager Ex - Personal Finance Manager in openSUSE

Post date: September 2, 2008, 23:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3860 Comments
Tutorial quote: Money Manager Ex is a free, open-source, cross-platform, easy-to-use personal finance software. It primarily helps organize one’s finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird’s eye view of your financial worth.
OpenSUSE

Tomboy - Desktop Note Taking in openSUSE Linux

Post date: August 31, 2008, 18:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3284 Comments
Tutorial quote: Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. Tomboy is written in C# and utilizes the Mono runtime and Gtk#. Automatic spell-checking is provided by GtkSpell.
Ubuntu

Furius ISO Mount - Mount and Unmount ISO images with GUI Tool in Ubuntu Linux

Post date: August 31, 2008, 17:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3259 Comments
Tutorial quote: An ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image management utility for the Gnome Desktop Environment. Furius ISO Mount

Features
* Automatically Mounts ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image Files.
* Automatically creates a mount point in your home directory.
* Automatically Unmounts the Image files.
* Automatically removes the mount directory to return your home directory to its previous state.
OpenSUSE

gscan2pdf - Scan multiple Documents, import images to PDF & DjVu

Post date: August 27, 2008, 21:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3917 Comments
Tutorial quote: gscan2pdf is a simple but a very efficient GUI to scan documents of multiple pages and convert them into PDFs or DjVu format. You can also import images from image files into PDF files and vice versa. gscan2pdf only takes two clicks are required to scan several pages and then save all or a selection as a PDF file, including metadata if required.
Ubuntu

Twitter Clients For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Post date: August 21, 2008, 10:08 Category: Desktop Views: 2418 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this article I will show how to install and use two clients for the popular microblogging platform Twitter on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. The first one is Twitux, the second Twitter client is gtwitter. Both clients have similar features, so it is up to you which one you want to install.
Ubuntu

QuickStart, The Swiss Army Knife For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Post date: August 17, 2008, 10:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3249 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this article I will show how to install and use QuickStart on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. QuickStart is like a Swiss army knife, it allows you to do various things on your Ubuntu desktop: creating and restoring backups, running scheduled backups, backing up configuration files, installing some common applications, installing DVD codecs, deleting unnecessary files, etc.
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