A few days back we walked you through creating QR codes via the command line in Ubuntu. Following that post a developer, David Green, put together a GUI front-end for the process, allowing for a more user-friendly experience in generating 2D barcodes.
The hostname of the Ubuntu install on my netbook reads more like a barcode than a 'computer name'. Thankfully changing it to something more memorable is a snap. Read on for instructions...
How many days are left until the release of Ubuntu 11.10? If that's a question you cannot live without knowing the answer to (or if you just want to ramp up some excitement ahead of the release) the following 'Ubuntu Countdown' widget for Android devices serves that niche admirably: it counts down the days remaining until the next Ubuntu release.
We've written about several tools that makde creating Qrcodes - two-dimensional barcodes made up of black squares on a white background - in Ubuntu easy, but the following tool, QtQr, beats them all hands down. Along with the ability to quickly create custom QrCodes containing text, URLs, e-mail, SMS and telephone numbers QtQr also comes with a 'decoding' feature.
QR Codes are nifty time-saving shortcuts; sort of like hyperlinks for the real world. Qrencode is a small command-line utitlity that allows you to create your own QR codes (saved as .png image file) for whatever you like - a blog, a secret message - whatever!
My current desktop as of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 5. Wallpaper: OMG! KARMIC ALPHA! by d0od Icons: Breathe Icon Set Perfect Clock Skin: Barcode2 White Desktop-Art plugin for Rhythmbox Dock: Gnome-Do Docky @ 48px […]