Whilst the name of this app isn't the most memorable, what it does is. By default Ubuntu provides no feedback whether the connection of a peripheral device - such as a webcam or usb thumbdrive - has succeed or failed. Windows, for example, uses a set of audio notifications to relay such status. udev-notify brings a similar functionality, albeit a visual one using Ubuntu's Notification system, to your desktop.
Hex-a-hop is a simple yet fun little puzzle game where you take a little girl hopping across tiles in efforts to destroy all the green tiles on the board. Brukkon is more involved and provides features such as movable bridges, different weather conditions, and disappearing tiles.
A new release of Daily Journal - the streamlined, fuss free application for marinating a daily log of your diet, life, or anything - has been made available.
I billed Tomahawk as a media player with potential after my first play with it last month, so when I heard that Tomahawk recently added a PPA for Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users to install from I decided to check it out and see whether anything had changed.
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 first post-release application to be approved by the Application Review Board is now available to install from the Ubuntu 10.10 Software Centre.
For almost two years my primary recording device for YouTube videos has been with not a fancy camcorder, but a webcam. So believe me when I tell you that I've tried a lot of different applications on different operating systems to get the most from my camera, both proprietary and open source. Out of everything I have tried, GUVCviewer packs the best blend of performance and features.
No-one goes out of their way to lose their laptop let alone have it stolen. Usually in these situations there is a slim chance of getting you laptop back - providing it has your address scrawled on the back like a label in the back of a 5th graders’ coat. Common sense dictates to be prepared and you can be by installing free and open-source security application ‘Prey - which has just been updated to version 0.5.
Everyone loves lightweight music players. Well, maybe they don't. But here are 5 worth checking out.
Unlike most screen recording programs for Linux, Kazam is powerful in its editing/exporting options (in a clean, nice graphical user interface), works with a standard, easy-to-edit format, but it is not without it's downsides.
Tibesti is a 'simple screencasting' tool for Linux that allows you to record your desktop, speaker output and microphone at the same time, rendering output to the file type of your choice.
It's finally arrived. After weeks of leaking screenshots and juicy tidbits on a 'mystery new launcher' we can reveal what it is. Called Synapse, the launcher is light, fast, zeitgeist powered and can do some incredible things thanks to tight Zeitgeist integration.