Posts tagged Linux
VLC is a wonderful media player and it’s available for Linux as well. What I love about the player is that it almost all the time satisfies all my media playing needs and I don’t have to worry about having another plugin etc to play a file.
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
It can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on More >
Earcandy is sound level manager for Linux that changes the volume of your applications based on their profile. It’s a sound level manager that nicely fades applications in and out based on their profile and window focus. Following are the features of EarCandy:Features
- All volume adjustments are fades
- Fade out music/video players on skype call
- Fade to music player with focus when more than one
- Fade out music player when video playing
- Push sound to USB headsets on plugin
- Categories to assign to clients
- Sniffs desktop files to guess application category … music/video/VoIP
- Simplified pref UI More >
qOrganizer is a utility for Linux that helps you organize your daily stuff like, schedule, reminder, notes, to-dos etc. It has some good features for students to use as well like it provides them yo keep track of their timetable absence etc. Good part is it’s packaged as a deb file for easy installation on Ubuntu. Following are some of the features of qOrganizer:Features
- Innovative interface designed to be clear and simple
- Automatic saving of all data.
- Loud reminders
- A rich text journal for everyday in which you can even drag and drop images
- Searching through every entry in the journal and More >
Images are part of our every day Internet usage and a good image viewer is an integral part of a good operating system. Viewnior is one such application for Linux. Viewnioris an image viewer program. Created to be simple, fast and elegant. It’s minimalistic interface provides more screenspace for your images. Some of it’s important features are:
- Fullscreen & Slideshow
- Rotate, flip, save, delete images
- Animation support
- Browse only selected images
- Navigation window
- Set image as wallpaper (only under GNOME, see INSTALL file)
- Simple interface
To install viewnior download the More >
Sometime back one of my friend tweeted saying he could install notepad++ using wine on Ubuntu. We had a good discussion on why he doesn’t prefer using gedit or similar applications which come as native applications for Linux. His argument was because Notepad++ is highly extensible. So, I thought of looking at ways to extend gedit and make it gedit++ . Following guide will show how to extend gedit to make it even more powerful text editor that what it already is.Enabling Line Numbers on Gedit
Line numbers are very important for coders and by default gedit doesn’t have line numbers enabled. More >
Yesterday I did a post on How to install virtualbox on Ubuntu 9.04 and run WindowsXP as virtual OS. However, today after I upgraded my Linux Kernel I realized that VirtualBox stopped working throwing the error saying Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908). Also, it was suggested by VirtualBox that installing DKMS package would solve theongrat issue. Let’s see how to correct the error and to make sure that this error doesn’t occur again in future. Following is the error I got:
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
Songbird is a fantastic music player which is available for all the major OS platforms like Linux, Windows and OSX. The beauty of the player is it’s like the famous iTunes but takes configuration to a new level with extensions. You can pimp it up with themes and best of all it’s an open source software which means you get a huge community support. Let’s see how to install and configure songbird for a complete music experience.Homepage
Songbird is an open-source customizable music player.
Users can add features and change functionality in Songbird by More >
Wine is something which will come to your rescue if you have been a long Windows users and are in the transition phase of moving from Windows to Linux. However, you are not completely ready to use native Linux (Ubuntu) and want to use Windows applications on your Ubuntu machine.
There could also be scenarios like you want to play Windows based games on your Ubuntu and wished there was a way. In all such circumstances Wine will come to your rescue. Let’s see how to install wine on your Jaunty machine:Home Page