Backups are essential for everyone, whether it’s for our personal needs or our company’s. Backups are what we need especially when we’re migrating information. Especially when we’re going to migrate everything in a whole new system or environment. I usually just backup everything manually in DVDs every so often. I guess everyone has specific ways of making their own backups but ZDNet has shared a list of ten backup applications for Linux.
Some of the applications that caught my eye:
Back in Time
Back in Time
This one has a very interesting name. It’s as if your backups …read more
There are different ways to get screenshots. Personally I use at least three methods, depending on what I need to capture. It matters if what I need to take a screenshot of is a website, the entire screen, just one of the applications I am using, etc.
GIMP has a function to get screenshots. It is awesome because you can set the delay of the screenshot. I use that when I am taking screenshots of a particular application. You could get screenshots by going to the “File” menu of GIMP. Select the item “Create” …read more
Eleven is Louder summarizes what office suites are available for us that are open souce software. Of course it has OpenOffice.org in the list. However, it reminds us that Lotus Symphony does exist and that there are other suites like the GNOME Office Suite as well as the KDE Office Suite. I’ve tried using the GNOME Office Suite before but for the sake of compatibility I am using OpenOffice.org especially because I have to collaborate with co-workers on documents. I know that OpenOffice.org is commonly included in various Linux distributions and this blog entry shows you …read more
If you’ve had your Linux installation for the longest time, sometimes you don’t really know what’s in there any more. Some of the problems we have:
Temporary files which never get cleaned up
Duplicate files. Maybe those we’ve downloaded before. But never removed after using them or maybe we copied them in another directory aside from the download directory. (This happens to me too. Especially when I get careless.)
Empty directories. We get lots of these when we move files around.
For us to manage our files, a tool such as FSLint would surely help.
This utility helps you search through your …read more
If you’re running a training center, whether it concerns distance education or not, you need tools to help you manage your classes and facilitate discussions, especially for those who are into distance education learning programs. Issues that need to be addressed include: course management as well as ensuring that the training room is managed well so that learners can focus on the lessons and not be distracted by other applications.
Let the Training Room Come into Order with iTalc
Today, I’ve learned about iTalc. It is an application that lets you manage your training room’s computers by ensuring that your …read more
My friend Renee is a fan of Japanese music and drama series. I get to hear a lot of news about our favorite bands through her and like the fangirl that she is, she shared with me one of the applications she has been using: KeyHoleTV. Aside from that she told me the schedules of some TV shows that she recommended. (Actually, K-on was on the schedule. So that was cool.)
The nice thing about it is that it could run on Linux and the steps aren’t so difficult to follow so you could install it right …read more
Posting to your blog: Funkiness with special characters and no link texts
So I was using Tomboy the other day when I realized how weird it was. All of a sudden it was not posting to my blog and it just quit each time I tried to post a particular note. I tried so hard to figure out what the culprit was. It was “>” (or the greater than symbol) I used that character to draw an arrow of sorts on my blog entry.
Apparently it won’t post a note with that character. I am not sure …read more
Ever wanted to note down some things that happened to you in a day? Diaries are ever useful for logging things that you might need to refer to in the future and to keep them in a calendar form would be easy for some. Others need to be able to refer to the calendar to make sure that the entries are consistent. Almanah seems to be an application made solely for that purpose.
Using Almanah is simple. Just run it and note down the things you want by typing them on the big space it shows to …read more
I’ve been having some difficulty using Pidgin these past how many days so I was looking for another messenger client to check out. Incidentally I stumbled upon a blog entry about CenterIM, a messenger client for the command line/terminal. Knowing that it’s available in the repositories made me get it right away.
CenterIM consumes barely 1% of my memory. I am running it on an Acer Aspire One 150Bb with 1GB of RAM.
Several IM protocols are supported: Jabber, Yahoo, MSN, AIM, LiveJournal. It also has an RSS Reader.
You can have several conversations at the same time.
The screen shows …read more
One could easily get software for Linux through various repositories available to users. Most distros would have repositories which could be accessed via package managers. However, Novell thinks about opening a store dedicated to making open source software available to users — wouldn’t that be redundant?
Matt Asay’s blog entry challenges this idea of an open-source apps store. He pointed out:
But this almost seems counterproductive for Novell. For years open-source companies have had to combat the idea that “open source” is synonymous with “free.”
So with that, would a store be really helpful to new users who have been …read more