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Free Online Word Processing Alternatives

Word Processing
Forget about Word and enjoy these word processors that range from simple to full-featured.
J2E: Just 2 Easy is a great word processor for students, offering free accounts and a unique URL for sharing documents.Buzzword: This word processor has a really slick interface.Solodox: Solodox makes it easy for you to write, edit, and collaborate on documents online.Writeboard: Writeboard is a full-featured word processor, with great features like collaboration capability and versioning.GreenDoc: GreenDoc offers an incredibly simple way to write online.FCKeditor: Use this HTML editor to enjoy the power of MS Word online.Nevercode Docs: You can use Nevercode online, then download and store your files on their servers to access them later.Writer: With this tool from BigHugeLabs, you can write simple documents and save them online.TheOpenDoc: TheOpenDoc is great for collaboration, offering word processing with change tracking.iNetWord: With this word processor, you can perform docu…

Introduction to Mozilla Source Code.

Mozilla is an open source project and organization to develop a cross-platform Internet client software. Since it is open source, the source code is available to everyone - although you have to follow the licenses as defined in the respective source files (a mixture of MPL, NPL, GPL, LGPL). is the name of an organization that provides an infrastructure to help developers in the project. is also the address of the central web site for the Mozilla project.

If you find errors in this document, or if you want to contribute updated or additional sections, please contact Kai Engert.
ContentsWhat is Mozilla?
Scope of this document
What does Netscape have to do with this?
C++ and JavaScript
NSPR - Netscape portable runtime
Object oriented programming & Modularity
XPCOM / nsISupports / nsCOMPtr
Exceptions / nsresult
Strings in C++
Graphical User Interface / XUL
Build System and Tree
Application Startup
Internal Notification System


Clive is Command-line and fullscreen console program that extracts videos from YouTube, Google Video and other video sites. It supports embedded video extraction, and can be used with an external encoder (e.g. ffmpeg) to re-encode the extracted videos to different video formats (e.g. avi, mpeg, flv).

Multi-platform; POSIX (BSD/Linux/UNIX-like)Supports:Youtube
Bandwidth throttleMulti-URL (batch) supportCompatible with UNIX pipesConfiguration file supportIntegration with X clipboard (xclip)Chain with a 3rd party player software for playingChain with ffmpeg for subsequent re-encodingProxy support; option and http_proxy environment settingFurther more:
High/low-quality support where applicable (e.g. Youtube)URL caching; re-fetch video page only if necessaryCache browsingParse and extract videos from RSS/Atom feedsScan and extract embedded videos (Youtube, GoogleVideo)Recall last URL batchOverridable output filename formattingOv…

List of Download Managers Available in Ubuntu

A download manager is a computer program designed to download files from the Internet,unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse web pages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance).

Download Manager Features
Pausing the downloading of large files.Resuming broken or paused downloads (especially for very large files).Downloading files on poor connections.Downloading several files from a site automatically according to simple rules (file types,updated files, etc. - see also Offline Browser).Automatic recursive downloads (mirroring).Scheduled downloads (including, automatic hang-up and shutdown).Searching for mirror sites, and the handling of different connections to download the samefile more quickly (Segmented downloading).
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Canonical to Offer Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop through Ubuntu Partner Repository | Ubuntu

Ubuntu users now have direct access to Zimbra’s next generation email and calendaring solutionSunnyvale, Calif., August 7, 2008 – Zimbra has announced that Canonical, sponsors of Ubuntu, the fastest growing Linux distribution, will give users direct access to Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop, which provides a centralized hub to manage multiple e-mail accounts and calendars online and offline, through the Ubuntu Partner Repository. Zimbra, a Yahoo! (Nasdaq:YHOO) company, is a leader in open source, next-generation messaging and collaboration software. “Since we first announced general availability of Zimbra for Ubuntu last year, we have seen incredible adoption within the Ubuntu community,” said Andy Pflaum, senior director of business management, Zimbra Business Unit, Yahoo!. “We are eager to offer our world-class collaboration experience, Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop, to the vibrant community of Ubuntu users worldwide.” The inclusion of Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop in the Ubuntu Partner Repository provides…

Bonfire, application to burn CD/DVD for the gnome desktop

Bonfire is an application to burn CD/DVD for the gnome desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.
Features include: burn / copy / erase data and audio discs, allows full editing of data discs (remove/move/rename files inside a directory, ...) as well as audio discs, handle all audio files if Gstreamer supports them, with a customisable GUI.

In Windows, there is one of the most popular Nero Burning ROM to burn your files onto CD or DVD. It goes that the KDE and Gnome deskops in Linux have their own popular burning software application. According to this article, it seems that k3b (the commonly used CD/DVD burner in Linux) is about to be dethroned by Bonfire, the fast upcoming application

Currently, Bonfire is just another application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and q…

Weekend Project: Give Your Ubuntu Desktop the Complete Mac Look

No, you won't actually have a Mac at the end of this transformation tutorial and, yes, it's just a tad bit, well, excessive. But if you're going to go through the effort of turning your Linux desktop into a Leopard clone, you may as well give it the full ride. Going beyond previously-posted guides, Make Tech Easier tackles how to transform your menu bar, add a dock and retractable widgets, create a floating stack over your places menu—even your boot-up screen is given the cold-steel apple and a minimalist progress bar. If you've got the time, it's at least worth the confused faces on your friends' and co-workers' faces.
Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard [Make Tech Easier]

Weekend Project: Give Your Ubuntu Desktop the Complete Mac Look

Ubuntu: Install and run Ubuntu without disturbing Windows

Want to take Linux for a spin? Forget partitions, dual-boot setups and live CDs: The new Ubuntu Windows installer lets you run the Linux distro while keeping the rest of your system intact.In other words, it's like a live CD without the CD. Just run the installer, which in turn downloads a disk image of Ubuntu (actually, your choice of four Ubuntu distros), and then reboot your PC. Choose the desired boot option from the menu that appears, and presto: You're running Linux. This is a working prototype, not a finished product, so user beware. It didn't work on my Vista box (I discovered after the fact that Vista isn't supported yet), but it ran like a gem on an XP system. Great way to run Ubuntu without the hassles of partitioning or burning a live CD! — Rick BroidaUbuntu: Install and run Ubuntu without disturbing Windows

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer

If you've ever asked for help with your Windows computer that won't boot anymore, you've probably been told to "Backup all your data and then reinstall"… but if you can't boot, how can you get to your data? That's the question we'll be answering today.

One of the easiest methods to access your data is to simply boot off an Ubuntu Live CD… and it's completely free (except for the cost of a blank cd).

Burn an Ubuntu Live CD

If you have another computer, you can download and burn the Ubuntu Live CD using a very simple application called ImgBurn. Otherwise, you can bug one of your friends to help you burn a copy.

Just open up ImgBurn, and click the icon to "Write image file to disc"

Then click on the icon next to "Source", pick the downloaded ISO file, stick a recordable CD into the drive, and click burn.

Now that you have the boot cd (which you should keep in a safe place, as it's very useful), just stick it in the drive of th…