Friday, January 22, 2010

Radically Simple » PCLinuxOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the January 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community.

In the January 2010 issue:

2009: A Look Back
Game Zone: Modern Warfare 2
Behind The Scenes: A Chat With Hootiegibbon
Sproggy’s Glass Panel Tutorial
Command Line Interface Intro: Part 4
Double Take & Mark’s Quick Gimp Tip
Forum Foibles
Ms_meme’s nook
Book Worms Unite: An E-Book Explosion
Archiving Movies With dvd::rip – An Update
Computer Languages A to Z: Guile
Gadgets & Gear: Official PCLinuxOS Store Opens
Screenshot Showcase
and much, much more!

This month’s cover features snowy winter pictures captured by magazine staff member ms_meme.

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Radically Simple » PCLinuxOS

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Set the Default Browser and Email Client in Ubuntu - the How-To Geek

Ubuntu has a simple way to configure the default browser and mail client. Of course, Firefox is the default application for web browsing, so you shouldn’t ever need to use this screen, but if you insist, here’s how to do it.

Navigate to System \ Preferences \ Preferred Applications.

Here you can specify which application you want to use for web or email links. For instance, if you are using Thunderbird for email instead of evolution, you can change that setting here.

You can also choose to automatically open all new Firefox windows in a new tab, although that’s probably the default in Firefox 2.0.

You can also set Gmail as your default email client.

Set the Default Browser and Email Client in Ubuntu - the How-To Geek

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth - The Lucid Lynx Chronicles - Softpedia

A few minutes ago, the Ubuntu development team unleashed the second alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system, due for release in late April this year. As usual, we've downloaded a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS development.

What's new in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2? Well, the most important feature of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 is probably the inclusion of the Plymouth graphical boot manager utility from Red Hat, which replaces the old Usplash. The new Nvidia proprietary video driver 190.53 (the old 173.14.22 and 96.43.14 versions are still available and can be installed along with the new one), and Likewise Open version 5.4 are also part of this release.

The Linux kernel packages in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 have been upgraded to 2.6.32-10.14, based on Linux kernel 2.6.32, and the GNOME desktop environment to version 2.29.4, which brings new features, especially to Nautilus, which now offers twin-panel functionality, called Extra Pane (see the screenshot below for details).

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth - The Lucid Lynx Chronicles - Softpedia

BBC News - France joins Germany warning against Internet Explorer

France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to protect security.

Certa, a government agency that oversees cyber threats, warned against using all versions of the web browser.

Germany warned users on Friday after malicious code - implicated in attacks on Google - was published online.

BBC News - France joins Germany warning against Internet Explorer

Friday, January 01, 2010

Linux: Install a million games in one click!

Well, not really a million, but how about tens or hundreds? Good enough for you?

Today, we will talk about two extremely useful applications that allow to you search for hundreds of games that run on Linux, sorted by category, popularity, license, or price, read game synopses, check out the screenshots, and then, should you decide that you like some of them, install them with a single mouse click.


Do you know what this means? This means that all and any other method of getting Linux games is virtually obsolete. You now have a Steam Valve style programs for Linux, capable of bringing hundreds of great titles to your desktop. Follow me.

Linux: Install a million games in one click!