Archive for November, 2007

What’s your first impression of Ubuntu?

For those of us who are new to Ubuntu/Linux, please describe your first impression of Ubuntu. Tell us about your experience!

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November 3, 2007 at 3:21 am 4 comments

A Photoshop Alternative for FREE. GIMP 2.4 is out!

GIMP, most of you might have known this program.  The popular and powerful open source graphics editor is now in version 2.4!  It is one of the best graphics application available for free.  Supports over 100 plug-ins and has many advanced features found in Photoshop such as layer support, channel support & many many more.   GIMP can be installed on Windows, Linux and Mac.  Click here for screenshots

For complete feature list and details, visit the GIMP official web site.

November 3, 2007 at 2:57 am Leave a comment

Completely wipe out your harddrive!

This program called Darik’s Boot and Nuke will completely wipe out your hard drive making all files unrecoverable using all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.  This program will become useful when you’re planning to sell or donate your old computer.  BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS PROGRAM, FILES ARE NOT RECOVERABLE AFTER YOU WIPE OUT YOUR HARD DRIVE WITH THIS SOFTWARE.

Did you know that when you delete a file from Recycle Bin or Trash, the file is still on the hard drive?  What’s got deleted is only the reference to that file and with appropriate software, it can be recovered.

I’m trying to find a good file shredder in Linux that will completely remove a file.  I will will updating on that.

November 3, 2007 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Do you believe in Aliens? You can help finding them!

Introducing SETI@HOME, a scientific research program that uses computers connected to the internet in the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.  This program will run when your computer is in idle mode(which means when you’re not doing anything).  With so many stars and planets, do you think we’re human beings are the only life in the universe? or maybe not?

November 3, 2007 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

Program your own Ubuntu programs.

Do you want to become a programmer and don’t know where to start? The program that I’m going to talk about today is FreeBASIC which is a free, open source, 32 bit BASIC Compiler which allows you create graphical use interface programs as well as console applications.. The language is similar to Microsoft’s QuickBasic. As a programmer myself, it’s good to start with a BASIC language and then move on to the new Object-Oriented language. Once you learn BASIC, it will make your life easier when you’re learning C++, C# or Java. Official Web Site

I started learning Microsoft Visual Basic and then I moved on to do a little Java and then I’m learning C# in college right now.  I will be returning to Java next year.  Personally, I think it takes alot of practices and hard work to be a good programmers.

November 3, 2007 at 12:33 am Leave a comment

Linux Computer Under $200 From Walmart.

Did you know that you can buy a computer under $200 with VIA C7-D Processor at 1.5Ghz, 80GB of storage, 512MB of memory, DVD-ROM/CD-RW, Eithernet Card & More.  I was just looking around Walmart.com & found Everex TC2502 and it costs $199.00.  This computer comes preinstalled with gOS Operating System(Linux)  and OpenOffice for all your productivity needs  This computer will definitly satisfy most normal computer users.  With those specs, it should be able to run Windows XP(I don’t have a machine to test out, but I think it should run).  Monitors are sold separately.  I heard that Dell will also be selling desktop with Linux, not sure about that yet but will update soon.

November 2, 2007 at 5:52 pm 2 comments

Open Source. OpenSolaris

Sun Microsystem has just released a open source version of its Solaris Operating System.  Sun has released Project Indiana for download and it’s called OpenSolaris Developer Preview.  Continue reading (Cnet)

November 2, 2007 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

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