Showing posts from November, 2008

Desktop publishing with Ubuntu linux

I am talking about two of the popular applications to use for desktop publishing. 1) scribus "Scribus is powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds." 2) inkspace "Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format."

light application for your Ubuntu linux

xfce - Alternative to Gnome or Kde enlightment - Alternative to Gnome or Kde openbox - An window manager pypanel - An extremely light weight panel gmrun - will give you a small run dialog upon running obmenu - graphical openbox menu editting app obconf - graphical openbox theme changer, among other options nitrogen - lightweight application to change wallpapers gtk-chtheme - will allow you to change gtk themes sakura - a light weight tabbed terminal. scrot - a command line screenshot tool kazehakase - a lightweight browser based on the gecko engine sylpheed - a light weight email application rtorrent - a command line torrent app irssi - command line irc finch - the command line version of finch decibel-audio-player - a light weight gtk based audio app xfburn - a burning application from the xfce suite mirage - an extremely light weight image viewer abiword and gnumeric - lighter office apps when compared to open office. leafpad - extremely lightweight notepad app epdfview - lightweight

Boot Ubuntu Linux faster by reducing TTY (virtual consoles)

Most of us never use all the virtual consoles(TTY) that is provided with most Linux distribution. Why leave it there and let it eat memory. You can decrease startup time by removing unwanted virtual console or TTY. Removing some virtual consoles or reducing TTY is very easy. Just follow the procedure below: sudo -s vi /etc/default/console-setup change ACTIVE_CONSOLES=”/dev/tty[1-6]” to your choice. Lets say if you want only two TTY or virtual console then change to ACTIVE_CONSOLES=”/dev/tty[1-2]” cd /etc/event.d Comment on all the lines in ttyx file that you don't need. In this example tty3-tty6 Reboot to see the change.

Linux Journal Year 2004

Photos from Linux Journal Year 2004

Change close, minimize, maximize and menu icon order

If you want to change the order of minimize, maximize, close and menu icons in the title bar, follow the steps below Press Alt+F2 to bring the run application dialog box. Type gconf-editor Configuration editor will open. Go to /apps/metacity/general/button_layout If you look close at the button_layout key, you will see four items, minimize, maximize, close and menu separated by coma and colon. All the items on left side of colon appears on left side of the title bar and all the items on right side of the colon appears on the right side of the title bar. So if you double click it and change it to minimize,maximize,close:menu the icons in your title bar will resemble Mac OS.