Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux. He is also a contributor for the Fedora Project. You can check out his personal website or follow his Twitter account here.
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Under Linux, there are two different implementations of Java that are available for use. Ubuntu and Arch let you easily install either implementation, while Fedora users will have a slightly tougher time (at least when it comes to installing Oracle Java). This article should clear up any of the confusion on how to get it working, including some tips and tricks I discovered for 64-bit users.
This must have happened to you often enough: while working on something from your hard drive (no matter if internal or external), the system eventually puts it into a “sleep mode” where it’ll take a while to wake up again before it’ll finally be able to do what you actually want it to do. This problem is now solved thanks to an open source developer who had a simple idea that honestly works quite well.
Over the years, Flash has slowly but surely made its mark on the Internet until virtually every interactive website contained some form of Flash. As it’s now a fundamental part of the Web, seeing some updates to this technology is very much welcome. There are quite a few new features in Flash 11, including some highly notable ones.
Linux distributions have been improving by leaps and bounds, and those improvements are becoming visible in the latest beta releases. Fedora, one of the flagship distributions carrying GNOME 3, is no different and should have plenty of new features to make your mouth water. As Fedora 16 is currently in beta, it still has plenty of bugs.
You may not know it, but choosing the right filesystem for your drives is actually pretty important. Although the main idea of all filesystems is the same, there are many advantages and disadvantages over each one. While there are many more filesystems out there, we’ll be looking at the most popular two, FAT32 and NTFS.
If you use Skype or certain other applications on Linux, you may be annoyed by how those programs use their own notification system rather than using the system default, known as libnotify. libnotify is responsible for creating those nice little bubbles or windows that aren’t intrusive on the screen. Thankfully though, Skype lets you change this behavior.
Over the last two years, CCleaner has changed quite a bit in terms of version numbers…up now to version 3.10 at the time of this writing. While visually the program actually hasn’t changed much (it’s good, why break something that’s not broken?), a lot of additional features have been included behind-the-scenes to make it more functional than ever.
We all know that, as the most widely used operating system, Windows has the largest collection of software. But not every successful piece of software started out in the Windows world. In fact there are quite a few examples, both well known and lesser known, that have made their way from Linux to Windows after a large amount of adoption. Curious as to what they are? Let’s find out.
Another six weeks or so have passed and a new version of Firefox has yet again been released, thanks to the development schedule that Mozilla has now set into overdrive. As mentioned in my article about the Firefox 6 release, the developers over at Mozilla are hard at work making the browser more efficient, with a primary goal titled Project MemShrink.
Checking to see the structure and amount of contents on your hard drive is a pretty important capability. In fact, I just recently featured a program that does such a task for Windows. But the same program cannot be used on Linux. However, we’ve been gifted with a Linux-native program that offers a simplified set of features that is, in my opinion, easier to use.
Don’t you just love playing pranks on other people? I sure do, as long as I know that it won’t result in the other person(s) wanting to kill me. Keeping things funny helps build connections with friends (please, be sensible about what’s over the top), maintains a less-serious atmosphere, and simply makes everyone laugh. After all, we all know that laughter is the best medicine out there.
We all know that with the millions of users that are on Twitter, there are bound to be some pretty interesting accounts to follow. In fact, there are way too many that should be mentioned as worthy of your time, but sadly that number has to be cut down dramatically for the purposes of this post. Here’s 10 of them that you should consider following.
We have to admit that people pirate a lot of data. One highly pirated form of media is music. In fact, there’s a pretty high demand for music as it doesn’t take much before you’ve already spent $100 to fill your iPod by about 5%. So here comes an interesting thought – what kind of music do people want the most, or in other words, which are the most pirated?
If you have a lot of files on your hard drive, you will probably at one point have wondered what’s in those folders you created a very long time ago. You might have some problems answering that question yourself, especially if the folder is full of millions of sub-folders and files. For cases like these, you need the right tool for the job. Thankfully, such a tool exists, and it packs some amazing features that will even make it fun to look through all those folders.
If you operate your own website, analytic software can be crucial in order to track exactly how well your site is doing. Without this software, you can do whatever you want with your site, but you will never know if it is getting more visitors, aside from the amount of comments. When you look at the possible options you have for analytic software, the most popular choice is Google Analytics.