Category Archives: Software
A personal review of Simple Screen Recorder for Linux. Simple Screen Recorder allows recording and screencasting of your desktop under Linux, in a very, easy to use GUI frontend.
Thanks to the fine folks at phoronix, I caught wind of the VIdeoLAN project making an update to their Blu-ray library, enabling new features such as BD-J Java and more. Just around this time as well, is another project making a splash, libbdplus. This library bounced in and out of obscurity, but finally has seen the light of day. Could this mean live play back for moves you acutually own (see infographic below)?
A long while back in June, I finally settled on a tagging software that could adequately handle my music organizational needs. Back in the XP hey-days, I found a neat little program called Mp3Tag, which let me accurately and quickly tag music. Batch tagging, auto numbering, file to tag, tag to file, you name it! When I fully cut over to Linux, this was one component I had sorely missed. After several months of using Puddletag, I can safely say its the best music tagging software for Linux at the moment. Just how good? Read on … Read the rest of this entry
The other day I showcased Zim Desktop Wiki, and briefly mentioned BasKetNotes (from the Qt world) as possible alternatives to Microsoft’s OneNote application. I was still at a crossroads, due to the obvious fact that BasKet Notes was more full-featured, but has not been updated since 2010, and was not likely to be picked up again anytime soon. Luckily a fine user on Reddit from the Linux Action Show userbase suggested Cherrytree Notes, which goes above Zim Notes, and appears to be designed with the much more appealing Qt graphical framework over GTK. Read the rest of this entry
Long have I been searching for a solution to OneNote at my work place to take structured notes that are easy to search, filter, and jump around. The reason I use that at work is simple, 50 page word documents are a nightmare, and only manageable with bookmark/hyperlinks and/or style sheets which allow you to use the navigation pane (which no one at work even knows exist). Sure, you can go to the cloud and lean on simple note applications, but I wanted the whole enchilada.
I present to you: Zim Desktop Wiki Read the rest of this entry
The day has come! (well almost, but in my case this worked well). Let’s take a step back in time. The year is 2004, and I ran into several frustrations, including several proprietary plugins, programs, and utilities. Today, many of that is either native in Linux, reverse engineered (chinese wall methods), or ran via layers such as mono and wine. Netflix-Desktop works fairly well in several distributions, but I often grapple with it on its window placement over my other monitors. Thanks to the Linux Action Show, I caught wind of Pipelight, and it is GRAND. Read on for more! Read the rest of this entry
KDE connect is one very interesting piece of integration software. Most people are aware of Ubuntu’s Edge Indiegogo project, and the creeping feeling that it will not meet its goal. While this is yet to be seen, one thing is for sure: you don’t need to pledge ~600 USD to get a cool experience. Enter KDE Connect for Android, a hugly promising and innovative application for Android, as well as KDE on GNU/Linux. Read the rest of this entry
Well Mac OS X, we meet again…You sinister Unix-like system, wrapped in showgirl makeup. To be honest, we could have had more compatibility between Mac OS X and Linux, had it not been for the major changes made on top of Darwin’s Unix layer and the XNU kernel, including vast changes to the DE and handling of file types. Enter “Darling,” a project aimed at emulating Mac OS X software, much in the same vein of the popular Wine software for Windows binaries. What does this entail? Read on to find out. (image credit: http://darling.dolezel.info) Read the rest of this entry
I think the title pretty much says it all. Installing software on Fedora is not “difficult,” even for a new user, but sometimes we just want it to get even easier. Because I am lazy like that sometimes ! While I spend most of my time configuring via the Terminal window, I had to give this a good shot, as there are always cool project going on, and what better on to try that makes being a bum easy? 🙂 Read the rest of this entry