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Ubuntu 8.10 hits beta; the look lets the fans down again October 2, 2008

Posted by askgel in Desktop, Linux, Software, Wallpapers.
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Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid Ibex beta hit the market today but its appearance ONCE AGAIN came as a great disappointment. Since this is a beta version, we can’t expect any change in the features now. All the works, which will be done until the final version hits the market on 30th October, will be only to fix the bugs. So, just keep your finger corssed until Jaunty Jackalope is released. If you are disappointed with the current appearance of your favorite Linux distro, here are some ways to give it a new fancy life again.

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10 Wallpapers for Ubuntu Lovers October 2, 2008

Posted by askgel in Design, Software, Wallpapers.
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Give your desktop a Ubuntuish look! Here is the collection of 10 high quality wallpapers for die-hard Ubuntu fans.

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A day with Digg Effect – when the hosting sucks! September 30, 2008

Posted by askgel in Software, System.
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Much to my surprise, when I opened Digg’s front page yesterday morning, my post on Gmail+Weather+Beauty+Conky, I wish I was Mac but now I am happy that I am Ubuntu, was on the front page. It had only made 84 Diggs but was sitting right on the first position. A dream came true for a blogger!

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Manage Fonts In Ubuntu With Fontmatrix April 16, 2008

Posted by askgel in Design, Linux, Software.
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Designers know the pain of managing fonts in any OS. Without a font manager, previewing each fonts and than copying them to the fonts folder is very cumbersome. There are no. of font manager available for Windows such as AMP Font Viewer, Fontonizer. Managing fonts in Linux OS is lot more pain. Most of the users don’t know where to copy the fonts. The equivalent of C:\Windows\Fonts in Linux is /user/share/fonts. Now with Fontmatrix the pain of managing fonts are gone.
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