Category Archives: FOSS

Install Mozilla Sunbird 0.3 on Ubuntu (6.06 / 6.10)

Update : Improved (current) tutorial available here. I’ve been looking for a decent Calendar application lately so I thought I would try Mozilla’s new Sunbird release (v0.3, released October 11, 2006). Perhaps due to its very early release, or perhaps related to the Mozilla vs Debian fiasco it is not yet included in Ubuntu repositories.… Read More »

Gaim 2.0 beta3.1 & Off-The-Record 3.0.0 : Ubuntu 6.06.1 (Dapper Drake)

This tutorial will outline how to install Gaim 2.0beta3.1 plus Off-The-Record 3.0.0 on Ubuntu Dapper v6.06. I had been one of the early adopters of Gaim 2.0beta3 but had trouble finding support for the encryption plugins that I was used to. I initially reverted to Gaim 1.5.x and used the gaim-encryption plugin (which was yet… Read More »

Site redesign

I’ve decided it was time to update my site. My old theme was too vertically thin considering the content that I had so I updated it this morning to a wider auto-sizable theme. I thought I’d share a great place to get some wordpress themes. There is a huge list of themes available, searchable by… Read More »

Ubuntu Edgy Eft – Knot 1: First Impression

My first impression of Ubuntu Edgy Eft (after roughly 10 minutes of use) is a positive one. The aren’t too many GUI changes that I’ve seen outside of a noticeable font difference. Some things that I have noticed: 2.6.17-5 kernel Gnome 2.15.4 It seems noticeably faster as well. I’m going to get back to testing.… Read More »

I'm a Flockstar!

I recently posted about using the new Flock browser and recieved some great supporting comments from readers. It seems everyone that uses it really likes it. It is feature rich, clean, stylish and fast. So far there is nothing that I don’t like about Flock. I do have a question though. It seems that all… Read More »

Winamp: A Response

Well I got a lot of feedback concerning my post about Winamp and it’s being pwned by AOL. I wanted to share some of the suggestions I recieved for those of you not following the comments section (read: everyone). The player I ended up trying and seemed happy with was Zinf (Zinf Is Not FreeA*p).… Read More »

RSS and Evolution

I’ve recently started using Evolution again to handle my email. I remember using an older version ‘way back when’ when I used RH9. I remember at that point I could load RSS feeds, but now I can’t find that option/feature anywhere. I was told it was an optional plugin at this point? If anyone can… Read More »

YaST: You absolutely Sucky Thing

So I installed SUSE 10.1 on my machine to get some experience with some other distributions. If any of you SUSE people want to drop by with some comments (read: instructions on how to use it) I’d appreciate. So far my opinion on suse (mainly with YaST): This sucks. I setup three ‘installation sources’ per… Read More »