Got My Laptop Up and Running Again

It seems I have found my way to Ubuntu Linux once again in my hunt for a distribution that works properly with my newly repaired HP Pavillion DV7-2180US laptop. This time I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 and I must say it impressed me enough to install it on my MSI U100 netbook as well. Whether it will stay there or not we shall see.... I'm still feeling the pull of Sabayon. Ubuntu seems to run slower on it than Sabayon does.


Linux Mint: Standing Out In a Crowd (Review & Screenshots)

Linux Mint 12 (right now a release candidate) definitely stands out in the crowd of Gnome 3.x Shell Linux distributions. It seems the Linux Mint team cares deeply about giving the community what it wants but doesn't have. Linux Mint 12 is a Gnome 3.x Shell distribution that stands out on its own because rather than accept the default Gnome 3.x Shell interface like most Gnome 3.x Shell Linux distributions have done Linux Mint 12 tries its best to emulate the Gnome 2.x interface through the use of Gnome Shell extensions.


My Top Android Apps

  1. Advanced Task Killer - This handy Android app can kill background tasks on the fly or on a predefined schedule. A must have if you are using a lower end processor.

  2. Alarm Clock Plus - It isn't just an alarm app capable of running more alarms than you'll probably ever need. It also tells you the time and the weather temperature. Also includes a nice alternate digital clock.

  3. Astro File Manager - It's a basic, handy little file manager app. Great for your Android tool kit.


How to Install an HP Officejet 4500 G510 on Sabayon Linux

Today I bought myself an early birthday present. The ever so beautiful and useful HP Officejet 4500 G510. But I was baffled by how to install it in Sabayon Linux. CUPS didn't work, Samba didn't work. None of the protocols I tried worked.


How to Color Code Your Terminal in Gnome Shell 3.x

Ever wished you had a color coded terminal like this?

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Rhythmbox Might Replace Banshee In Ubuntu

As for the second session, most people who have attended the default applications session today at UDS-P have agreed to replace Banshee with Rhythmbox by default. However, decision is not final as there are a few things that need to be checked first (like Unity Music Lens integration, etc.).

via Rhythmbox Might Replace Banshee In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, More News ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog.


Fedora Wants To Simplify the Linux Filesystem

Harald Hoyer and Kay Sievers, two Red Hat developers, made an announced their attempt to simplify the Linux filesystem, to clean up the "mess" created when the /bin and /sbin directories were separated.


AV Linux - A Quick Review (With Screenshots)

AV Linux is perhaps the most complete multimedia distribution on the market. It comes with everything you could possibly need to edit multimedia, and even includes programming utilities, graphic utilities, and office software.


10 Reasons Why I Love Sabayon Linux

I've been with Sabayon Linux for over a week now and it has already made it to my top Linux distribution list. Its speed and convenience is unparalleled by most of the mainstream Linux distributions. And besides Gentoo I have never seen a Linux distribution with such a large and complete collection of software in its repositories. But enough of my ranting and raving; let's get on to the reasons why I love this Linux distribution more than the rest: