Skype Publishes New Linux APIs w/ Video Support


Skype, now under the control of Microsoft, has announced a new developer preview of SkypeKit. It surprisingly brings good news for Linux users. SkypeKit allows desktop applications to integrate Skype functionality into partner applications while the Skype desktop API allows developers to extend the functionality of the Skype client.

What People Are Saying About GNOME [Part 1]


Last week the 2011 GNOME User Survey began, which is an independent survey that was devised by members of the GNOME community to collect feedback on their desktop platform. With the GNOME Foundation not interested in hosting the survey, these survey creators came to Phoronix to host the survey. Some of the initial GNOME comments … Continue reading

Ubuntu Software Center Offers Books, Magazines


Canonical will now be selling electronic books and magazines through the Ubuntu Software Center. The Ubuntu Software Center, which was originally known as the Ubuntu Software Store has been expanding a lot since its introduction back in Ubuntu 9.10. Beyond just replacing Synaptic as the default package management GUI in Ubuntu, the Software Center for … Continue reading

Sabayon Linux 7: A Review (With Screenshots)


Sabayon is an incredibly fast Linux distribution, probably due to its Gentoo roots. Even though I ran this in Live mode it was snappy and highly responsive.

How to Start Using SSH in Fedora


In this article I will tell you how to set up SSH on Fedora 15/16. Secure Shell (SSH) is a TCP/IP service. It provides a secure mechanism for remotely logging in to one system either over the local network or over the internet from another system. SSH is useful for managing a system remotely or … Continue reading

10 Things I Have Learned as a Linux Blogger


These are ten things I have learned as a Linux blogger. I hope they help strengthen and encourage someone out there.

KDE Applauds Qt’s Move to Open Governance


Today Nokia announced the start of the open governance model for Qt, known as the Qt Project. The Qt Project allows both companies and individuals to contribute to the development of Qt. KDE supports this move and is excited about the possibilities it brings. We have been waiting for opportunities to take a more active … Continue reading

Top 10 Benefits of Drupal


Drupal is an open-source rich with several resources that make it incrediblybest alternative amongst all available open source CMS (content management systems) applications. It makes the mission of web application development so unproblematic and picturesque that you can build Drupal based lovely website on your own. You even don’t need to be professionally solid for … Continue reading

Linux News: Titanium Backup Pro Makes Moving Apps a Snap


Anyone who’s gone through the painful task of buying a new smartphone knows that the process of re-installing apps and getting the phone configured just-so is a major job, often taking hours.

Updated Scripts


My scripts have now been updated so they will not run unless you are running them as a super user or root. There have been some other adjustments made to make the scripts easier to run.