Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 30th Edition

LifeHacker Top 10: Home networking tricks
“By now you’ve probably got several connected computers at home, sharing an internet connection, maybe a printer and files between them. But are you getting the most out of your home network?”

Four Ways to Surf Safely at Starbucks
PC Magazine offers four tips on keeping your PC safe while it’s connected to a wireless hotspot.

17 Must-Have Free Apps for New Ubuntu Users
The Free Geekery blog lists 17 must-have free applications for Ubuntu.

Six Must-Know HDTV Facts
Thought this would interest quite a few of you, especially after all the interest you guys took in our Samsung LCD TV review.

WordPress Theme Generator
Need to customize the look of your WordPress blog but don’t have the skills to do so? Then the WordPress Theme Generator is there to help you!

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2 Responses to Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 30th Edition

  1. The Ubuntu one is interesting. They list Gnomebaker, but usually the cd/dvd burning software of choice is K3B. It's considered the best of them (though I do use Gnomebaker simply because it looks nicer being GTK like the rest of my desktop).

    GnuCash is usually recommended over KMyMoney as well, I believe. I tried using GnuCash once, but I've never used a personal money thing (or balanced my checkbook for that matter), so I was a bit lost on what all the stuff is and consider it unnecessary (though I guess for people with more complicated finances than "I put this much in, took that much out, and now I have this much" it'd be useful).

    The "deskbar" applet is a second frontend for Beagle, and that's included by default (just right click the panel and "add to panel").

    Additionally, the version of the GIMP that's in Feisty is 2.2.13. 2.2.14 would require getting it from gimp.org and building it.

    Finally, comparing Scribes and Tomboy makes no sense whatsoever. Tomboy is for taking notes and linking them wiki-style, such as for note-taking in class. Scribes is a full text editor. What it should be compared to, and what it really would replace, is Gedit.

  2. The Ubuntu one is interesting. They list Gnomebaker, but usually the cd/dvd burning software of choice is K3B. It’s considered the best of them (though I do use Gnomebaker simply because it looks nicer being GTK like the rest of my desktop).

    GnuCash is usually recommended over KMyMoney as well, I believe. I tried using GnuCash once, but I’ve never used a personal money thing (or balanced my checkbook for that matter), so I was a bit lost on what all the stuff is and consider it unnecessary (though I guess for people with more complicated finances than “I put this much in, took that much out, and now I have this much” it’d be useful).

    The “deskbar” applet is a second frontend for Beagle, and that’s included by default (just right click the panel and “add to panel”).

    Additionally, the version of the GIMP that’s in Feisty is 2.2.13. 2.2.14 would require getting it from gimp.org and building it.

    Finally, comparing Scribes and Tomboy makes no sense whatsoever. Tomboy is for taking notes and linking them wiki-style, such as for note-taking in class. Scribes is a full text editor. What it should be compared to, and what it really would replace, is Gedit.

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