Liferea one of the best Ubuntu RSS readers

Liferea one of the best Ubuntu RSS readers

Aug 29, 2013

Of course, not everyone wants to read RSS feeds with the browser. The main problem with reading RSS feeds with Firefox is that you get to see only the headline, rather than any actual text. This is where a dedicated RSS reader comes in handy, and Liferea is one of the best. It is not installed by default, but Liferea is available from the repositories under the...

Using Synaptic for Software Management in Ubuntu 12.04

Using Synaptic for Software Management in Ubuntu 12.04

Sep 5, 2012

The Add/Remove Applications dialog works just fine for adding applications, but if you need to install something very specific—such as a library—or if you want to reconfigure your installation system, you need to use Synaptic. You can install Synaptic using the Ubuntu Software Center described earlier; it is not installed by default. At first glance, Synaptic...

Installing Games in Ubuntu Warsow

Installing Games in Ubuntu Warsow

Sep 4, 2012

Warsow is a free and fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS)game that is available on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Members of the Ubuntu community have packaged the game and make it available directly and easily for Ubuntu users from the software repositories. The game involves quick movements, grabbing powerups and weapons before your enemies do, and trying to...

A Brief History of LibreOffice

A Brief History of LibreOffice

Sep 4, 2012

The OpenOffice.org office suite is based on a commercial suite called StarOffice. Originally developed by a German company, StarOffice was purchased by Sun Microsystems in the United States. One of the biggest complaints about the old StarOffice was that all the component applications were integrated under a StarOffice “desktop” that looked very much like a...

Choosing an Email Client: Evolution

Choosing an Email Client: Evolution

Sep 3, 2012

Up until Ubuntu 11.10, Evolution was the standard email client in Ubuntu, although to call it simply an email client is to sincerely underrate its usefulness as an application. Not only does it handle email, but it can also look after contacts and calendars and help you manage your tasks. With Evolution, you can handle all your email and contacts, as well as...

Make your Ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26x faster with APT-Fast

Make your Ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26x faster with APT-Fast

Aug 21, 2012

Make your Ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26x faster without Increasing your Internet speed. The developer Matt Parnell created the apt-fast script which increases the speed of the apt-get command by many times by using multiple sources for one file basically it downloads packages in parallel, with multiple connections per package.. In previous tests...