Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security settings, etc.

Currently Ubuntu Tweak is available only for the Ubuntu GNOME desktop, i.e., it will not work on Kubuntu or Xubuntu.

This short guide shows how to install and use Ubuntu Tweak.


Get it here: http://ubuntu-tweak.com

Monday, January 28, 2008

Etelos CRM for your personal iGoogle homepage..

Etelos CRM™ for iGoogle and Google Apps is a feature-rich Customer Relationship Management application that gives any business the ability to automate and manage customer follow up. The features available in Etelos CRM for iGoogle and Google Apps are powerful, yet simple to use. The product is available in four editions: Personal, Professional, Enterprise, and Developer.

You can check it out here: http://www2.etelos.com

Friday, January 25, 2008

Linux Work Progressing on Army's Future Combat Systems.

The Future Combat System is envisioned as a networked 'system of systems" that will include robotic reconnaissance vehicles and sensors; tactical mobile robots; mobile command, control and communications platforms; networked fires from futuristic ground and air platforms; and advanced three-dimensional targeting systems operating on land and in the air.

Boeing and the Army said they chose not to use Microsoft's proprietary software because they didn't want to be beholden to the company or to endure too many system crashes.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Installing Oracle XE under Ubuntu – it’s easier than Windows..

First you have to add a repository to your sources.list

"sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list"

add: "deb http://oss.oracle.com/debian unstable main non-free"

Now update you repository: "sudo apt-get update"

Now execute the command to install Oracle XE: "sudo apt-get install oracle-xe"

Oracle XE will be downloaded now, you have to press Y (yes) twice to get the following message:

You’re now asked for the port numbers of Oracle Application Express (apex) and the database listener. port 8080 (web) than port 1024 (listner) default setings.

The final steps are entering a password for SYS and SYSTEM and tell the system you want to load Oracle on boot time.

Now go to http://localhost:8080/apex (or you’re ready to go.

if you need to change the default port numbers for any reason it can be done in sql-plus
(located at /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin)


SQL> begin

2 dbms_xdb.sethttpport(’8081′);

3 end;

4 /

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.


Sunday, January 06, 2008

Scribus: Professional page layout for Linux

Whenever people discuss software that they would like to see ported to Linux, they mention desktop publishing (DTP) applications like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. But Linux already supports an application aimed at DTP users. Scribus is an open-source page layout program that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Is it a viable alternative to proprietary products for professional production work?

Read More Here: http://www.linux.com/feature/123592