GIMP to be removed from Ubuntu?

This could be an outstanding news by its significance. The next version of Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx or Ubuntu 10.04) won’t include GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) by default due to its user interface that is too complex… What a #@^*? Actually complex UI is not the only decision why GIMP should be vanished from Ubuntu so here is the full list: the general user doesn’t use it its user-interface is […]

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Poker and Linux [guest post]

Most online poker players take it as a given that they are going to need Windows to play online poker on their favorite site. Windows is the most popular operating system anyway, so this isn’t even something most poker players worry about. However, what if you are a Linux user? Shouldn’t there be a way for you to play your favorite game with your favorite operating system? Does Windows somehow […]

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Top 3 Linux HTML editors

This post is dedicated to quality html editors for Linux and Ubuntu operating system in particular. You may think that nowadays nobody uses offline editors as there are so many content management systems (CMS) like Drupal (my favourite one), WordPress, Joomla etc. which contain embedded visual html editors. But today I made sure myself that sometimes it’s real pain to draw a 10×20 table using WordPress’s editor… Text editors like […]

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Google Chrome Operating System

Here is astonishing news I came across today at Google Official Blog: We’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome […]

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Postgresql: show tables, show databases, show columns, describe table

PostgreSQL is one of the best database engines for an average web project and many who moves to psql from mysql (for example) often ask the following questions: what  is the analog of “show tables” in postgres? or how can I get the list of databases in postgres like “show databases” in mysql? The answers are short: mysql: SHOW TABLES postgresql: \d postgresql: SELECT table_name FROM information_schema.tables WHERE table_schema = […]

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