Mount your Flickr account as regular Linux drive

Flickr is an extremely popular image/video hosting website, web services suite and an online community platform. It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository. It hosts more than two billion images. Now it is possible to mount your Flickr account on Linux PC as […]

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Install Ubuntu as Windows XP/Vista Application (with Wubi)

Today it is possible to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) under Windows XP or Vista without necessity to create separate partition for it. The tool that allows to do it is called Wubi. Actually it is Ubuntu installer for Windows helping you ro install and uninstall Ubuntu with few clicks. Here is nice brief article on how to set it up under Vista: Wubi adds an entry to the […]

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ptunnel: send/receive TCP traffic via ICMP reliably

Yes, it can be useful sometimes. For example, you have access to Wi-Fi network but you’re not allowed to access Internet via TCP/UDP as these protocols are blocked. At the same time ICMP is opened and you can ping everything alive in Internet. So, to check your email just have ptunnel installed and work around the restrictions set by the Wi-Fi network sysadmin easily. Ptunnel is an application that allows […]

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Dell offers new Ubuntu preinstalled laptop XPS M1330

Dell position XPS M1330 as one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks in its class, as really portable notebook (weight is under 4 pounds or 1.8 kg). On January 23, 2008 it was announced that Spain, Germany, France, UK consumers can purchase this notebook with Ubuntu 7.10 Linux pre-installed. As usually announcement was made at Direct2Dell blog: Since we’ve began offering Ubuntu on some consumer systems, two clear areas of […]

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KDE 4 Era begins

Today it was announced that KDE 4.0 is finally released and as it was proudly noted in press release, with this major version the KDE Community marks the beginning of the KDE 4 era. K Desktop Environment was created in 1996 by Matthias Ettrich, who was troubled by UNIX certain aspects and proposed the formation of not only a set of applications, but rather a whole desktop environment, in which […]

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