Friday, July 15, 2005

Scribus tutorials

KDE.NEWS mentions in this post that Linux magazine has archived a three-part series on using Scribus, a desktop publishing program. The articles are available in PDF format only.

Direct links:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Scribus recently released version and a preview release of the upcoming 1.3.0.

Update: Posted the incorrect link to Linux magazine (or rather, the wrong one). Fixed now.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Ubuntu 5.04 Review

Informative look at the Debian-based Linux distro Ubuntu.

Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop. For those that prefer the KDE desktop, there is Kubuntu.

One of reasons I like SUSE is that it a tray applet lets you know when security updates or bug fixes are available. According to the author,
Ubuntu has a nice applet that shows up in the GNOME Panel when new updates are ready to be installed.
Mandrake has this feature, too, but only for purchased versions of Mandrake and so does Fedora.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Open Source group offers Linux development servers on CD to schools

Any spare networked computer can be used as a development box with just the insert of a CD and reboot. No installation is necessary, so no hassles with over-worked school IT staff. Man, I wish they had this kind of thing when I was in school!