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OpenSUSE

Youtube-dl - Download videos from Youtube in openSUSE

Post date: August 13, 2008, 21:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4180 Comments
Tutorial quote: youtube-dl is a small free opensource command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com. youtube-dl is a platform independent tool that works on UNIX, Linux, Mac OSX and Windows. The latest version of Youtube-dl is 2008.08.09 and requires the Python interpreter, version 2.4 or later.
OpenSUSE

LXDE - Light Weight Desktop Environment for openSUSE Linux

Post date: August 11, 2008, 19:08 Category: Desktop Views: 5296 Comments
Tutorial quote: Install configure and use LXDE desktop environment in openSUSE. LXDE is a new project aimed to provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It’s not designed to be powerful and bloated, but to be usable and slim enough, and keep the resource usage low. Different from other desktop environments, LXDE doesn’t tightly integrate every component. Instead, LXDE makes all components independent, and each of them can be used independently with few dependencies.
OpenSUSE

Cairo-Dock - Desktop dock for openSUSE Linux

Post date: August 6, 2008, 22:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4220 Comments
Tutorial quote: Cairo-Dock is a simple but effective feature rich dock for your openSUSE Linux. Ever since, Fabounet proposed a version improved, with a very ergonomic configuration newer versions are followed at an intensive pace and with their new functionalities like the sub-docks, the effects on the launchers … Many people were grafted with the project, each one bringing its competences, of graphics, to the applet or plugins and development.
OpenSUSE

Banshee 1.2 - Audio Video Podcast last.fm player for openSUSE

Post date: August 5, 2008, 17:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4258 Comments
Tutorial quote: Banshee is a simple but powerful multimedia player with Audio/Video playback support, subscribe and playback podcasts and last.fm radio from Banshee. With Banshee1.2 Import, organize, play, share your music and videos using Banshee’s simple but powerful interface. Rip CDs, play and sync your iPod, create playlists, and burn audio and MP3 CDs
OpenSUSE

Screenlets - Desktop applications, widgets and screen addons for openSUSE

Post date: August 5, 2008, 17:08 Category: Desktop Views: 5346 Comments
Tutorial quote: Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as “the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk”. Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, youtube, gmail and more. Screenlets are free opensource software released under GPL License. Screenlets use GTK2 & Cairo for drawing and windowing.
Ubuntu

How To Install The Zimbra Desktop Email Client On Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

Post date: August 5, 2008, 10:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3519 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can install the Zimbra Desktop email client on an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. Zimbra Desktop is a full-fledged replacement for email clients such as Outlook or Evolution, offering email, contacts, calendar, documents, tasks, etc. You can use it in conjunction with the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) or any other email account that supports POP3 or IMAP.
SuSe

gDesklets - Desklets for your Desktop in openSUSE

Post date: August 3, 2008, 13:08 Category: Desktop Views: 6625 Comments
Tutorial quote: gDesklets is another great tool like Google Gadgets for bringing mini programs called desklets such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The possibilities are really endless and they are always there to serve you whenever you need them, just one key-press away. The system is not restricted to one desktop environment, but currently works on most of the modern Unix desktops (including GNOME, KDE, Xfce).
SuSe

Avant Window Navigator (AWN) Mac OS like Dock in openSUSE

Post date: August 3, 2008, 13:08 Category: Desktop Views: 7329 Comments
Tutorial quote: Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen on your Linux Distriution. It has support for launchers, task lists, and third party applets. The dock at the bottom of the screen gives a nice apple Mac like look for your openSUSE. There are a lot of Themes Plugins and Applets that can be added onto the dock.
SuSe

Enable/Configure & use Desktop Cube for Compiz-Fusion in openSUSE

Post date: July 31, 2008, 12:07 Category: Desktop Views: 6635 Comments
Tutorial quote: Compiz Fusion / Desktop Effects enables a bunch of plugins by default and one of them is the Desktop Cube. The Destop Cube shows the multiple workspace on your desktop as a Desktop Cube. Imagine your Desktop as your cube and each side of the cube is a workspace in your multiple worlspace desktop and thats exactly is a desktop cube. This cube can also be unfolded and shown as a strip of slides where each slide is a desktop workspace.
OpenSUSE

Google Desktop Gadgets in openSUSE

Post date: July 29, 2008, 23:07 Category: Desktop Views: 3855 Comments
Tutorial quote: Google Gadgets for Linux is a free opensource (licensed under Apache License) platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users.

Find how to install configure and use Google Gadgets in openSUSE
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