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The design is nicknamed the 'sandwich'. Pretty apt given it looks yummy! #ubuntu
Is This The Coolest Ubuntu PC Ever Built?
German hardware company Cirrus7 are gearing up to release a new Ubuntu-powered PC. The aluminium-cased Cirrus7 Nimbus is tiny, measuring just 22cm x 22cm with a height a smidge over 5cm.
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My List of Useful Applications
Posted by linuxtechie on January 5, 2008
Iâ€™ve decided to make a list of applications that Iâ€™ve found to be helpful/handy. Some of them may be little know, some may be well known. So without further ado:
This one isnâ€™t in the Ubuntu repos, but thereâ€™s a repository on the home page. This has got to be the best Bluetooth manager for GTK. Coupled with many of the other Bluetooth utilities such as gnome-vfs-obexftp, this is a very powerful application. You can inquiry for devices, keep a list of favorites, send files, and even browse your device right through Nautilus.
Iâ€™ve found this to come in handy a lot. Itâ€™s a little color chooser that lets you pick any color on your screen along with a ton of preset colors you can choose from.
sudo apt-get install gcolor2
More than once Iâ€™ve found myself disappointed by Sound Juicer. It doesnâ€™t have a whole lot of options and, for me at least, the resulting audio files came out very poor with lots of pops and click due to scratches. Then I found Grip. Grip is a very light weight yet highly configurable CD ripper. It can rip in many formats and, the best feature in my opinion, it has Paranoia. No itâ€™s not a suspicious application . It will detect and auto-correct any pops or clicks during the encoding process that result from the unavoidable CD scratches. After ripping a few CDs with Grip I was very pleased with the outcome. Not a single pop or click.
sudo apt-get install grip
Brasero is the official Gnome CD burning application. Previously Iâ€™ve used Gnomebaker but now Iâ€™ve switched to Brasero. Brasero is the up and coming CD burning application. Sadly the Gnomebaker project appears to be dying. Itâ€™s capable of multi-session data CDs, auio CDs, copying CDs, burning CD images, and erasing CD-RWs. Iâ€™ve seemed to have better luck with Brasero than with Gnomebaker or the Nautilus CD burner.
sudo apt-get install brasero
Ever needed to quickly convert an audio file? This is a great application for just that. It can convert the most common audio file types. The application is pretty much straight forward. Iâ€™ve found it to come in handy a lot of times.
sudo apt-get install soundconverter
Gnome Schedule is a little graphical front end to Cron. Itâ€™s very useful if you need to run something at a certain time. You can schedule events recurrently or one time only.
sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule
Nautilus Image Converter
This is another very useful little app. Nautilus Image Converter is a little extension for Nautilus that lets you resize and rotate images. A lot of times Iâ€™ve needed to resize an image and found opening the Gimp a bit overkill for that. Now I can just right click on an image and resize or rotate it in seconds.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter
This is a great little app. It just like Top only it shows a lot more information. You can sort processes by different categories, kill processes and much more.
sudo apt-get install htop
Conky is a very light weight, highly configurable system monitor. Iâ€™ve found Conky to be extremely handy. I love having all my system stats right on my screen at all times. Itâ€™s very easy to catch any run away process. Thereâ€™s a huge thread in the Ubuntu forums full of peopleâ€™s conkyrc files. I feel lost without Conky
sudo apt-get install conky
Gmountiso is very useful for mounting .iso images. Ubuntu can do this natively through the terminal, however if you donâ€™t know the commands this is a very helpful application.
sudo apt-get install gmountiso