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12 Set/10

Get organized with Getting Things GNOME

Get organized with Getting Things GNOME

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Getting organized is, for some, a constant struggle. The PC is supposed to help us…does it? For some it does. For some it does not. For those that have trouble getting organized on the PC, a special tool is some times necessary. Getting Things GNOME is a GNOME tool that takes the task list to the next level. GTG allows for tag-able task, add sub tasks, includes a plugin systems (with plenty of included plugins),  and...

28 Ago/10

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You’ve probably seen the advertisements for Windows 7 and the tiling windows feature. Believe it or not the very first tiling window manager was Siemens’s RTL (created in 1988). After that came a UNIX version called tAP (The Andrew Project) for the X Windowing System. Fast-forward to now and Microsoft claims to have innovated a new feature. Soon after that KDE refines the same feature and ads it into 4.4. Of course...

22 Ago/10

Better Explorer, Brings Tabs To Windows Explorer

Better Explorer, Brings Tabs To Windows Explorer

It came as a surprise to many that Microsoft did not improve Windows Explorer as much as other elements in the Windows 7 operating system. Windows Explorer basically had the same look and feel like in Windows Vista, with some marginal changes. With tabbed browsing becoming such a huge thing one would have thought that Microsoft would add tabs to the Windows default file browser as well. Better Explorer is not the first program that brings tabs to Windows Explorer. We reviewed Technorati...




21 Ago/10

Working with KDE desktop effects

Working with KDE desktop effects

So you’ve followed the latest series on KDE 4.5 (see Ghacks KDE 4.5 content) and you are now using the spectacular latest release from the KDE team. You want to use Compiz, but quickly realize that it is not necessary as KDE has it’s own built-in compositing effects. What you will find is that the built-in KDE compositing is not like Compiz  – but it is comparable and much easier to use. And the fact that it is built-in, ensures you will have less issues with integration. In...

9 Ago/10

Open Validator, Website Validation Software

Open Validator, Website Validation Software

A part of a webmaster’s routine is the validation of markup languages on managed websites, to make sure that the websites are displayed correctly and uniformly in web browsers. An online tool that many webmasters use is W3C Validator, which can verify the markup of a single web page, and display errors that it encounters. Webmasters with larger projects may want to use a software that can perform these validations on all pages of a website. Open Validator, the web conformance tool,...

8 Ago/10

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

As a writer one of the most important things for me is to keep organized. This may seem like a fairly simple task, but when you are doing everything from researching a topic to piecing together a much larger work, having fast access to all of the particular documents you are working on can make the difference between efficient work and a catastrophe. There are many ways to keep yourself organized. I’ve seen writers keep spreadsheets, use tools like Basket or OneNote, scratch...

28 Lug/10

Firefox 4 Beta 2 Released, App Tabs Included

Firefox 4 Beta 2 Released, App Tabs Included

Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Beta 2 yesterday, a new beta version of the upcoming Firefox 4 web browser. The new version can be downloaded from the release notes or official beta download page. It is as usual available for all supported operating systems (Linux, Mac, Windows) and languages. The “big” new feature in Firefox 4 Beta 2 is App Tabs, which resembles Google Chrome’s Pin Tab feature. Every tab in Firefox has a new option on right-click to convert it into an...

25 Lug/10

gHacks editor to appear on BBC2′s “Newsnight”, Mon 26th July

gHacks editor to appear on BBC2′s “Newsnight”, Mon 26th July

gHacks editor Mike Halsey will be appearing on BBC2′s premier political programme Newsnight on BBC2 tomorrow night, Monday 26th July 2010.  The programme will be shown in the UK. This is a special programme from Sheffield, Mike’s adopted home city, and he has been selected to form part of a select panel because of his experience as a teacher of English, Maths and ICT. It will be hosted by Kirsty Wark and see the panel putting questions to top politicians from the Conservative...

25 Lug/10

Collaborate with Abiword

Collaborate with Abiword

Collaboration is a key component to working in a business or on a team. There are so many ways to collaborate on a project: Google Docs, Online Whiteboards, Chatting, CMS tools, and many more. One tool, though, has a bit of a different approach. This tool is built into the open source document writer Abiword. We’ve covered Abiword a bit here on Ghacks (for a sample of this content check out my article “Abiword: A lean word processing machine”), but we have yet to touch...

22 Lug/10

TreeSize Free, Hard Drive Storage Allocation Analyzer

TreeSize Free, Hard Drive Storage Allocation Analyzer

I have to take special attention to the storage space allocation of the main hard drive in my new computer. The Solid State Drive has a size of 80 Gigabytes, which fills up quickly, especially without proper disk management. Installing a single game or large application on the drive could be enough to fill it to the brim, which would result in performance drops all over the board, as hard drives react with performance drops if they are (almost) filled completely with data. TreeSize Free...