23 Awesome Themes for Ubuntu Linux

April 4th, 2009

I started using Ubuntu 4 months back, and since then I’ve been looking for ways to customize and tweak it to make Ubuntu more productive and look good. During my search, I came across many cool themes from various sources that I’d like to share with you all.

These themes are all available for free download from Gnome Art.

via PC-DNA.

12 Popular Audio Players for Linux

April 4th, 2009

Following the series like 14 most popular text editors for Linux or 10 file managers for Linux, next is an overview of the best audio players available in Linux. I will only review the GUI players, leaving tools like mp3blaster, mpg123 or ogg123 for some other time. To begin with…

via TuxArena.

10 Must-Have Linux Applications

April 1st, 2009

Like any worthwhile operating system, popular Linux distributions define themselves not just by the default desktop manager in use, but also by the software elected to be included out of the box. This said, not all of the most important applications are always included in the popular distributions like Ubuntu or Fedora.

So to assist in helping those making the switch, I’ll provide a roundup of the applications for the casual Linux desktop that I feel are must haves.

via Intranet Journal.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta vs. Fedora 11 Beta Performance

April 1st, 2009

Last week marked the release of the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta and this week there is the planned release of the Fedora 11 Beta. Both distributions are similar in the respect they will be upgrading several common packages like GNOME 2.26, but in Fedora 11 are more upstream (and experimental) bits like kernel mode-setting, the EXT4 file-system by default, and various other features. Being the Linux benchmarking fanatics that we are, we set out to run a few performance tests comparing the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta to the latest Rawhide packages that will make up today’s Fedora 11 Beta release.

via Phoronix.

Linux Puzzle Games

March 29th, 2009

There are Linux games for every taste: first person shooters, board and arcade games, strategy games. But if you prefer to train your intellectual skills instead of blasting monsters or conquering the world, there are a few high-quality puzzle games, too. In this article we will take a look at some of the best puzzle games for Linux.

via Worldlabel.coms.