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Whilst an increasing number of recent converts are avoiding it (and I don’t blame them really), the shell is still a key tool for the majority of GNU/Linux users. Shell scripts are knocked-up, shared and deployed in all sorts of circumstances — some simply time-saving, others life-saving. But even if the shell script has been written by somebody else, running it can be a cumbersome and frightening exercise for users of lesser experience or confidence. How do we bring the flexibility of the shell script to the GUI-only user? Recently faced with just such a quandary, I discovered Zenity: a tool which just might have saved my sanity.
Read the first installment of this Zenity tutorial at Freesoftware Magazine.
- Autostarting Programs in KDE 4 (Linux)
- Blocking a DNS DDOS using the fail2ban package
- KDE 4.2.0 on my netbook
- rtpg-www: Please Your dearest with rtorrent’s power
- GNOME Mobile: bringing the desktop and the internet together
- Intel GMA 500 (Poulsbo) graphics on Linux: why you're screwed
- Linux and the Open Source Model: Does It Work?
- Linux: The Center of Your Literate Lifestyle
- Gnome 3.0/Interfaces in general
- Gnome 3.0/Interfaces in general part 2
- Upgrading to KDE 4.2 in your favorite Linux distro
- CrunchBang Linux, Netbooks at High Speed
linuxdevices.com: PureWave Networks is using Linux, a Freescale processor, and an off-the-shelf middleware package from Enea to create its next generation of WiMAX base stations. Due later this year, the base stations will aim to bridge the gap between macro and pico WiMAX stations, says the company.
toniox.org: I recently went through a long discussion with my boss about linux mail clients usage in corporate environment.
earthweb.com: My new ASUS X83-VM laptop has a very capable, whisper-quiet 320 GB SATA drive. For some jobs, like storing my photos, that disk simply isn't big enough. It was time to look at external USB media options. Good thing the new machine has five USB 2.0 ports. Thus begins the adventure into Kubuntu on ASUS external media.
computerworld.com: Open-source vendor Novell Inc. on Saturday confirmed reports that it had a layoff on Friday, though it said the layoffs were small and amounted to less than 3% of its workforce.
pthree.org: Of course, everyone who reads the article are going to have differing opinions, and I don’t know anything about Matt Hartley, the journalist behind the piece. However, I have disagreements with the distributions he picked.
heise-online.co.uk: Following a one-week pause due to the LCA 2009, Linus Torvalds restarted the integration of patches into the development branch a few days ago, and has now released the third pre-release version of 2.6.29.
junauza.com: Lately, I’ve been looking for a karaoke program that I can use on my Linux box. That’s why I bumped into this open source Python-powered karaoke software appropriately called PyKaraoke.
linuxjournal.com: One of the many great things about Linus is that he doesn't bottle it up: he speaks his mind on things that matter to him, without worrying overly about what others might say as a result. I want to explore the possibility that Linus decided to jump to GNOME at precisely the time when KDE could soon leapfrog it in important ways.
lxer.com: Ah yes it is that time of year again for U.S. citizens. So when we started looking for an online tax tool that worked with Linux we were disappointed and surprised.
- Is Linux at the Precipice or at the Crossroads?
- KDE 4.2: Usability Makes a Comeback
- Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 again
- Sun Enhancements to OpenSolaris Take Aim at Linux
- Even Microsoft's anti-Linux message isn't this bad
- Arron Aseigo: i will remain in spite of you
- Apparantly we're hated now
- Moblin2 first impressions -- wow, does it boot fast!
- Where are the Designed for Linux stickers?
- Mom, apple pie and open source
- Openoffice.org - The Fun Has Gone?
- Five Improvements For KDE 4.3
- GIMP Effects for Photographers
- OpenChange, KDE bring Exchange compatibility to Linux
internetnews.com: A year after the first KDE 4.x Linux desktop release, developers now claim it's ready. Is the Linux desktop ready for mainstream users?
dedoimedo.com: I guess I'm biased, but I have a soft spot when it comes to small-size distros. I like it when developers have the craftsmanship to bundle lots of great stuff into small, highly practical packages, proving that size matters not.
heise-online.co.uk: Over the last two weeks, the kernel developers have released versions 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 of the stable kernel and at the weekend they added versions 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
blogs.computerworld.com: Once I got a good look at Vista, I knew desktop Linux was in for good times. What I hadn't expected though was that Vista would be such an absolute sales flop that Microsoft would actually reverse course and bring back XP.
linux-hardcore.com: OzOS is a Linux operating system unknown, but marked by a desktop environment that is called Enlightenment. It's a system of which I heard about for the first time in the international forums of Dreamlinux. It's a derivative of Ubuntu.
heise-online.co.uk: The OpenOffice.org project team have released OpenOffice 3.0.1 to the general public. Version 3.0.1 for Windows was leaked early by FileHippo on Monday, but now is officially available for download from the OpenOffice.org website and its mirrors.
computerworlduk.com: Netbooks have been one of the surprise successes over the last year. They have also been one of the most contentious areas of computing. There are conflicting reports on most aspects of the sector. It's good to have some figures – any figures – that might throw a little light on this promising sector.