jpobst.blogspot: Over the holiday break, I stumbled upon this article from OSNews stating that there was a need for something like Paint.NET for Gtk. knew that that was a massive task, but after playing around for a few hours, I actually had a working paintbrush and canvas.
phoronix.com: Yesterday Luc Verhaegen gave a talk at FOSDEM on reverse engineering a motherboard BIOS, but today we finally have X@FOSDEM for the last time.
ghacks.net: For many Linux users one area where Linux needs some improvement is money management. Yes there is the very powerful GnuCash, but many users find GnuCash to be too much power for what they need. There is also the slick KMyMoney, but that depends upon KDE. So what do the non-power, non-KDE users have? One option is HomeBank.
thebeezspeaks.blogspot: As you may remember from my previous post, I simply wanted to import three spreadsheets into an MS-Access equivalent, use the "Query By Example" (QBE) mode to create a simple report and export the result to another spreadsheet. Last time we saw how OOo Base 2.4.0 fell through. This time I decided to give Kexi 1.1.3 and Knoda 0.8.3 a go.
webupd8.org: TestDrive is an Ubuntu application that is especially designed for non-technical users to easily download and run the latest Ubuntu development snapshop in a virtual machine.
blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: I've been kind of harping on the development situation in Ubuntu for some time now. The Lucid (10.04) development cycle has some really interesting ... er ... developments with regard to ... uh ... the development landscape.
The February issue of The GNOME Journal is out and ready to read. Articles include: What's New with Banshee, Interview with Jonathan Thomas, creator of the OpenShot, and GNOME Boston Summit 2009.
makeuseof.com: There are thousands of BitTorrent clients on the market; that is, thousands of applications you can use to download files using BitTorrent technology. If you’re curious which BitTorrent program is the best I believe is an underappreciated piece of software: Deluge.
linux-mag.com: Looking for a new flavor of Web browser? If the mainstream favorites aren’t doing the trick, or you just want to test drive something new, we take a look at several of the “alternative” Web browsers for the Linux desktop.
computerworld.com.au: The Microsoft Office productivity suite has risen to become the dominant application of its type for business IT management. But there are open source office productivity suites available that may provide a suitable alternative to Office.