Linux Mint 11 - Katya

Linux Mint 11 has been released, it does not use Unity or GNOME 3

Linux Mint 11, codenamed “Katya” was released earlier this week. One of the main talking points of the release was not a new feature – rather the lack of it. Although Linux Mint is based on the recently released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system and is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.38, X.Org 7.6 and classic GNOME 2.32 desktop.

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GTK vs Qt

What is difference between GTK and Qt?

GTK+ and Qt (only on Linux) are open-source cross-platform User Interface toolkits and development frameworks. These are the two most popular frameworks in use for Linux and BSD because they are open-source and give developers a powerful toolkit to design Graphical User Interfaces. Qt is C++ based but it uses C++ in its own way because of its cross-platform nature (through a special preprocessor) and GTK is C based but it uses its own “object oriented” approach but has bindings for just about every popular language in use today.
Sometimes, when you install a new softwares you will see GTK+ or Qt on they name. What is it? What is difference between GTK+ and Qt? For the applications I have experienced with, I don’t think there’s a difference in quality between QT and GTK applications, just as Evolution, ThunderBird…

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RSSOwl is a free and powerful news feed

RSSOwl is a free and powerful news feed reader

In Ubuntu, you had a lot of RSS reader just as: Grr Feed Reader, Yarrsr, Liferea Feed Reader…. I used RSSOwl as my default feed and rss aggregators. RSSOwl lets you gather, organize and search news in a convenient, easy to use interface with endless flexibility.
RSSOwl is a news aggregator for RSS and Atom News feeds. It is written in Java, and is built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform which uses SWT as a widget toolkit to allow it to fit in with the look and feel of different operating systems while remaining cross-platform. Released under the Eclipse Public License, RSSOwl is free software.

RSSOwl collect data from RSS-compliant sites are called RSS readers or “aggregators“. RSSOwl is such an application. RSSOwl lets you gather, organize, update, and store information from any compliant source in a convenient, easy to use interface, save selected information in various formats for offline viewing and sharing, and much more. It’s easy to configure and the best of all: It’s platform-independent.

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Ubuntu 11.04

It’s finally here, Ubuntu 11.04 released

At April 28 2011, Ubuntu 11.04 has been released after the usual 6 months of development. The release of Ubuntu 11.04 has seen the arrival of a new look and feel for Ubuntu. A whizz, new launcher and dash, and a clever workspace manager are some of the biggest changes. This is the first post will be talk with you about the newest version of Ubuntu 11.04 – Natty Narwhal. Ubuntu 11.4 isn’t the only thing new, Caninocal has been made a new design of Ubuntu Homepage too.

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ShipIt has closed!

ShipIt has closed! Canonical only shipping CDs directly to LoCos

The ShipIt service was created back in 2005 to distribute free CDs with the Ubuntu OS, to millions of people around the world. With they informed you that the ShipIt Programme has been closed! Users will not be able to order free CDs of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or any future version. Now we wont be getting out favorite Ubuntu CD’s Shipped for free.