Saturday, December 15, 2007

Firefox 3 Linux Preview

Firefox 3 beta 2 is almost out and I thought I would give one of the daily builds a try. The first thing I noticed is a little more polished look on little details, you will especial notice these if you have tried any of the older betas.

One of the new things Mozilla is trying to do is integrate better with the different operating systems, so this one is geared toward Linux and looks nice. Here is the default panel(as always throughout this post click pictures to see them larger):

Overall this is a much more polished versin to the older beta of version 3.

Friday, December 14, 2007

More TRansparency to GTK!!!

Just in case you haven't heard yet, a developer of the Murrine Theme Engine has done some pretty neat tricks and now is bringing some cool transparent GTK themes to our desktops. So here is a quick screen shot:

To read the whole article on this great news check it out here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This blog is bad for my computers health...

I try to experiment with lots of things on my computer to try and find some good stuff to write for all you readers. I haven't written much lately as because i screwed some thing sup again, and can't/don't want to do much till I get my system back to normal. And I don't feel like re-installing Ubuntu all over again....

So hopefully I will be back up and running to normal shortly.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Metacity now with Built in Composite!

I just read this great blog entry about how metacity is finally startign to get onto the composite bandwagon. Anywho you can download the the metacity svn and configure it for composite. So what does this mean? omposite for a lower price on cpu power. Basicly you dont need to run Compiz Fusion or xcompmgr to use awn or screenlets or any other composite needy program. While xcompmgr is also on the lite end compared to compiz fusion, I believe development has been stopped on it. So far I have tried it out and it has been pretty nice and fast, and also they seemed to have made the minimization a little more snazzier but not the maximization... anywho if you want to check it out instructions can be found on this blog post.

New Adobe Flash Linux Version

A new beta adobe flash player just got released for Linux!! And so what does this mean you may ask? Well support for playing HD videos in flash!!!
This is super cool and couldn't have better timing. I recently got accepted to the Hulu beta. ANd today they just started to release HD videos on there site, one of the first to do it. I went to try it but they weren't supported in my flash player and then I read this and installed it, and now I can watch them and it super cool!!! So if you want to grab and install the latest flash for Linux download it from here.