Category: Linux

Has Boxee Abandoned Its Linux, Mac, and Windows Users?

Boxee is an open source media center software alternative to many of the heavily commercialized, codec-light set-top boxes on the market.  In its early stages, Boxee was only available for PC (Windows and Linx) and Mac users.  Apple TV users

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Simulating Two-Finger Scrolling in Linux

Ubuntu (and possibly your Linux distribution) comes with support for notebook/netbook touchpads. If you are a laptop person, you probably have a love/hate relationship with your touchpad or trackpad. You might love finger-tapping to simulate your button-pressing, or you might

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My Boxee Home Media Center

Currently, I do not actually have a home media center, so that title might be a little confusing. I have an old HTPC that is so ancient, it cannot even handle Boxee (which actually has pretty low system requirements). I

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Google Chrome History Mystery

Lately, I have encountered a strange problem with Google Chrome that rendered the history inoperable.  The problem began when I cleared the browsing history one day and expected it to return to normal use. Instead, Chrome stopped recording the history

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Kno Tablet for School Textbooks

Earlier in the week, “I Can’t Internet” published my article “Will tablets replace laptops and netbooks?”  Essentially, my answer was no, but there are certain niche industries where it makes sense to move to tablets. K-12 schools spend hundreds of

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6 Undercover Linux Devices

Linux has quietly inserted itself into the hands of millions of people without them evening knowing it.  Linux and free software supporters have long dreamed of the day when people would readily adopt Linux on their desktops and laptops, but

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Jupiter, Netbooks, and Super Hybrid Engines

One of the unique features of the Asus Eee PC is a function called Super Hybrid Engine (or what I like to call SHE) , which I’m told has nothing to do with the hybrid engine pictured above. On a

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Easy Samba Setup with KDE

As promised, I wrote an article about setting up Samba in KDE.  It is not immediately obvious how to set it up in KDE, but it is easy if you follow the steps I have illustrated.  I have tested this

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Network Shares for Boxee: Samba Beats UPnP

The Boxee Box is making big news, but for those of us who are not rushing out to spend $200 on a new device for our TVs, Boxee is free to download and install on any computer.  I have it

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Netbook Microphone Issues

Ever since I bought my Asus EeePC 1201n about a year ago, I’ve had trouble with the microphone.  With Kubuntu 10.04, I had to chop up Alsa to get it working properly, and even then, it stopped working again after

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