If you are a Linux user or a Windows user considering migration to Linux, one head ache you may face is running some legacy Windows-only applications. Though Linux has a wide choice of quality desktop applications, you may still come across some odd software that does not have a Linux port yet. You have several options to run such applications and games:
Try one or more of the above methods – they have their own pros and cons. With a little bit of experimentation, you will be able to settle for the best approach that suits you. Happy Windowing on your Linux!
I just changed the theme of this blog to PressRow, recently introduced at WordPress.com. This theme makes your blog look alot like official wordpress blogs and forums. Being pretty plain and simple, it does not distract the reader. The bigger typeface also makes it easier on the eyes.
My only gripe is the rather large header image. I replaced the original with a simple image I found in Vista. Still, with a paid upgrade, you should be able to modify the size of the image.
Update: This theme is becoming very popular now. I see that many of the favorite blogs that I read on WordPress.com have switched over to this.
If you are a programmer in your late twenties, chances are that you learnt your programming using one of the greatest IDEs ever created – Turbo C or Turbo C++. The Turbo tools were light , easy to use and had a great help system combined with a powerful editor.
The legendery Turbo set of tools later gave way for Borland C++/Delphi and were eventually forgotten. [though I can still see some new comers using these tools]. The good news, in case you did not know is, the turbo set of tools are back! This time, they are available for C++, C# and Delphi – the best part is they are free. Download them here.
No wonder, Microsoft’s decision to make the Visual Studio express editions a free download has pushed Borland to come up with these free tools which are essentially stripped down versions of their enterprise IDEs. Competition always helps and as they say, we are the winners eventually.
Chrono Cracker at Chronotron has an interesting post on the features that he expects from a good RSS reader.
I agree with most of his points. My problem is little different. I read RSS feed at Office(Oh, Yah, during lunch breaks), at Home and on my Pocket PC phone, while commuting. The biggest pain I had was to keep track of the posts that I have read/not read. While some web based readers provide a mobile interface, it is a pain to read using them. Also, while I am sitting in front of my desktop I would rather read posts using an RSS reader client than a web browser. Then I found that Newsgator, the popular web based RSS reader service provides a synchronization feature across all your RSS reader installations. So now I use newsgator in the following way:
- Newsgatoronline at Work
And the interesting part is all of this sevice comes for free, including Netnewswire Lite and Newsgator Mobile. Newsgator Mobile is a nice and fully featured RSS reader for your Pocket PC and synchronizes with your newgator feeds automatically. These three make an ideal trio in enhancing your RSS feed reading experience.