My Experience with Akregator Feed Reader

Back in March I started looking for a new feed reader. I had been using Opera's built in RSS capabilities, but it didn't offer the control I was looking for. As a KDE user my first stop was Akregator and I never felt the need to look anywhere else.

Video's Missing Metadata

Where is the metadata standard for video? MP3's have ID3. Images have EXIF, IPTC, and more. If commercial video is ever to take off as an electronically distributed format it's necessary. Without it video players can't identify what's available. That may not seem important if you are sitting in front of a computer and reading a filename, but for other devices and 10' UI's it's a big problem.

Why Dolphin is a Good Choice for KDE4

I've always been a big fan of Konqueror so when I heard that Dolphin was going to be the new default file manager for KDE4 I was disappointed. But after researching the decision further and actually giving Dolphin a try, I'm a convert.

Debian Lenny and Ubuntu Gutsy Repos Added

Support for the Debian Lenny and Ubuntu Gutsy repositories have been added. I haven't done a complete sync with every app yet, so for now a listing will only be added once a new version becomes available.

Preparing for System Failure ... And Recovering Quickly

Despite the improvements made each year by GNU/Linux, KDE, and GNOME, recovering from failure is one of the recurring themes many new users struggle with. Why aren't we making it easier to prepare for, and recover from, failure? Here are some proposals to make recovery less painful.

RSS Feed Preferences

The RSS feeds for the Linux App Finder News and Blog sections are currently partial only. I'm trying to determine if I should switch them to contain the full text of the posts instead. Please vote and/or leave your comments if you have a preference that you would like to see adopted.

You can find the poll here.

Do you prefer full text or partial text feeds?

Full
77% (23 votes)
Partial
23% (7 votes)
Total votes: 30

RPM Installer for Konqueror or Dolphin in Kubuntu

I'm a Kubuntu user and I ran into a situation recently where the app I wanted to install only came in an RPM. I've run into this situation before and always have to remember alien's syntax so I can install the RPM from Konsole. Kubuntu has a menu where I can right-click a DEB file in Konqueror to install it, so why not RPM's? Once I got bored of gripping I decided to create my own.

Krdc Gets Some Love from Google's Summer of Code

I'm excited to see that a Krdc proposal was accepted by Google for this years Summer of Code. It's a program drastically in need of some love.