Archive for August, 2008

Boxee, a media center for the modern world

Boxee is an open, connected and social media center for Linux and OSX (Windows not supported yet).

At the moment it is still in an Alpha stadium, but I haven’t had much problems with it.

At the moment you will need an invite to be able to use Boxee, not to worry, I’m giving them away.

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Boxee invites

I have finally gotten my invite for Boxee from a good Samaritan and I’m just letting you guys know I’m sharing.

Post a comment and mention your email address if you want me to send one.

I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to send.

If you do you not know what Boxee is, watch this or visit their website.

More on Boxee after I’ve tested it some more.

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Create a video tutorial (or record desktop)

I have tried Istanbul, (gtk-)recordmydesktop and xvidcap to record my desktop.

Those programs run fine on my gnome laptop, but on my fluxbox setup they don’t work.

That’s how I stumbled onto “Wink”.

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Installing virtualbox on Ubuntu

Virtual Box will allow you to run other operating systems inside of you Ubuntu installation.

You can run xp, other windows distro’s, solaris, freebsd, …

Installation is pretty easy, but there are some steps that might confuse new users.

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Conky guide updated

I’ve updated my conky guide, if you have suggestions to making it better comment here or on the conky post.

The post can be found here.

PS: If you would like to see a how-to on a subject, feel free to ask me.

I’m suffering from “writers block” this week.