If you think Twitter is a no-good, time-waster, fad that will die off just in time before the new social media fad comes in; you should be glad to know that that is exactly how I felt before I started using Twitter. Your experience with twitter will be as good as the people you follow or the users you socialize with. If you follow someone who spams you with marketing stuff and updates every morning what he had for breakfast, then you definitely will be disappointed.
This post is not about persuading you to use twitter (maybe a little bit), but if you already do use twitter and only use it via web you should be glad to know that there are a number of desktop clients available for us Linux users which makes using twitter a lot easier.
(Some of these clients are OS independent)
1) twhirl: Thanks to Adobe Air deploying applications over multiple platform is easier than ever. twhirl is one of the most widely used twitter desktop clients out there. It supports multiple accounts over multiple social networks with a decent user interface.
Hey guys. I don’t think we have a lot of Linux comic strips out there. So we thought we should give it a shot and see how it goes. We will try it out for few weeks and if you guys like it we might make it a regular thing. Share it with your friends: Stumble – Digg – del.icio.us whatever.
I agree with pavs when he wrote “How Not To Make a Commercial Linux Distribution”, but there are still some ideas and concepts out there that might be worth paying for. Its very difficult to come up with a commercial distribution idea that hasn’t been tried already and freely available. Xandros Presto is a new distribution, which eventually hopes to be commercial for $20 a pop.
Xandros “selling point” is that its an instant on Linux distribution that is extremely fast to boot to and their Application Store makes installing new applications a no-brainer. Currently the beta version can be installed as a windows installer and you can choose to boot into it when you restart your computer. They also plan to release a standalone distribution soon.
The problem is, you can do exactly the same thing with wubi by installing xubuntu which uses XFCE desktop environment (the same as Presto) and since Xubuntu is Debian/Ubuntu based it has arguably the best package manager Linux has to offer. But we can use the same argument against all commercial Linux distributions out there. It boils down to whether you find it useful enough to pay for it (unlike iMagicOS).
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope updates its look in a major way. Its a big news because Ubuntu developers have always been reluctant to change the way it looks and for the longest time it had the same brownish “Human-theme”. Now Jaunty boasts three new theme and it is not decided yet which will be the default theme. These themes have been around for some time, “Dust Sand”, “Dust” and “New Wave”; but if you wanted to use it you had to do it manually. Which is not a problem if you know your way around installing a new theme.