Guake is a fancy Quake-like terminal which lets you access it by using a hotkey (user-customizable). Unobtrusive, Guake slides down from the top of the screen, and can be used while running other desktop applications, providing you with a quick access to the console.
To tell you the truth, I’m kind of agree with some points in this video even before it was published.
There are stories of organizations, school computer labs or home users that switch back to Microsoft Office after they have use OpenOffice.org. There is even a local (Malaysian) joke that poke fun at the amount of training and costs required to educate staffs to use OpenOffice.org which eventually exceeds the cost Microsoft Office Suite.
We have used a lot of open source software, libraries and components in our daily lives without realizing, In case of OpenOffice.org, I think the problem is just the process and familiarity with application. Microsoft has spend a lot of money to ensure every schools, university, computer labs used its products to educate our younger and future generations that eventually would be accustom to Microsoft branded products. It is a great business strategy, but the question is, who would benefit the most from this scheme?
Right now I’ve been playing Urban Terror (or UrT), it is a First Person Shooter (FPS) game similar to Counter-Strike. The game was developed using the open source Quake III Arena engine and can be played under GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
UbuntuGeek is giving away the “Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide” e-book for free! The book contains guides and tutorial on how to write loadable Linux kernel module and drivers.
According to its official description:
“An excellent guide for anyone wishing to get started on kernel module programming. The author takes a hands-on approach starting with writing a small “hello, world” program, and quickly moves from there. Far from a boring text on programming, Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide has a lively style that entertains while it educates”