Dec 222008
 

KCheckGMail, as the name implies is a simple utility for KDE desktop which sits in the systray and notifies of any new email on your GMail email account. KCheckGMail works OK on KDE 4.x desktops and is tested on KDE 3.5.

KCheckGMail works on openSUSE 11.1, openSUSE 11.0 and openSUSE 10.3.

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Nov 032008
 

A few days before we saw the Beta 3 release for openSUSE 11.1 and here we go, Beta 4 is out, although a bit delayed from the original scheduled date. openSUSE 11.1 is now taking some shape and seems to be getting good if not better with every release. openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 is available as Live CDs for KDE4 and GNOME desktops. The DVD is available for download only via Bit Torrent.

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Oct 252008
 

When I wrote about GNOME-Do here, one of our readers “James D” suggested Katapult application launcher for KDE. Inspired by QuickSilver for Mac OS X, Katapult is an application launcher for KDE designed to allow faster access to applications, bookmarks, and other items. It is plugin-based, so it can launch anything that is has a plugin for. Its display is driven by plugins as well, so its appearance is completely customizable. It was inspired by Quicksilver for OS X.

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Oct 212008
 

GNOME Do” has to be one of the coolest tool that I’ve seen in the recent few days. GNOME Do (Do) is an intelligent launcher tool that makes performing common tasks on your computer simple and efficient. “GNOME Do” not only allows you to search for items in your desktop environment (e.g. applications, contacts, bookmarks, files, music), it also allows you to specify actions to perform on search results (e.g. run, open, email, chat, play).

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Sep 072008
 

Alltray is a free opensource tool to dock any application with no native tray icon (like Evolution, evoluThunderbird, Terminals) into the system tray. A high-light feature is that a click on the ‘close’ button will minimize back to system tray. It works well with Gnome, KDE, XFCE 4, Fluxbox and WindowMaker.

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