Currently I am using a tool called Tomboy to store notes and other information. Tomboy allows you to store notes with wiki linking and formatting. There are also plugins that allow you to add sketches to notes, set reminders and add the current time and date to a note.
It is also possible to export notes in various different formats and, thanks to the d-bus interface, possible to interact with Tomboy programmatically. In short Tomboy is an excellent tool for Linux users — and hopefully soon for windows users.
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.
Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found interesting, or remember an idea about the direction of the political landscape in post-industrial Australia? Or are you one of those desperate souls with home-made, buggy, or not-quite-perfect notes systems?
Time for Tomboy. We bet you’ll be surprised at how well a little application can make life less cluttered and run more smoothly.
Tomboy is currently in pre-release development, but you can still try it out. Tomboy is written in C# and utilizes the Mono runtime and Gtk#. Automatic spell-checking is provided by GtkSpell.
Google Chrome was released yesterday for windows, and google have promised that Linux and Mac versions are in the pipeline. I downloaded it on my laptop and played about with it for around 1/2 an hour.
Initial impressions are that it is very fast and doesn’t seem to hang up on flash content quite as much as Firefox, rendering being very similar to Safari’s (being based off WebKit, this is to be expected), but I did not see anything really compelling that would make me switch to it when the Linux version comes out.
I’m sure that I will download the Linux version and play about with it when it finally makes it way out of the googleplex, but in this particular incarnation, I think that there is very little that it offers over firefox and safari – certainly nothing worth writing home about. Your opinion may vary from this depending on how important flash is to you, whether you run Linux, and whether you rely on Firefox extensions. Still it looks better than the IE8 beta in terms of memory usage.
The picture of the mac mini I hope to be able to afford, once I have sold my stuff on ebay. It comes with 512MB RAM 60GB HD and Mac OSX Tiger. Look at the full specs
Having used Linux for the past six months, I feel like a bit of a cheat bringing home one of these, but not too bad – at least it will still be usable in a years time, unlike if I chose to upgrade to vista. From what I’ve seen so far, both Linux and OSX are more stable, look nicer and can do more out of the box than Vista. Oh yes, and there’s none of that crappy product activation stuff either. It just works. I’ve been wanting one of these ever since I saw what could be done with iMovie and the rest of the iLife suite.
Shift + Mouse wheel will move forwards and backwards, like using the forward and back buttons
I will at some point get round to displaying some more tips on using firefox, and will also pass out the news about my forthcoming wedding, as well as blog some more about my faith. Its late though, and until I can think of something more to add to this post I should call it a night.