Video: Enable Desktop Search on Ubuntu 8.10

Being able to search your desktop is important. I frequently need to find that file that I know I have somewhere, but have no idea where I put it. Desktop search is a really neat solution, because it means you just start typing and it does the hard work of searching for you.

Ubuntu’s latest release at the time of writing, 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), does have an excellent ...

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Mail Notification - Check Email in the Background

Having a notification when new email arrives can be nice and really useful if you're waiting for an important message. But if you're using a desktop email client or maybe a third party webmail service, you might not want to run a big client application or have to keep checking that tab in Firefox to see if new mail has arrived.

Mail Notification is a small application that ...

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Evolution vs Kontact - Part 2 - Kontact & Conclusion

Evolution vs Kontact

Welcome back to Part 2 of this series - pitting GNOME's Evolution Personal Information Manager (PIM) suite against KDE's Kontact.

If you haven't read Part 1, please take the time to do so, as I'll be making quite a few comparisons between Evolution, covered there, and Kontact.

Now, we continue with KDE's Kontact.


Kontact logo


Kontact Interface

Kontact's interface has some similarities with that of Evolution. One ...

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