Backing up a CD collection on Linux

I must admit that I rarely listen to any music besides Metallica. However, my girlfriend and I have a small collection of dust-collecting CDs which would be much better off digitalized and stored in a computer. To me anything which is on a computer is far more accessible than anything on a plastic disc. In […]

Aigaion for SourceForge community choice award

It is time for the SourceForge community choice awards. I have of course nominated Aigaion, my favourite web bibliography tool. Some time ago I wrote about it here. The nominations close May 29th so you should be quick to nominate your favourite. Voting starts June 22nd and I do of course think you should vote […]

Vuze on Ubuntu after removing openjdk

I recently removed openjdk to get my BankID working. A change often has consequences and I did not have to wait long. For some reason I do not bother to dive into, openjdk is hard coded into Vuze as its preferred Java implementation on Ubuntu. When I removed openjdk, Vuze would of course not start. […]

BankID and Java plug-in in Firefox on Ubuntu Part 2

I previously wrote about how to get the Java-plugin working in Firefox on Ubuntu 8.* on an Intel 32 bit system. After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 on an AMD64 system I had the same problem. Instead of a working Java applet I just got a grey box. I had already installed Sun’s Java implementation and […]

LaTeX on Ubuntu

One of the strengths of Ubuntu and other Linux distributions is their software repositories which contains a wast number of diverse applications. This makes installing and updating applications very easy for the user. However, this is also one of the challenges from the provider of the Linux distribution because these repositories need to be kept […]