Internet Explorer has been in a steady downward spiral for years now and Microsoft is just not able to stop the decline. According to recent statistics from StatCounter, Internet Explorer might have dipped below 50% market share for the first time in 11 years.
Microsoft IE Market Share at a Historic Low
Microsoft spend millions on the Ad campaign promoting Internet Explorer 8(IE8) in the past few months and during the period, there was even a slight increase in IE market share. But it is now evident that the slight increase was solely because of the costly TV commercials and internet ad campaign that promoted IE8 as the safest browser out there.
We have been talking about Sintel Open Movie for some time now. Sintel is Blender foundation's third open movie project after Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny which we featured in our 8 stunning Blender made movies post.
Blender Foundation's Sintel Open Movie Project
Sintel open movie project was started almost an year ago it was premiered at Netherlands Film Festival on 27th of september 2010. And later today, Sintel open movie was released online for everyone to watch and enjoy.
Amarok 2.0 received a lot of flak for its rather unstable and buggy early releases. But slowly but surely, Amarok 2.0 series is getting better. Latest Amarok 2.3.2 codenamed "Moonshine" was released like a week ago and I have to say, it's a job well done.
The Amarok Story
Amarok 1.4 series used to be everyone's favorite music player in Linux for long. It was fast, slick and it never really crashed(for me at least). Most of us hates change and when Amarok 2.0 started coming in, it was received with a lot of criticism.
Get ready for yet another Android based tablet. This one is from Dell. The first ever Android tablet was introduced by Samsung, like 2 weeks ago, and it is called Samsung Galaxy Tab. Galaxy Tab had impressive hardware specifications that rivals Apple's iPad and many even consider it as a better alternative. Dell's 7-inch Android tablet is the next in a long line of upcoming Android based hardware.
Android Powered Dell Tablet
According to WSJ, Dell Inc. will launch its seven-inch tablet in the next few weeks and a 10-inch tablet within 6-12 months, Dell Greater China President Amit Midha said Wednesday.
Like two weeks ago, we featured some of best and most popular blender made short movies in our 8 stunning blender made short films and animations post. Now, let's take the road less traveled. The blender movies we are going to showcase here are those rare ones which you guys probably haven't seen before.
Big Buck Bunny Outtakes
You don't need any introduction to blender made Big Buck Bunny short film that we featured in our previous article. If you like Big Buck Bunny, you will absolutely love this outtake animation.
OpenOffice's future was doomed from the day when Oracle acquired SUN Microsystems. The eventuality became even more obvious when they pulled the plug on OpenSolaris. Thankfully, OpenOffice is an open source software and leading contributors of the original project has forked OpenOffice and the new project will be called LibreOffice.
The Document Foundation
OpenOffice development community have today announced the launch of "The Document Foundation" which will develop the new fork of OpenOffice called LibreOffice. The decision was hailed across the lengths and breadths of open source community.
As you should know already, the WebM project is dedicated to developing a high-quality, open video format for the web that is freely available to everyone. Latest Open Shot 1.2.2 now has an option to export your videos in WebM format.
OpenShot Adds WebM Support
The WebM format is a combination of a new video codec sponsored by Google called "VP8" and the "Vorbis" audio codec. The container format ends with a ".webm" extension. As the developer points out, OpenShot does not have a "Simple" profile for WebM yet, you can still use it, if you know how.
If you like playing around with your Terminal, you will love this cute little program that can create a small Matrix style animation in your Terminal.
sudo apt-get install cmatrix
Now, open Terminal and run "cmatrix". Its quite cool IMO. Do take a loot at the man page also to know the small yet different configurations available with the program.
Incognito Mode or Private Browsing mode allows users of Google Chrome/Chromium to browse the web without a trace of it. Well, almost. I mean, browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome/Chromium from storing information about the websites you've visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. So how do you make Incognito mode default for Google Chrome and Chromium in Ubuntu, lets explore.
- If you haven't tried incognito mode in Google Chrome yet, try it once and get a feel of it. You can activate Incognito mode by using the shortcut SHIFT+CTRL+N in Linux(while the browser is already open, ofcourse). Or you could use the Google Chrome/Chromium settings menu.
How to make incognito mode default in Google Chrome/Chromium in Ubuntu?
- The following steps should work with all GNOME desktops, but I have tried this on Ubuntu only and hence the title.
- Right click on the top left corner of your top panel on your desktop and select 'Edit Menus'.
- And then select 'Internet' from the left side pane of the new window.
- You will see the Google Chrome and Chromium entries on the right pane. To change Google Chrome settings, double click on Google Chrome.
- Now, as you could see, there is a '%U'(without quotes), include '--incognito'(without quotes) before it. Include space as in the screenshot. Thats it. If you are using Chromium browser, steps are similar. Simply include '--incognito' before '%U'.
Done. Next time when you start Google Chrome/Chromium, it will open with private browsing mode by default. Give it a try and let me know if you find any issues.