Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Make My Desktop more fancy

I use fedora core 7 with Gnome and Beryl as the desktop management. To make my Beryl Desktop more fancy, I installed Mac4Lin Emerald Theme. This theme really make me more exciting to use Linux Desktop as my operating system in my notebook. To make my Linux Desktop to become most like a Tiger Mac X OS, I installed Avant Window Navigator too. With Avant, I have a fancy launch pad like Mac X OS in my Desktop. Very impressive.

In another thing, in my Linux box, I have installed VMWare Player that playing M$ Windows XP Home Edition (provided by compaq presario V1000 bundled) with SP2 for me. (I have tried VirtualBox to play Fedora Core 8). For my virtual M$ Windows, I want to make the desktop more like Fedora too, so I installed Fedora Transformation Packet. I think this theme is very impressive for my windows.

Here is the example of my desktop with Mac4Lin and Avant :

Monday, February 11, 2008

My Favorite mobile IM

At the first time when I changed my phone cell to N73, I have tried to fine a better IM application. First of all, I use mig33 (http://www.mig33.com) . But after a week, I didn't convenient with that. So, I tried to use shMessenger (http://www.shmessenger.ro/lang_en/index.jsp). This is a good mobile IM application, but unfortunately that application only support Yahoo! IM. I want to use an application with multiple IM protocol. Then, I found fring (http://www.fring.com). With early fring, I can use GTalk protocol, SIP, Fring, ICQ, but there were no Y! IM. But with the newest fring version (3.30), this application make me happy because they already support Y! IM protocol. So.. fring is the best mobile IM application for me. Right now. :D

Today (the day after I wrote this article), my friend has told me about another better Mobile IM application, i.e. Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is j2me based application that support multi IM protocol and facebook. I have installed too and want to try it, may be this application can change my favorite, i.e. fring. Let me see...

After almost 2 months, I have decided to use Nimbuzz as my mobile messenger applications. :D Sorry fring.