TheJoe.it Into the (open) source

27Apr/130

OpenKiosk: un browser “nato” for internet point

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Years ago I became interested in creation of an internet point using an older pc and a any linux distribution. On that occasion I used Opera, a free browser (the open source) that integrated and integrates still one of the best ways "kiosk".

Since then it's been almost three years, Opera has evolved and continues to integrate the kiosk mode, but steadily growing new projects open source they make their way.

I'm talking about OpenKiosk.

6Feb/120

Printed: Print Layout for web pages

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In today's article I try to give a little 'visibility extension to Firefox which saves paper, Ink / toner and environment. It is Print Edit, as we will see allows change the print preview di Firefox, removing the superfluous, images, advertising and not only.

The following information is taken from the download page of the add-ons available between the official Firefox add-on.

26Jun/112

Cambiare lingua a Firefox

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With the latest update from Mozilla, my fox computer (or should I say "my Panda rosso") is back to talk in inglese. I do not know why this happened, is probable that the langpack have not been included in the updates released by Canonical, the fact is that to return to Italian steps are few, Simple and (I hope) clear.

  • First you need to go on Mozilla mirror, that being open source is always available on the network,
18May/111

He was born BlueGriffon, an HTML editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox

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Not so long ago themselves parlava of KompoZer: an HTML editor created by the code of abandoned NCE, who was born in the Code of abandoned Mozilla Composer and Netscape Gold. From 10 May, instead arises BlueGriffon, another fork of the project released under the triple license: "Mozilla Public License 1.1", "GNU General Public License Version 2" and "GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1". The first announcement on the official website (dated 30 September two years ago) reads these words:

18Feb/115

The best HTML editor for non-commercial Linux

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Anyone who has ever tried to create piagne HTML with Linux you will certainly clashed with the lack of WYSIWYG software developed ad hoc for our favorite operating system. Fortunately, today this "gap" is filled only in part due to the development of some open source programs that attempt to compensate for the lack of development in Dreamweaver (or still commercial alternatives) su piattaforma Linux, but in many ways we are still far from having reached the usability of Dreamweaver or similar.

Today we see some of the best software for 'editing WYSIWYG developed natively for Linux. Thank you the blog web distortion translated for the advice that I report below.

3Jan/112

Other extensions for Firefox that will leave you begging for mercy

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With this article termino (for now) the non-exhaustive list of plugins that I use along with Firefox a, as they say in Mozilla, "better web experience".

This article is the continuation of "Some extensions for Firefox that do not keep to wanting more".

NetVideoHunter

NetVideoHunter allows the download of flash videos in a simple and fast. It is activated by pressing the corresponding button on the right side of the status bar, A window will open that lists all flash movies of the current session.

29Jul/102

A click in the URL bar of Firefox to highlight any address

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Chi usa GNU/Linux knows, the Firefox features for all operating systems are the same, but sometimes we find move, the renamed. One of these functions is evidenzeare the whole URL of a site with a click anziché due. It may seem trivial, but when you often use both GNU/Linux that Windows this difference creates confusion, and I wonder why this feature might not be at least Unified for both operating systems.

Let's see in a few short passages as set the single click to highlight the entire address. First we type the address in Firefox "about:config".

8Jul/100

An old PC, a distro GNU / Linux and have our internet point

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Today's article is published after being here for a long time (that novembre 2009) one of the most read stories from my old domain: http://www.thejoe.co.nr/.

Today we will see how to set up a GNU / Linux box as internet point in a simple and fast. Our requirements are very few:

19Jun/100

FireFTP: an FTP client as an extension to FireFox

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Some time ago we talked about curlftpfs, posix a small program that allows you to mount an FTP resource in local.

Today, however, we speak of FireFTP, a small FTP client very light, that instead of being installed as a normal application, is installed as a Firefox extension.

18Jun/100

Some extensions for Firefox that do not keep to wanting more

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A few days ago who uses IE6 will see a nice box on top of the site with the suggestion of switch browsers. Choosing a modern browser is definitely advisable, also and especially as regards safety on the web.

This is also why today we talk of the web browser safest, fast and customizable of all time: Firefox.

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Firefox is a browser-derived Mozilla, the manufacturer of the American Mozilla suite (whose last update was on 2006). The suite included a browser, a program for e-mail (from which it is derived Thunderbird), a chat client for IRC channels, a newsreader, one 'editor html WYSIWYG. The old project was divided into several parts, and (aside from SeaMonkey, the current comprehensive suite) born Firefox for web and Thunderbird per the email. Both new born to house Mozilla had the characteristic of being extensible with third-party plugins. A very interesting choice, and at that time very innovative Mozilla. Finally a modular program, with basic functionality for the base packages, but infinitely extensible with third-party add-on for those who need other features added.