Rhythmbox - The music player for GNOME

I'm using Rhythmbox right now and I have to say it isn't bad. Not great, but not bad. The UI tries very hard to look like iTunes, but it can't hide the fact that the overall works is a bit difficult relatively speaking. Especially annoying are the lack of podcast and radio directories. If I'm going to keep switching (next on the list is Banshee) I need to make a personal page of radio station and podcast sites & feeds to set myself up in the new application.

J-Pilot and Palm Treo 600

I have a Palm Treo 600 with Sprint. I'm not using most of the Palm Pilot functions these days, but I do like to have the Treo backed up and at least have access to the address book when I'm on my computer. Since installing Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy, I have tried GNOME Pilot several times with no success, probably spent a total of 1-1/2 hours of unproductive hacking. Today I installed J-Pilot and gave it a try. It worked right away and was pretty easy to figure out.

Next thing to try out is the plugin for viewing my keyring database, and install the updated version of Flight Status by Andrew.


I swapped out Firefox for Swiftfox a couple weeks ago and it really does make a difference. Especially in load times, but also seems to render slightly faster in some situations. I run the -386 kernel, becuase that's what got installed by default. I've considered switching to -generic and may still do that. I've considered going to -686 or compiling my own, but decided those options aren't worth it.