Jul 182011

Today i present you some programs, not installed by default, that i use in my day by day work and in my free time on my Linux computers.

Granola Granola is an application that is used to save energy on your desktop or server. Granola saves energy by applying dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) to the CPU, so when you browse the net or you use a word processor the CPU frequency is scaled down and you save a bit of energy.

So a requisite for granola it’s hardware support for Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS). DVFS is available on most modern Intel and AMD processors, but may require being enabled in your computer’s BIOS (read this page for information on known models). If DVFS is not available, or turned off, Granola will let you know when it attempts to start up for the first time.

Granola download and usage are free up to five systems per profile. You have to register to the site to track the consumption and especially the savings obtained. From the sixth you must purchase a business license.

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Feb 142011

collabshotIn a previous article I talked about some programs to take screenshots in linux, and since then I must say that I have always used shutter.

But the open source world is beautiful because there are so many differents ways to do the same thing, so today I also unveils Collabshot and Jshot,  2 programs that waere created with the idea of sharing your work with someone else.

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Dec 082010

screeshotFor my articles or the work I do every day I often have to make some screenshots to be included in the documentation, but until now had not found a program that fully satisfied … until today.

In this article i’ll show you some of the program i’ve used and tested and as last, the one that fit perfectly on my need.

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