Thursday, June 18, 2009

Count words in a PDF file on Mac OS X

To count the amount of words in a PDF file on Mac OS X, just open the and type: ps2ascii myfile.pdf | wc -w, where myfile.pdf is the name of the PDF, of which you want to count the words. Of course you can also use all the other options of the wc command (such as counting characters, etc.).

Via macosxhints (second comment by kalderon).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

See processes accessing your HD using iotop

When your HD seems to be busy and you don't know why, have a look at the command iotop, which can be used in the terminal. This works fine on Linux and also Mac OS X. You might need to start it as root (sudo iotop), and also it might not be installed by default on your Linux, so you can e.g. install it using sudo apt-get install iotop (for Ubuntu / Eeebuntu / Debian).

Via Lifehacker.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ubuntu Notify for Thunderbird

Also Thunderbird can use the new notification system of Ubuntu 9.04 (which is also available in Eeebuntu 3.0), just install the Thunderbird add-on "Ubuntu Notify" and you will see notifications when new emails arrive.

If you want to have download complete notifications for Firefox, have a look at my previous post regarding the FirefoxNotify add-on .

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

OSX86 10.5.7 Update Guide by Max

Max posted a very nice guide to update from OSX86 10.5.6 to 10.5.7. I will try the update within the next few days and then write down how it went. Thanks again to Max for the great guide.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Eeebuntu 3.0 Standard and NBR editions availaible for download The Standard and NBR editions of Eeebuntu 3.0 are now available on the official download page.

I have installed the Base version already 2 weeks ago and I am very happy with it.

Check also their forums if you have any problems installing or running Eebuntu 3.0.