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Meine Artikel über GNU/Linux, Window Maker und meine Lieblingsprogramme sind leider verloren, weil mein ehemaliger Provider pleite gegangen ist. Also müsst ihr erst einmal mit den englischen Seiten vorlieb nehmen. Oder bei meine Artikel bewundern. Sie sind allerdings frühestens ein Jahr nach Erscheinen des Hefts online. Der Artikel über Sylpheed kann hier gelesen werden.
Ein Artikel über idesk, der es leider nicht in eine Ausgabe von LinuxUser geschaft hat, ist unter zu finden.

Auf diesem Server findet sich übrigens auch die Homepage von Zonta Saarbrücken.


This is It is meant as a resource for things related to GNU/Linux (especially if it's related to Mandrake), now Mandriva and/or *BSD. You can find some useful scripts to keep a FreeBSD Server up to date, in the BSD section. One thing I did some time ago was to compile my own rpm of rioutil. With rioutil you can get your mp3s on your Rio mp3 player. Download it from the downloads section.

In the meantime you might want use some links from my bookmarks file. It was generated by Galeon. Some links might not be very useful, especially links to files on my hard disk.

Screenshots of Window Maker or Gnome2 are available at the screenshots section. Most of the themes can be downloaded from my freshmeat page. A theme for Sylpheed-Claws can be downloaded from Just follow the instructions in the README file to install the theme or check the themes page.

Some time ago I wrote three articles (about sylpheed, gtktalog and IPCop) for the German LinuxUser magazine. Two articles were translated into English and can be read online if you can read pdf files. The first is about sylpheed, which is a fast and reliable mail application, based on the GTK+ libraries. The second is about the firewall/router distribution IPCop.


asked@freshmeat: I love the transparent icons (i.e. TV, Gaim, Galeon, Browser) that are aligned vertically on the right side of the screen? How is that accomplished?

I use .png files size 48x48 and idesk. Instructions in German are here. My icons are compiled from various sources. Check or similar pages.

::news is a personal web site about GNU/Linux, *BSD, and more
  • 2010-03-28: Everaldo Kids 0.6 theme for Claws Mail.
    Some more icons were added for marked folders and some message list icons. Get it at the Claws Mail themes download page or from As freshmeat closed its themes section, old themes are only available at
  • 2008-06-14: Added some information about dailystrips and
    I gathered some information about dailystrips and userfriendly and how to use them when Arcor is blocked by UF's ISP.
  • 2007-04-24: Fixed a typo, updated some minor information.
    I fixed a typo on the front page, updated my about page.
  • 2006-12-18: Update of themes page.
    I updated my themes page. All my Window Maker themes are listed and the tooltip shows a small screenshot of the selected theme.
  • 2006-12-16: Release of WMaker-simple 0.9.3.
    After some time an update for my Window Maker theme "WMaker simple" is available. Removed version info from the wallpaper files. Changed the fonts once again, as the old ones aren't installed on my recent OS. Added the style file that was missing in the last version... Get it from my freshmeat page or from
  • 2006-08-20: Wrote a small piece about generating pdf and updated about page.
    I updated my about page. After some research about pdf files and how to generate, update and optimize them, I wrote a very small piece about that. Will be enlarged soon.
  • 2006-04-03: Link to added.
    I updated my links page and added a link to SiteBar. While I was at it, I got rid of some old news and changed the format for the dates in this rss file.
  • 2006-01-18: Everaldo Kids for sylpheed claws 0.4 released.
    Updated my 'Everaldo Kids' theme for sylpheed claws. Added icons for 'trash_btn.xpm' and 'sylpheed_icon.xpm'. Get it from my Downloads or my freshmeat page.
  • 2006-01-15: URLs checked, even less 404 errors.
    Thanks to gURLChecker all 'Page Not Found' errors are history, the timeouts will be checked soon.
  • 2005-12-02: Update of tom2 for Sylpheed-Claws.
    Updated my 'tom2' theme for sylpheed claws. Added icons for 'trash_btn.xpm' and 'sylpheed_icon.xpm'. Get it from my Downloads page.
  • 2005-10-28: Amazon broke html compliance.
    Some time ago my provider secretly changed the server's ability to embed files from other web sites. Apart from tinkering with several cms I thought that I could make some money by referring visitors' to Amazon. Nobody has bought anything so far and now I get lots of errors when trying to validate my pages. This sucks.
  • 2005-10-02: Another cleanup of the links page.
    After some time the links file has been updated. Less "Page not found" errors. Most links containing "Mandrake" have been adapted to "Mandriva", "Ximian" and "Novell" sites have been cleaned.
  • 2005-08-18: Updated the page about Linux on an Sony Vaio.
    Some time ago I updated Mandrake 10.1 Official on my Sony Vaio PCG-NV309 to Mandriva LE 2005. The vaio page has been updated to reflect the changes.
  • 2005-03-20: Update for peace-love-linux available.
    After almost three years an update for my Window Maker theme "peace-love-linux" is available. Basically it features a new pixmap for the ALT-tab switchpanel. If it doesn't show, copy it to the "pixmaps" directory under the "GNUstep" hierarchy and restart Window Maker. Works for me. Get it from my freshmeat page or from
  • 2005-03-05: New job, random updates only.
    I have a new job. That's good news, the bad part is that I had to move and have no Internet access in my new appartment. So there are only few updates from work or when I'm home in Berlin.
  • 2005-02-02: New layout online.
    Been busy with other things, so it took a while to get the new layout online. Downloads and Screenshots still have to be adapted to the new look of the site.
  • 2005-01-15: A whole new layout.
    A whole new layout conceived, uses different stylesheets, an rss parser plus several other goodies.
  • 2004-12-05: Links page updated.
    After a long time the links file has been updated. Less "Page not found" errors.
  • 2004-12-05: More layout changes
    More html and css tweaks.
  • 2004-12-04: Minor layout changes
    Some screenshots added to the frontpage. An rss feed for is available. Minor html and css tweaks.
  • 2004-12-02: WMaker-simple 0.9.1
    Window Maker theme "WMaker-simple-0.9.1" is released. It features new fonts for the wallpaper and swtile.png for the ALT-tab switchpanel.