If Canonical has shown anything over the past few years, it’s that it’s not afraid of doing things differently. Ever since the arrival of Unity in Ubuntu 10.10′s netbook edition back in 2010, it’s been clear the company is “marching to the beat of its own drum,” as they say, with a growing focus on [...]
Install LiVES Video Editor 2.0.4 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 14/13 and LiVES Video Editor 1.4.9 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 12/11/9/8 LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video [...]
Why is Canonical (Ubuntu’s backer) promoting the new support that Ceph, the distributed storage system for Big Data from Inktank, now offers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux?read more Read more at The VAR Guy
Install SMPlayer 0.8.5 with YouTube and Mplayer support in Ubuntu 12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/9.04/All Linux Mint versions SMPlayer is a complete media player for Windows and Linux. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing most video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg… see list). It uses its own codecs, [...]
Install Xnoise 0.2.18 lightweight Media Player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Linux Mint 14, Xnoise 0.2.15 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Mint 13 and Xnoise 0.2.12 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Mint 12 Xnoise, a lightweight music player with minimal interface has been updated bringing in many new features and fixes. Xnoise is written in Vala and supports video [...]
This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 11.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 11.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The original End of Life warning follows, [...]
This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 8.04 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 8.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The original End of Life warning follows, [...]
This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop is no longer supported. This announcement is for the desktop product only, Ubuntu 10.04 Server is still supported for another two years. The original End of Life warning follows, with [...]
Every once in a while, I crawl out from under the rock that is bugzilla and I try and look around at what others are doing in the distro kernel space. Today I was curious how Fedora and Ubuntu compare in how they configure the kernel. I’ve long thought that for all the focus the [...]
Does Linux really need another application packaging and installment system? Ubuntu will be adding another one for its Ubuntu Touch smartphones and tablets. Read more ….
As you probably know, the Unity notification area (systray) whitelist is no longer available in Ubuntu 13.04 so you can’t whitelist applications to be able to use the systray. If you can’t live without an application that still uses the old notification area, here’s how to get the Unity systray whitelist back in Ubuntu 13.04 [...]
Quick update: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Half-Life 2: LostCoast are now available in Steam for Linux. Like the other two titles Valve has made available for Linux last week: Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal, the Half-Life 2 games are in beta for now and they don’t show [...]
While Steam is currently probably the most downloaded application on Ubuntu, a relaxing puzzle game Splice is storming the Ubuntu App Charts. In April, this game was on the 4th place in the Top 10 of commercial applications in the Ubuntu Software Center. Read more ….
Linux Kernel 3.9.1 is the first maintenance release of the kernel 3.9 series that has been released recently. This update brings various bug fixes and improvements. Here are some of them as shown in the changelog: Read more » Read more at upubuntu
Surprisingly Ubuntu 13.04 still offers a complete lack of customization options for the Unity desktop, but there is a solution. Install the Unity Tweak Tool to access a variety of helpful settings that will remove all barriers. Now you can get the Unity desktop to look the way you want, and perform the way it [...]
Australis is a desktop Linux distribution based on the latest Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) release and featuring the most recent version of the MATE desktop environment. Read more ….
Faster, less clunky than old-school Linux installersIn a move that could see Ubuntu veer even further away from the Linux mainstream, Canonical has proposed a new software packaging format designed to make it easier for developers to publish apps for Ubuntu’s tablet and phone–friendly future incarnations.… Read more ….
One handy tool I’ve mised since moving over to Ubuntu for my desktop workstation is Quicksilver’s ability to perform a quick DuckDuckGo search using hotkeys. I looked into a few Linux alternatives like Gnome-Do, which I used to swear by, and the newer Synapse, but neither seemed to fit quite right for me. However, since [...]
Canonical’s developers are going to dogfood the Ubuntu phone just as soon as some important features get added to the current installable images. Ubuntu VP Rick Spencer is setting out to get that done by the end of May Read more at H-online
All versions of Ubuntu 11.10, the desktop version of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, and the server edition of Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS reach their end of life today. Canonical recommends users upgrade as soon as possible