Enable Hardware Acceleration In Chrome / Chromium Browser [Quick Tip]

Many of you probably already know about this but for the rest, here’s a quick tip that you might find useful. Quick tip: If you use Chrome or Chromium browsers and hardware acceleration is disabled for your graphics card, you can try to force it to get better video playback performance (for instance on YouTube) […]

Prime Indicator Lets You Quickly Switch Between Nvidia And Intel Graphics [Ubuntu 14.04]

Prime Indicator is a small, helpful Ubuntu AppIndicator for Nvidia Optimus users running Ubuntu 14.04 which allows users to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards.As we pointed out a while back, it’s possible to switch between Nvidia and Intel graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 and to do this, you must open Nvidia Settings, change […]

Get Android Notifications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With LinConnect

LinConnect is an application that can display notifications from your Android device to your Linux desktop. The application supports almost all Android applications and you’ll get notifications when you get a call, a SMS or WhatsApp message, Facebook notifications and so on. From the LinConnect settings you can select which applications can send notifications to […]

Install Laptop Mode Tools 1.64 With Configuration GUI In Ubuntu

Laptop Mode Tools is a package that allows you to extend the battery life of your laptop by enabling the Laptop Mode Linux kernel feature along with other power-related tweaks.This was a command line only tool until version 1.64, which introduces a GUI that lets you toggle individual power saving modules. The new GUI configuration […]

PPA Updates: Tor Browser Bundle 3.5, Sublime Text 3 Beta Build 3059

Quick update for Ubuntu / Linux Mint users: our PPAs were updated today with the latest Tor Browser Bundle 3.5 and Sublime Text 3 beta build 3059.Tor Browser Bundle 3.5For those not familiar with Tor Browser Bundle, this is a web browser based on Firefox ESR (Firefox with extended support), configured to protect users’ privacy […]

Fedora 20 Available For Download

Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” has been released, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.10 along with other interesting changes.GNOME 3.10Fedora 20 ships with GNOME 3.10 by default, with comes with some important changes:the old system status menus have been replaced with a new System Menuimproved login and lock screens: better layout, nicer transitions, prettier lock screen notifications, […]

Install The SteamOS Session In Ubuntu

Valve released SteamOS Beta a few days ago as an early first-look public release. Based on Debian 7, the new operating system comes with a session called SteamOS which is a modified Big Picture mode that uses a custom SteamOS Compositor (based on xcompmgr) optimized for Steam and gaming, and some other tweaks. If you […]

TRIM Enabled By Default For SSDs On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

SSDs are finally trimmed out of the box starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.TRIM allows the OS to “inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally”. Without this, the write speed on SSDs becomes very slow over time. More info @ Wikipedia.At […]

Manipulate Images In Nautilus Or Nemo With `Image Tools` Extension

`Image Tools` is a handy extension for Nautilus or Nemo created by Lorenzo @ atareao.es, that lets you manipulate images from the Nautilus or Nemo context menu.The extension lets you perform the following actions:resize, rotate or flip images;convert images from/to bmp, gif, jpg, png and more;enhance images: change the brightness, color, contrast and sharpness;apply effects […]

Confirmed: Canonical Is Forking GNOME Control Center And GNOME Settings Daemon For Ubuntu 14.04

A couple of days ago I was telling you about the possibility of Canonical forking GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Well, this was confirmed by Robert Ancell, Technical Lead at Canonical, on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list.The forks will have a limited lifespan and there won’t be any […]

ownCloud 6 Released With Online Collaborative Document Editing, More

ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, has reached version 6.ownCloud 6For those not familiar with ownCloud, this is a tool that you can install on your server (there are also desktop and mobile sync clients) which comes […]

New Nautilus Next (GNOME Files App) Mockups

Allan Day, UX Designer at Red Hat and GNOME contributor, posted an updated set of designs for the GNOME Files app, which he calls Nautilus Next.In the mockups (this is not real code yet and it can change later on), a new lists and grids design is presented, in which:the thumbnails are larger and clearer;the […]

More Work To Support Nvidia Optimus Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

More work to properly support Nvidia Optimus landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. 1. nvidia-prime 0.5 has been released today with a new feature that allows users to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU (“prime-select” command line tool). Other changes include:improved hardware detection – make sure the the laptop uses Nvidia Optimus and Nvidia […]

GTK 3.10 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Despite Sebastien Bacher’s (software engineer at Canonical) initial proposal to stay on GTK 3.8 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, GTK 3.10 landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr proposed repositories.According to an Ubuntu Desktop mailing list message, the rationale behind updating GTK to version 3.10 in Ubuntu 14.04 is to make “app developers happier (and we […]

Pinguy OS 13.10 Released [Screenshots, Video]

Pinguy OS 13.10 (based on Ubuntu 13.10) has been released with GNOME 3.10 by default, along with some new tweaks.Pinguy OS is a remastered Ubuntu with a lot of useful default applications – great for those who don’t like to do a lot of tweaking and want an OS that “just works”. This is the […]

Remote Desktop Tool `TeamViewer` 9 Available For Download

TeamViewer, the popular software for remote support and online meetings, has reached version 9, receiving Wake-onLAN support, notifications for Computers & Contacts and more.TeamViewer is an application for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, online meetings and more, available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iPhone. The application is free for personal use […]

Install Ubuntu On Your Chromebook Using Crouton

I recently got a Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu on it. There are two ways (that I know of) of doing this: using Crouton, which uses a chroot environment and lets you run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu in the same time and you can switch between the two using a keyboard shortcut, and […]

Oracle Java PPA Updated With ARM Support

Starting today, both Oracle Java 7 and Java 8 (JDK) installers available in the WebUpd8 Java PPA support ARM.Oracle Java 7 supports ARM v6/v7 Hard Float and Soft Float ABI while Oracle Java 8 only supports ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI (there’s no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle’s […]

Tor Browser Bundle Ubuntu PPA

Tor Browser Bundle is a web browser based on Firefox ESR (Firefox with extended support), configured to protect users’ privacy and anonymity by using Tor and Vidalia, tools that come bundled with it. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.When launching TorBrowser, it automatically starts the bundled Tor and Vidalia tools, […]

Linux Mint 16 `Petra` Released [Screenshots]

Linux Mint 16 “Petra”, based on Ubuntu 13.10, was released recently and is available as usual in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let’s take a look at what’s new.Linux Mint 16 “Petra”Changes shared between the two main Linux Mint editions: Cinnamon and MATE.MDM, the default Linux Mint display manager has received drastic speed improvements, NumLock […]