How To Downgrade Proposed Repository Packages In Ubuntu

Enabling the proposed repository in Ubuntu is usually not a good idea because it’s a testing area for updates so things can break. If you’ve enabled the proposed repository and something broke, here’s how to revert the changes by downgrading the packages installed from the proposed repository.Revert package upgrades from the Ubuntu proposed repository1. Firstly, […]

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Might Get A New Icon Theme

In an Ubuntu Developer Summit session today, Matthieu James (Graphic/Visual Designer at Canonical) presented the design guidelines as well as some of the work done to create a new icon theme for Ubuntu (both desktop and touch).The main goal is to finalize the new icon theme for 14.04 on touch devices but it’s also possible […]

Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Released

The Ubuntu developers have released an experimental Ubuntu Touch emulator running Unity 8 and Mir.Currently, the Ubuntu Touch Emulator is only available for Ubuntu 14.04 trusty Tahr but you can try installing it from source if you want to use it in an older Ubuntu version.According to the wiki, Ubuntu Touch Emulator if functional, but […]

Australis UI Lands In Firefox Nightly, Install It In Ubuntu (PPA)

Australis, a new Firefox user interface, has finally landed in Firefox Nightly.The first thing you’ll notice when using Australis is its curved tabs and the clear distinction between foreground and background tabs. But that’s not all. The bookmarks bar was separated from the location bar and merged with the bookmarks menu, the forward button only […]

Possible Changes In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

A new Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit (uds-1311) will start next week and some interesting changes will be discussed, such as enabling TRIM for SSDs by default, supporting touch apps on Ubuntu desktop and more.Below you’ll find some of the changes proposed for the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) as well as some other interesting […]

Android x86 Emulator `Genymotion` 2.0 Released

Genymotion 2.0 has been released with Android 4.3 support as well as new features such as drag&drop to copy files and APKs to the virtual device.Genymotion is a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images. The emulator features Ethernet support, multi-touch gestures, emulation widgets for GPS, battery, […]

Cinnamon 2.0 No Longer Breaks Unity In Ubuntu 13.10 [Quick Update]

A quick update for Ubuntu 13.10 users: the latest Cinnamon from the stable PPA no longer breaks Unity so it’s safe to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).If you want to give Cinnamon 2.0 a try without breaking the Unity session, in case you don’t want to continue using Cinnamon,  you can now safely […]

Install Brackets In Ubuntu Via PPA (Open Source Code Editor For HTML, CSS And JavaScript)

Brackets is an open-source code editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The application was originally created by Adobe, but is now maintained by the community. Brackets comes with some very interesting features, like a quick […]

Avant Window Navigator Gets New Maintainer, Ubuntu 13.10 PPA

Avant Window Navigator is a dock / task manager for Linux founded by Neil J. Patel, who was later hired by Canonical to work on Unity. A quick update for AWN fans: after several years of inactivity, Avant Window Navigator is maintained again thanks to Povilas Kanapickas, who took over the project recently.The code was […]

Metro: Last Light Available For Linux (Steam)

Metro: Last Light, a popular single-player first-person survival horror video game, is available for Linux, through Steam.Developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, Metro: Last Light was released in May 2013 as a sequel to Metro 2033. The action takes place in the universe of Metro 2033, a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by […]

Google Calendar Indicator 0.2.0 Released With Bug Fixes

Calendar Indicator, an Ubuntu AppIndicator for Google Calendar, was updated to version 0.2.0, receiving some important bug fixes, including a fix for the calendar events not showing up in the indicator menu under Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.Calendar Indicator is more than just a tool that displays Google Calendar events on the top Ubuntu panel. Besides […]

TopFeed: A Fancy Feed Widget For Your Ubuntu Desktop

TopFeed is a new smart feed widget that lets you stay up to date with your favorite websites by displaying the latest news on your Ubuntu desktop.The application presets all the feed items in a single column and tries to move what it thinks are the more important news to the top of the widget. […]

Football Manager 2014 Released, Available For Linux

Football Manager 2014 has been released on Steam and, as it was announced a while back, is available for Linux:”Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world. FM14 also includes integration with Steam […]

Install Nemo With Unity Patches (And Without Cinnamon Dependencies) In Ubuntu

Nemo, the default Cinnamon file manager, needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in some other desktop environment such as GNOME/Unity. That’s not the only issue that makes using the latest Nemo under Unity difficult – Cinnamon 2.0 breaks Unity in Ubuntu 13.10, Nemo no longer draws the desktop icons […]

Get The Ubuntu One Nautilus Integration Back In Ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.10, there’s no Nautilus integration for Ubuntu One because the package containing the Nautilus extension was removed.Some of that functionality is integrated with the Sync Menu, but not all: currently, there is no way of knowing if a file is currently in sync with Ubuntu One. Also, some users might prefer to right […]

GIMP 2.9 (2.10 Development Builds) Available In New Ubuntu PPA

Thorsten Stettin has created a new PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint users who want to use the latest GIMP 2.9 development builds.There won’t be a GIMP 2.9 stable release – 2.9 is used for development and will result in the next stable GIMP version, 2.10. The major new feature in GIMP 2.10 will be […]

Edit Samsung TV Channel List With SamToolBox

I recently needed a tool to edit a Samsung TV channel list and I’ve tried a few tools but all were pretty buggy. I ended up using an application called SamToolBox which, even though it is a bit buggy and not very intuitive, gets the job done.SamToolBox is available for Linux and Windows and it […]

Get The Sound Working In Skype With Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 (and derivatives) users: if you’re using Skype downloaded from its official website and not from the Ubuntu repositories, chances are the sound in Skype is either distorted or there’s no sound at all.This issue occurs because Ubuntu 13.10 ships with PulseAudio 4.0 and Skype doesn’t properly support it yet.This Skype issue can be […]

Sync And Collaboration Tool `Seafile` 2.0 Beta Brings New Desktop Syncing Client

Seafile is an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool which you can install on your own server. The tool uses a version control model somewhat similar to GIT but with some differences such as: automatic syncing, no history stored on the client side so the data is not stored twice (GIT is not efficient […]

First Development Release Of Parole Media Player 0.6 Is Out, Install It In (X)Ubuntu

The first development release of Parole Media Player 0.6 (version 0.5.90) was released recently, bringing changes such as: improved GStreamer 1.0 support, completed the port to GTK3, a nice new overlay for the playback controls and more.Parole is the default Xfce / Xubuntu media player. It’s based on the GStreamer framework and features playback of […]