On Testing Isis

We know a lot of Luna users and elementary OS followers are eager to try the upcoming release of elementary OS. You might have also noticed we haven’t made mention of any testing images. Although we have been working hard on what will become Isis, we are not yet ready to have the community try […]

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 […]

Peppermint Four Re-spins Available

Hello world, Team Peppermint and I are happy to announce the availability of an updated respin of Peppermint Four. This respin contains a number of… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read more …

Linux Deepin 2013 Available For Download [Video, Screenshots]

Linux Deepin 2013 has been released with various improvements and enhancements as well as two new applications: Deepin Terminal and Deepin Game Center.For those not familiar with Linux Deepin, this is a chinese Linux distribution (English ISO files are available as well) based on Ubuntu that ships with its own desktop environment based on Compiz […]

Save Up To 80% On Steam Thanks To The Steam Autumn Sale

Quick update for Steam users: Valve has launched the “Steam Autumn Sale” and many games available for Linux (not only, obviously) can be purchased with discounts of up to 80% or maybe even more, depending on the upcoming daily deals and flash sales.As an example, here’s the discount available today for some of the most […]

Unity Global Menu Can Now Be Disabled For Individual Applications [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

After a recent update in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, it’s possible to whitelist or blacklist individual applications from using the Ubuntu AppMenu (global menu).These settings are accessible via Dconf-editor, under  com > canonical > unity-gtk-module.To blacklist an application from using the Unity global menu in Ubuntu 14.04, install dconf-editor:sudo apt-get install dconf-editorThen open Dconf Editor, […]

Y PPA Manager 0.9.9.2 Adds Support For Linux Mint 16 And Ubuntu 14.04

Quick update: today I’ve released Y PPA Manager 0.9.9.2 which adds support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 16 Petra.This took a while because Linux Mint 16 ships with its own “add-apt-repository -y” command which has a bug and can’t be used with gksu or pkexec so I had to find a […]

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, […]

The Heuristics of Headerbars

One of the more visually obvious changes we’re working on for Isis is the adoption of Gtk’s new HeaderBar widget. This is a major departure from the way window controls and window titles have appeared for years, so I think it’s worth spending a bit of time discussing what this change allows. Link to original […]

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 […]