Here is one nice Ubuntu wallpapers pack hotamr.
Aug 31, 2010
Here is one nice Ubuntu wallpapers pack hotamr.
Aug 30, 2010
Just over a week ago we told you Steam wasn't coming to Linux. It appears that, as a commenter pointed out, Steam likely will be coming to Linux. Valve, the creators of Steam, have posted a job description for a software engineer that can Manage the operation of large clusters of machines running both Windows and Linux in a highly available system and Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform. With this job post it makes it increasingly more likely that Steam will release a Linux client.
Edit: This job was posted in 2006 or 2007 and I am not sure if this is still relevant. The new jobs page has been redesigned. It does not mention Linux anywhere on it.
NOTE: I explain in more detail the Applications tab as the is what is liable to be used most often.
If you have dual boot with windows you may notice Recycle And System Volume Information folders on your NTFS partitions, you can delete them but every time you boot to windows they will be created again.
Best way is to hide them.
To hide them open Gedit (or other text editor) and paste this:
System Volume Information
Aug 29, 2010
On every release on Ubuntu pr09studio make awesome wallpapers.
This release they made two awesome wallpapers.
Aug 26, 2010
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:app/ppa
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get upgrade
- sudo apt-get install app
To simplify this I have created a bash script that can install apps and add PPA in one simple command. To install an app run sau package. To install multiple apps run sau "package1 package2". To install an app and add a ppa run sau package ppa:app/ppa. To install multiple apps and add a PPA run sau "package1 package2" ppa:app/ppa.
There are some limitations due to my lack of skill. To add a PPA you must install an app. To get around installing another app, install an app is already installed. The other known limitation prevents adding multiple PPAs.
To install it download it here. Move it to /usr/bin/ and mark it as executable.
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Q: Final question, and one I'm sure you're not super-keen to answer, but I promised one of our tech guys I'd ask it. What truth is there to rumours that you're also working on a Linux version of Steam?
Doug Lombardi: There's no Linux version that we're working on right now. ...
Update: As beardy_666 has pointed out in the comments, Valve has already confirmed unintentionally released a version of the client:
Those enthusiasts within the Phoronix community even managed to get the unreleased Steam Linux client running up to a partially drawn UI and other modifications, but now that work can stop as Valve is preparing to officially release the Steam Linux client from where they will start to offer Linux native games available for sale. PhoronixHe also mentioned another article where they mention "Valve has also confirmed that it will make Steam available to Linux users in the coming months." but leave no sources.
Aug 21, 2010
Hello my name is Jason Cook and I will be co-writing on this blog with Ivan. I live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I will be starting my second year of High School in September at Grand River Collegiate Institute. I am the oldest of my four siblings. I have used Ubuntu since version 9.04 and am an editor for the Ubuntu Manual Team.
The Ubuntu Manual Team has just released the second version of the manual and can be downloaded here. Not much has been added to the manual, but over 300 bugs have been fixed and a new diagram for the file system was created by Benjamin Humphrey.
|The new file system diagram created by Benjamin Humphrey|
The manual covers tasks as simple as browsing the internet, instant messaging and listening to music to more complex tasks like installing software and using the command line. It is written to be easy to understand by starting with simple tasks and moving to more complex ones. Many screenshots have been to ensure the user knows what to do. This led to the creation of Quickshot, the application used to gather all the required localized screenshots - about 2,500 of them. The manual also includes a troubleshooting section to fix many common problems. The manual has been translated to two other languages, Greek and Dutch, with others on the way.
Aug 18, 2010
Mark Shuttleworth talks about Unity at Debconf 10.
He talks about current progress on Unity and explains features Unity.
Since GDM2 was included in Ubuntu 9.10 changing themes and customization is different.
GDM2 don't support themes, only thing that you can change is background, GTK and icon theme.
To do thins you need a tool called GDM2setup.
Aug 16, 2010
Drop down terminals are terminal inspired by consoles in games like Quake.
They are very useful if you need to quickly enter terminal and they are easily launched with one key.
Most popular drop down terminals are Guake, Tilda and Yakuake.
Aug 11, 2010
If you have ATI card and installed proprietary drivers you may notice that drivers are so "awesome" that you need to search for fixes all day ;)
One of the problem that you may get is video tearing, even you tried some things to fix it, it is still here.
This is because ATI Proprietary Drivers.
If you have drivers version 11.4 + (on Ubuntu 11.04+ default),
Go to ATI Catalyst Control Center > Display Options > Tear Free
There check "Enable Tear Free Desktop to reduce tearing"
and you're done.
For older drivers, open terminal and typing.
Aug 9, 2010
Today on Canonical design blog Otto Greenslade announced new better looking version on Ubuntu Light Theme.
For now only Ambiance theme got update.
at 9:27 PM
Aug 6, 2010
Alpha 3 of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been released, and it bring new features in Ubuntu Software Center and the Sound Menu.
But let's first start from the bottom.
Alpha 3 comes with Gnome 2.30.2 (build date 6/22/2010) and Linux Kernel 188.8.131.52
The new kernel will make Elantech touchpad owners happy because it now works "out of the box"
Software Center now comes with 2 new categories, "Featured" and "Whats New".
"Featured" will show featured apps and "What's New" will show new apps in the Software Center.
Sound Menu has been updated and it now hs working control buttons and scrubber, also playlist support has been added but it still doesn't work.
Also Rhythmbox now has a "share" button wich will tweet the current playing song and a link to the Ubuntu One Music store.
Aug 5, 2010
Ubuntu 10.10: Maverick Meerkat Alpha 3 has been released.
You can download it from the following links:
Aug 4, 2010
This is perfect theme for those who like to Ubuntu look like OS X.
Also i made one with Ubuntu logo for those who don't like OS X but like concept of OS X boot.