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Ambiance And Radiance Colors Theme Pack Available For Ubuntu 14.04

Ambiance & Radiance colors is a theme pack that provides Ambiance and Radiance themes in 9 different colors: blue, brown, graphite, green, orange (different than the one used by default in Ubuntu), pink, purple, red and yellow. The pack supports Unity/GNOME as well as Xfce and LXDE/OpenBox.

Ubuntu 14.10 Codename Revealed: Utopic Unicorn

Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the upcoming Ubuntu release: Ubuntu 14.10 will be codenamed "Utopic Unicorn".

Google Web Designer Available For Linux

Google Web Designer, a tool developed by Google which is currently in beta, is finally available for Linux. The following Linux distributions are currently supported: Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora.

Configurable Notification Bubbles For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Close On Click, Change Position, Colors, Size And More)

Leolik provides, for quite a few Ubuntu releases now, a patched NotifyOSD package which adds some extra features to Ubuntu's notification bubbles: change the notifications position, size, colors, adds an option to close the notifications on click and more.

The PPA was updated recently for the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Install Nemo 2.2.0 (With Unity Patches) In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Update for Ubuntu 14.04 users: I've updated Nemo (with Unity patches) as well as the Nemo extensions from the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA to the latest 2.2.0 version.

Fix Lubuntu 14.04 Network Manager Missing From The Panel

Lubuntu 14.04: The Network Manager icon doesn't show up by default for some users by default. Until the Lubuntu developers fix this, here's how to get the Network Manager icon back.

How To Install And Tweak GNOME Flashback Session In Ubuntu 14.04

The Classic, now called Flashback session was quite popular in Ubuntu 12.04 so I though I'd write an article on how to get the same experience in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Get Xbox Gamepads Properly Configured In Ubuntu With ubuntu-xboxdrv

You can use Xbox/Xbox360 gamepads in Linux by using the xboxdrv driver, and configure it using the jstest-gtk tool however, the package below fixes a few things related to xboxdrv.

Mark Shuttleworth Hints at 14.10 Codename: Utopic Unicorn

In a post on his personal blog Mark Shuttleworth expressed his willing to do something unified and upright, something about which we can be universally proud in the next Ubuntu release, but he also gave us a hint about the codename which 14.10 will have: Utopic Unicorn.

CherryTree Notes 0.33 Released: What's New, Overview & Ubuntu Installation

CherryTree is a powerful notes-taking application written in Python and GTK, which organizes your notes into so-called nodes and has rich-text markup formatting options, support for tables and images and many other features.

14 Programs in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr & Recommendations

Note that what follows are default applications that will be available after installing Ubuntu 14.04 from the official Live ISO image. Many more can be fetched and installed from the repositories via the Ubuntu Software Center. Check out this section for a few recommendations of my own.

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Landed with New Features, Interface Changes [Overview & Screenshots]

For this new Long-Term Support release, major changes have been implemented, not only in Ubuntu, but in its derivatives as well. Trusty will be supported for five years for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin, while the other flavors using a different desktop environment will be supported as well, if only for three years. These include Xubuntu and Lubuntu.

Xubuntu 14.04 Available For Download [Video, Screenshots]

Xubuntu 14.04, the Xfce Ubuntu flavor, was released today along with the other Ubuntu flavors. Let's take a quick look at what's new.

See What's New In The 14.04 Release Of Lubuntu, Kubuntu And Ubuntu GNOME

All the Ubuntu flavors reached version 14.04 (LTS) today. Below we'll take a quick look at what's new in Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Released, See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]

Ubuntu 14.04 was released today, so let's take a look at the most important new features and changes in this LTS release.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr To Get A Near Perfect Desktop

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will be released tomorrow and since many of you will install it as soon as it's released (or maybe you're already using Ubuntu 14.04), here's a list of 10 useful things to do to get a near perfect desktop.

While the tweaks below are targeted at Unity, many of them also work with other Ubuntu flavors like Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu GNOME.

Qt4 Music Player `YaRock` 0.9.66 Released With Internet Radio Stream Search, More

YaRock, a Qt4 music player, was updated recently with Internet radio stream search capability along with some other interesting improvements.

MakuluLinux Interview: Lead Developer Jaque Maymer Talks About Makulu

After looking at the latest edition of MakuluLinux, which comes with MATE 1.8 and looks awesome, we decided to ask Jaque Raymer, the lead developer of Makulu, a few questions regarding this new, customizable distribution which employs a new direction, making it stand out compared to ot

Qt4 Music Player `YaRock` 0.9.66 Released With Internet Radio Stream Search, More

YaRock, a Qt4 music player, was updated recently with Internet radio stream search capability along with some other interesting improvements.

Cinnamon 2.2 Released With System Settings Improvements, HiDPI support And More

Cinnamon 2.2 was released today, bringing various improvements to the System Settings, HiDPI/Retina Display support, client side decorations support along with other interesting refinements.

Todo Indicator: Ubuntu AppIndicator For todo.txt

Todo Indicator is a simple AppIndicator that lets you take advantage of the power and simplicity of todo.txt. The AppIndicator displays the list of tasks in the todo.txt file and lets you mark tasks as "done" directly from the indicator.

MakuluLinux: Awesome Debian-Based Distro Ships with MATE 1.8

MakuluLinux Mate Imperium Edition has been released a few hours ago, and being based on Debian Testing, I took it for a test drive.

10 More Great Free, Open-Source Games

Here is yet another overview of 10 free and open-source games for Linux. These are maybe not the most popular ones, but each definitely has a certain addictive tint to it.

Taking Kubuntu 14.04 for a Spin: What's Up in KDE 4.13?

Kubuntu versions usually ship with a pretty standard set up of KDE, and Trusty makes no exception. You will find the clean, default and usual KDE interface, but fear not, for it is highly configurable and you can practically make it look and behave in any way you like it.

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