Highly Configurable GNOME Shell Theme `Elegance Colors` Sees New Release

Elegance Colors, a highly customizable, chameleonic GNOME Shell theme, has reached version 2.2.0, bringing some major configuration UI changes, new theme customization options, performance improvements and more. Since our last article, the theme has also got support for GNOME Shell 3.8 (it now supports both 3.6 and 3.8).

File Sync App `SparkleShare` 1.1.0 Released, Install It In Ubuntu

SparkleShare, an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool similar to Dropbox, has been updated to version 1.1.0 recently, receiving many bug fixes and tweaks.

How to install COBOL compiler and run cobol program in ubuntu

COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages, primarily designed by Grace Hopper. Its name is an acronym for COmmon Business-Oriented Language, defining its primary domain in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.


S06E15 – 10 Things I Hate About Ubuntu

Mark Johnson returns to be with Tony Whitmore and Laura Cowen for the fifteenth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

Firefox’s New Interface Is Already Looking Good on Linux

It’s been a few months since I last checked in on the progress of Australis, the new Firefox interface coming to Windows, Mac and, of course, Linux.

Wi-fi Gesture Controller ‘WiSee’ Built on Ubuntu, Pimped on the BBC

It’s always interesting to see Ubuntu grace the pages of the  popular press – even when it’s not referenced directly.

An article on the BBC News website today, June 5th, is one such occurrence.

4 More Games, Including Oilrush, Added to Latest Humble Bundle

Intrusion 2

Four more games have been added to the Humble Indie Bundle 8.

The pay-what-you-want offer now boasts an impressive collection of 11 gaming titles, all of which are available for Linux.

How to install postgresql 9.2 on ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Server

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows.

30 Things I did After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

And here we go again. Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released almost a month ago and unlike previous releases, this has been more of a silent affair. Mainstream blogs and news websites didn't cover much about the release. Ubuntu 13.04 is mostly an incrementally updated release and that could be the reason.

Ayttm – Unified instant messenger client

Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allow you to refer to several accounts of the same person from a single contact name, making it one of the cleanest and simplest clients to use.


Does Your Ubuntu PC Look This Cool?

PC cases for the most part look like… Well, look like a word I shouldn’t use on this site.

But with a bit of imagination, some paint, and plenty of LEDs a boring box can be transformed into a terrific-looking tower. Just like the following: a planned case mod by Ubuntu ISO tester Jackson Doak.

Surface Pro Owner? Here’s How to Install Ubuntu

Own Microsoft Surface Pro tablet? If you do and you want to make it insanely cooler you could install Ubuntu on it.  

Cutter – Disconnect routed IP connections

Cutter is an open source program that uses the FIN-ACK-RST packet technique described above to abort TCP/IP connections routed over the firewall or router on which it is run.


S06E14 – The Social Ubuntu

We’re back with the fourteenth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team! Alan Pope and Mark Johnson are still wandering the wilderness so Tony Whitmore and 

Ubuntu Bug #1 Marked As Fixed By Mark Shuttleworth

After almost 9 years and 1833 comments, the famous Ubuntu bug #1, "Microsoft has a majority market share", has been marked as fixed today by Mark Shuttleworth.

Mark Shuttleworth Marks Bug #1, ‘Microsoft Has Majority Marketshare, As Fixed

Mark Shuttleworth has marked Ubuntu’s ‘Bug #1‘ as fixed,

Linux Mint 15 `Olivia` Available For Download [Screenshots Tour]

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia", based on Ubuntu 13.04, has been released today and is available, as usual, in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let's take a look at what's new!

Intel Linux Graphics Installer Available For Ubuntu 13.04

Intel has released a new version of its Linux Graphics Drivers Installer and with it, the installer is now available for Ubuntu 13.04.

`Great Little Radio Player`: Simplistic Internet Radio Player For Linux

`Great Little Radio Player` is an Internet radio player for Linux that comes with a collection of about 400 radio stations organized by genre and you can easily add more, import or export radio stations.

How To Install MDM 1.2.5 From Linux Mint 15 In Ubuntu

MDM is the default Linux Mint display manager, forked from GDM 2.20, which means it supports the old GDM themes.

KeePass 2 AppIndicator Extension For Ubuntu

KeePass 2 is an open source password manager available for Windows and Linux (Mono).

You can no longer use the KeePass2 tray icon in Ubuntu 13.04 because the old systray whitelist has been removed from Unity, but you can now get AppIndicator support for KeePass2 thanks to an extension created by David Lechner.

Tiny Tiny RSS Ubuntu PPA (Google Reader Alternative)

A while back we wrote about installing and configuring Tiny Tiny RSS in Ubuntu, a Google Reader (which will be closing in July) alternative that you can host on your computer / server, but the version available in the Ubuntu repositories is pretty old, so I've uploaded t

Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels Using Autossh

autossh is a program to start a copy of ssh and monitor it, restarting it as necessary should it die or stop passing traffic.The original idea and the mechanism were from rstunnel (Reliable SSH Tunnel).

Ubuntu Axe Laptop Competition After Just 2 Weeks

Ubuntu Billboard in Ukraine

Ubuntu has been forced to axe a competition offering an Ubuntu-loaded Dell XPS laptop as a prize after just two weeks.

Humble Indie Bundle 8 Launches with 7 New Linux Games

Wake up! There’s a new Humble Indie Bundle waiting to have your cash thrown at it!

The drill, as always, remains the same: the Humble folks have some games, and you can buy them for however much you like.

Games on offer in this latest bundle are:

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