How To Add Extra Category Folders to the Gnome-Shell Dashboard

Gnome 3.8 introduced a bundle of nifty changes like new applications for Weather, Clock, Documents and Note Taking, improved search in the Activites, Privacy Settings and so on.

S06E13 – Guest House Ubuntu

Tony Whitmore and Laura Cowen are joined by Andy Piper and Laura Czajkowski for the thirteenth

Handbrake 0.9.9 released and PPA installation instructions included

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.


Mark Shuttleworth Talks Mir, Ubuntu Touch & Mudslinging in the Community

Mark Shuttleworth – Ubuntu founder, multitasker

He’s the founder of Ubuntu and its parent company Canonical, and serves as the creative force behind not only the Unity desktop but its expansion to phones, tablets and TVs. 

Latest Chrome Release Fixes Ubuntu 13.04 Install Issue

Skype 4.2 For Linux Released With Minor Improvements And Bug Fixes

Skype 4.2 for Linux has been released today and it includes various bug fixes, increased stability when using a Microsoft Account, optimized Voice messaging as well as some minor new features.

Gnome Encfs Manager: Cryptkeeper Alternative With Ubuntu AppIndicator Support

Gnome Encfs Manager (GencfsM) is a tool to manage EncFS filesystems.

Skype for Linux 4.2 Released With Much Needed Bug Fixes

An updated version of of Skype for Linux has been released.

Mixxx – The most advanced free DJ software

Mixxx is a DJ tool that allows for the playback and mixing of digital music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and Wave).The basic requirements for Mixxx are a desktop computer or laptop with a reasonable amount of storage space on the hard drive for your music, at least 1 audio card for outputting the sound and a way of controlling the software either by mouse, keyboard or hardware DJ Controller.

Microsoft Office Clone Updates Interface, Improves File Support

Kingsoft Office for Linux has been updated with an improved theme, new icons and improved file support.

Video Transcoder `HandBrake` 0.9.9 Released With Blu-ray Subtitle Support, More

Handbrake, a free, open source video transcoder for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, has been updated to version 0.9.9 recently, getting Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support, better audio remix support, updated built-in presets, additional video framerates and more.

Desktop Search Tool `Recoll` Updated With Significant Improvements

Recoll is a full text search tool for Linux that comes with a Qt GUI, an Ubuntu Unity Lens and it can also be used via command line. The application can find keywords inside documents as well as file names.

Get Better Linux Desktop Performance And More With pf-kernel

pf-kernel is a custom Linux Kernel that comes with some popular patches not merged into the mainline Kernel, such as:

Fix: Shadow Displayed On Top Of Full-Screen Videos / Windows In Ubuntu 13.04

In Ubuntu 13.04, the top Unity panel shadow is displayed on top of full-screen videos / windows. The bug has been fixed a while back but it hasn't landed in Ubuntu 13.04 yet so here are two fixes / workarounds you can use until then.

Free DJ Software `Mixxx` Sees New Release

After more than a year of work, Mixxx 1.11.0 has been released recently, featuring a new beat detector, colored 3-band waveforms and many other new features as well as various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Libreoffice 4.0.3 released and PPA installation instructions included

LibreOffice is a comprehensive, professional-quality productivity suite that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreOffice users worldwide, and it is available in more than 30 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, ...).


Google Devs Install Ubuntu on Google Glass

Google developers have today shown off Ubuntu running on …Google Glass.

What to Expect from Unity in Ubuntu 13.10

It’s 5 months away from release, but we already know most of the new features planned for Unity in Ubuntu 13.10.

This is, in part, due to developers putting focus on Ubuntu Touch – the mobile version of Unity aimed at mobile and tablet devices.

How to Install Cinnamon 1.8 on ubuntu 13.04

Cinnamon is a user interface. It is a fork of GNOME Shell, initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. It attempts to provide a more traditional user environment based on the desktop metaphor, like GNOME 2. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon 1.2 onwards


Unity 8, Mir Preview To Be Available in Ubuntu 13.10

Both Unity 8 and Ubuntu’s new display server Mir will be available to try in Ubuntu 13.10. 

At least, that’s the aim, anyway.

S06E12 – Django Ubuntu

We’re back with the twelfth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team! Alan PopeMark JohnsonTony Whitmore

Chromium Likely to Replace Firefox As Default Browser in Ubuntu 13.10

Saucy Salamander Could Ship with Chromium

Ubuntu 13.10 is hoping to ship with Chromium as the default web-browser in place of Mozilla Firefox.

Humble Double Fine Bundle Mega-Review

Still unsure whether Double Fine’s Humble Bundle is worth the money and bandwidth?

With only six days left to claim your copies, we go hands-on with every game to help you decide…

Ubuntu builder 2.4.0 released and installation instructions included

A handy tool to build an Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution.Ubuntu Builder is a simple tool to create your own distribution. It allows to download, extract, customize in many ways and rebuild the ubuntu images. You can customize i386 and amd64 desktop ISO images.


Unity 8 Gets Demoed on Mir, Looks Impressive Already

Unity 8 – the next major version of the Unity desktop – has been demoed running atop of Mir, Ubuntu’s custom display server. 

Both Unity 8 and Mir are still in active development, so to see them running as well as they are in the video below, taken by Michael Zanetti, is exciting stuff.

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